Welcome to PAW

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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1 week ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

Purbeck Stone has been quarried here since at least Roman times and our PAW sculptors, artists and visitors will have first hand experience of its special qualities and its role in shaping the landscape. This new book from Treleven, ‘Trev’, Haysom is a definitive history of the Purbeck stone industry, from its foremost living authority.

Pre-order your copy now: PURBECK STONE by Treleven Haysom
- publication mid October.
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3 months ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

"I have always been interested in the pursuit of perfection and had an interest in repetitive action in order to achieve this. This initially was through setting rules and impossible goals for myself, where the act of ‘doing’ became the work of art and the physical work became a by-product of this act."

"My professional life has taken me into teaching and this has impacted upon my practice, my narrative and outcomes. Teaching has introduced me to other techniques and processes and enabled me to produce more physical work with meaning and intent. A teaching colleague first introduced me to paper cutting through a scheme of work we were teaching and I loved this mindful activity and the idea of a blank piece of paper and transforming it through taking away. I have since produced many pieces of work, that explore our relationship to biodiversity through entomology, but more than that there is a wider message that links to understanding, ignorance, knowledge and prejudice."

To see more from Zara Saganic (@littlezart), and work from our other artists, visit www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk

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3 months ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

Wendy Rugman studied Art history for several years. It was on a trip to Cézanne’s Provence that she decided to have a go at painting herself. Since then she has been painting and exhibiting locally.

To see more from Wendy, and work from our other artists, visit www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk

#purbeckartweeksfestival #art #purbeck #painting
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