We have around 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 Purbeck in creative activities. Students are encouraged to develop art works on the festival theme which this year is ‘Flights of Fancy’. The workshops have been coordinated by Helen Biles and we are most grateful for all the work she and her team of artists have put in over many months. The range of workshops span metalwork, cyanotype, rust printing, stone carving, 3D, dance and animation. You can see the inspiring results at Rollington Barn. We are delighted that even more schools are interested this year – and that we have been able to expand the number of workshops to eighteen.
Thanks to The Friends of the Festival and our Sponsors for supporting our work with young people.
We also support community art made by young people 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 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.