Welcome to PAW

PAW 2020 will be different ……. although we are not able to hold the PAW Festival this year (May 23 – June 7), we are offering visitors to our website as much of a ‘virtual’ PAW as we can!

If you would have enjoyed exploring our artists’ Open Studios and exhibitions,  we would like to encourage you to browse through and enjoy the work of our artists on this website. Click here to explore the artists’ Open Studios and Rollington exhibitors, enjoy our Brochure and Events Programme.  Some of the artists are regular exhibitors and some are new to PAW, have a look at what they have been creating, and follow up on their websites to see even more of their work. You might even fall in love with some art and buy it directly from the artist!

We are also holding an online Art4Action Auction on Sunday June 14th in support of Purbeck’s artists and the Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund.  The online auction catalogue and details of how to bid will be available here from the 1st June.

If you were looking forward to our events, we hope you will enjoy the series of virtual concerts that we and the musicians have created for you on this website – click here to go to Virtual Events. These concerts reflect what would have been performed during the Festival, and will go live on the day when the event would have happened – starting on May 23. In some cases we have included art works by our artists to enliven the music sequences.

The first sequence features Sestina (led by counter-tenor Mark Chambers) with violinist Rachel Podger – just click on Virtual Events and hear what they have to offer.

Keep an eye on our PAW Facebook as we bring you profiles of our artists and their work, and more clips of the music you would have heard.

The PAW team, including all our volunteers, and our performers and artists are now looking forward with determination and optimism to a great PAW 2021 (May 29 – June 13).

Take care everyone and please keep in touch.


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Purbeck Art Weeks

Timeline PhotosAt coffee time today (but you can catch them at any time thereafter) Eluned Pierce and Hugh Thomas “Touch their immortal harps of golden wires” at Encombe House: loom.ly/TCEIVyk

They have not recorded harp music together but do feature separately in flute duos. We also include some of the Bach that Anneke Hodnett played at Creech Grange during our series of Chamber Music recitals in Purbeck Houses.

Finally we catch them young.... with Alisa Sadikova at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory Music School.

Works by PAW visual artists Carol Cox, Andy Knill, Cathy Veale and Eleanor Spalding accompany parts of the music. You can see the work of our visual artists at loom.ly/_89irqo

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Purbeck Art Weeks

At coffee time today (but you can catch them at any time thereafter) Eluned Pierce and Hugh Thomas “Touch their immortal harps of golden wires” at Encombe House: loom.ly/TCEIVyk

They have not recorded harp music together but do feature separately in flute duos. We also include some of the Bach that Anneke Hodnett played at Creech Grange during our series of Chamber Music recitals in Purbeck Houses.

Finally we catch them young…. with Alisa Sadikova at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory Music School.

Works by PAW visual artists Carol Cox, Andy Knill, Cathy Veale and Eleanor Spalding accompany parts of the music. You can see the work of our visual artists at loom.ly/_89irqo

Thank you for joining us.
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Diana Girdwood moved to Dorset four years ago and began to explore paper as a medium for sculpture and collage.
Her unique sculptures are constructed by manipulating newspaper to form a shape. She may cut into the shape and bring out pattern and layering detail by a repeated process of varnishing and sanding the surface. Her collages are vibrant, energetic and each suggests its own story.

To see more of Diana's work and the work of our other PAW artists, go to www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk
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