Welcome to PAW

We will soon be welcoming live music back to Purbeck!

Between August 7th – 21st you can enjoy 5 concerts with I Fagiolini, Fieri Consort/Chelys Consort of Viols, Michael Collins/London Winds, Rachel Podger/Sestina and two trombone quartets.

You can view the full programme and book tickets HERE

Between September 11th – 26th our visual artists open their Studios, there is a collective exhibition at Rollington Barn and we have a couple more events.

We look forward to welcoming you all to the PAW Festival – we’ve missed you!

The PAW Festival team, including all our volunteers, performers and artists thank you for your support and we hope you are as excited as we are about being able to enjoy the live music and arts we have all missed so much!

Keep an eye on our Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) Facebook for the latest news. You can join our mailing list for updates via the form on our Contact Us page.

Please enjoy browsing through our Artists. Some are regular exhibitors and some are new to PAW, have a look at what they have been creating, and follow up on their websites if you’d like to see even more of their work.

Take care everyone and see you soon!

Our Theme Competition Gallery:

Every year we invite PAW artists to enter their work into a theme competition – for the selection of three winning images for the front of our Festival Brochure, Events Programme and posters. The theme for 2020 was ‘Changing Seasons’, which has morphed very naturally into ‘Renewal’ for PAW 2021!  We hope you enjoy some of the entries shown here.

Our Latest News from Facebook:


2 days ago

Only a week to go until the first of our PAW2021 Events! Please make sure you've purchased your ticket for I Fagiolini (@ifagiolini), who will celebrate the changing seasons by illustrating the paintings of Pieter Brueghel with music by Monteverdi, Schutz, Howells, Poulenc and others. Please visit our website to find out more and to book your seat: loom.ly/DRRw59Y#IFagiolini #PAW2021 #purbecklivemusic #PAW2021Events #PieterBrueghel #Livemusicisback ...
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4 days ago

Annie is passionate about painting, especially the sea around the Jurassic Coast. She uses acrylics on canvas to capture the movement of light as the water ebbs and flows. Her work is colourful, very detailed and representational and her style also lends itself well to portrait painting, especially older faces - @AnnieLovelass loves to try and capture the character and life of her subjects in paint. Animal portraits and trees also feature in her catalogue of work.Colour, light and shape play an important part in her work and she hopes that the finished work will add those dimensions to a space or room and generate an emotional smile in response. She has always believed that art should add a little joy to life and if her paintings achieve that…. then she is happy.To find out more, please visit our website, www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk. Annie will be exhibiting at Rollington Barn this year and would love to see you there.#PAW2021 #PurbeckArtWeeksFestival #localartist #purbeckartist #Rollington ...
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6 days ago

PAW artist Fen D'Lucie was thrilled to receive the 'Overall Winner' Award at the Ilminster Annual Open Exhibition 2021 for one of her large sculptures (pictured). Established and emerging artists living and working in the South West competed for the awards, and over a hundred works of art are now on display at the gallery with a mixture of paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and framed textile works. As part of the prize, Fen will join the other five prize winners for a subsequent show of sculpture and paintings at the Ilminster Arts Centre in January 2022. The current exhibition is on for a month from 20th July to 13th August at the Arts Centre Meeting House in Ilminster - please go to loom.ly/Tv6t6G0 to find out more. Congratulations, Fen, and we look forward to seeing more of your work at our Rollington Barn exhibition in September!#PAW2021 #PurbeckArtWeeksFestival #localartist #sculpture #overallwinner #purbeckartist ...
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