We have nearly 200 Members of Purbeck Art Weeks and every year well over half will exhibit as part of our group show at Rollington Barn or at their own Open Studio. The list on our Purbeck Art Weeks Artists page shows every artist and gallery that is currently a Purbeck Art Weeks Member and our exhibiting Guest Artist.
Purbeck Young Artists
Encouraging and celebrating art created locally by young people is at the very heart of PAW. Every year we involve around 500 Purbeck Young Artists (PYA) in schools across the area in creative activities. Students are encouraged to develop art works on the festival theme, which this year is “Changing Seasons’. The workshops have been coordinated by Sebastian McEwen and are implemented by a talented team of artists, each of whom have experience of working with young people. The range of workshops span metalwork, photography, rust printing, sculpture, dance and puppetry. You can see the inspiring results at Rollington Barn.
We also support art made by people of all ages in the community. Projects that you might like to visit include: The Wareham Library Garden mural, The Sea Life Stone Bench alongside the garden path overlooking Swanage pier and the stone obelisk outside Burngate Stone Carving Centre. And don’t miss the three ceramic murals on Swanage sea front.
Do you want to exhibit with PAW?
Visual Artist Members can exhibit at our central exhibition at Rollington, (a great place to dip your toe in the water for the first time, or offer a taster of your work to encourage visitors to your open studio), or Open Your Studio, (lots of artists also share Open Studios – great for mutual support and to increase the variety of art for visitors).
The visual artists involved in PAW are a real mix of established and emerging artists and of all ages. Many artists, who now exhibit regularly elsewhere, as well as in PAW, took their first steps through the Art Weeks. PAW is a great place to start.