Welcome to PAW 2024: 25 May – 9 June

Get ready to immerse yourself in a celebration of creativity, culture, and community as we showcase the remarkable talents of local artists, creatives, and internationally renowned musicians alike. 

From vibrant exhibitions to open studios and world class performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. All exhibitions and open studios are free to visit, concerts are ticketed and available to book here

Start your journey at Rollington Barn, nestled near Corfe Castle, where you’ll find our collective exhibition showcasing painters, sculptors, textile artists, metalworkers, glass artists, woodworkers, ceramicists, jewellers and more. Attend daily demonstrations, workshops, and talks at the pop-up studio in the Barn’s courtyard, and don’t miss the Purbeck Young Artists’ exhibition in the Byre, showcasing young peoples’ artwork. The pop-up studio timetable can be found here and on page 36 of the brochure.

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If you would like to become a Friend and get advance information and booking, please click here for more details. If you join now you can enjoy our series of winter concerts – Chamber Music in Purbeck Houses – starting in January.



Our Latest News:

May 16, 2024

A Journey Through Creativity: From Pop-Ups and Open Studios to World Class Music

This article originally featured in Dorset Magazine. At the heart of the Festival lies a vibrant spectrum of artistic expression, each stroke, sculpture, and creation tells a story. As visitors embark on this year’s Festival trail – between May 25 – June 9 – they are not merely observers but participants in a vibrant, enriching experience, where every step unveils new insights, sparks fresh perspectives, and kindles a sense of inspiration.  Begin your journey at Rollington Barn (near Corfe Castle) … Read more


March 18, 2024

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival Delighted to Welcome The Lulworth Estate as Main Sponsor for 2024 Festival

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival is thrilled to announce that The Lulworth Estate will be its main sponsor for this year’s festival (25 May – 9 June). As a Festival dedicated to showcasing the incredible talent and creativity within the Purbeck area, we couldn’t be happier to have the support of The Lulworth Estate. We are delighted that they will be supporting our mission to foster a vibrant and diverse arts scene that inspires, engages, and uplifts our community, particularly young … Read more


March 1, 2024

A sneak peek at what’s coming up during Purbeck Art Weeks Festival!


This article featured in Love it Local’s Spring Issue 2024. Purbeck Art Weeks Festival (25 May – 9 June) is just around the corner and the team are busy gearing up for another exciting annual celebration of creativity in Purbeck. You can expect an array of experiences, from eclectic exhibitions to Open Studios, captivating concerts and events, and even some surprises sprinkled along the way.  Prepare to be immersed in artistic wonder as painters, sculptors, textile artists, metalworkers, glass artists, … Read more


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