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PAW 2020 was different ……. although we were not able to hold the PAW Festival this year, we offered visitors to our website as much of a ‘virtual’ PAW as we could, and still do!

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!

Our ART4ACTION ONLINE AUCTION took place on Sunday 14th June, and we are delighted that a total of £8,828.00 was raised, of which 25% (£2,207.00) has been donated to the Dorset Coronavirus Community Fund, with 60% going to the artists.  We would like to thank all those taking part, including our PAW artists, for their enthusiasm and generosity in making this new ‘lockdown’ venture such a success.

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 went 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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2 weeks ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

Andy Knill, Swanage-based PAW artist, is the current 'Artist in Residence' at Knoll House Hotel, Studland. A curation of colour and line drawings, Andy Knill Art's work is currently displayed in the wardroom and lounges at the hotel, and will be available to view and until the end of October. All pieces are individually priced.

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3 weeks ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

PAW artist, Paul Barron, is taking part in an online exhibition called 'The Big Pause: Reflections of Lockdown'. The collection of work features lockdown-inspired pictures and is available to view online until the 19th October. Many of the works are for sale, with 25% of each sale being donated to their chosen charity. ...

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4 weeks ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

PAW artist Cathy Veale features in this month's Dorset Life magazine. Based in Swanage, Cathy paints large watercolour seascapes, taking inspiration from the surrounding coastline and from being a keen sailor. She concentrates on the effects of light and colour on water and, in the article, describes how, 'After scanning the scene and deciphering each colour, I then look for shapes, patterns and contrasts in tone and without too much planning, I let the picture evolve as I am painting. Watercolour is a wonderfully fresh and direct medium to use and lends itself to painting water. It particularly appeals to me in the way that it can be applied as subtle washes to capture the transient effects of light, mood and colour, particularly when painting seascapes.' To read the article in full, pick up a copy of your local Dorset Life magazine from any good newsagent or supermarket.

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