Welcome to PAW

The PAW Festival team would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Festival so enjoyable and successful for the community, our artists and our visitors.

Thousands of visitors from Purbeck and further afield enjoyed our artists’ open studios, collective exhibition at Rollington Barn, some fabulous concerts, a fascinating talk on local sculptor Mike Bizley, and ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ a dance theatre event with Eko the giant puppet (with the Mowlem Theatre). Also inspiring were the creative contributions made by Purbeck Young Artists and Purbeck Youth Music!
This was all made possible by generous local sponsorship, public funds, our Friends, and by a large number of keen volunteers. A big THANK YOU to everyone!

Congratulations to Kati, the winner of our postcard competition! Kati used her winnings to buy a memorable painting of Wareham Quay. We hope that all of you who bought artwork during the Festival are now enjoying your treasures at home.

The new Jubilee Celebration mural on Swanage seafront was unveiled by the Mayor of Swanage on June 30th. Designed and made by children from four local schools, their imagination and creativity make this a wonderful addition to the seafront. Do go and have a look!

You can look forward to our winter programme of Chamber Music in Purbeck Houses (CMPH) – dates to be announced. These concerts are available to Friends only.

If you enjoyed your PAW experience and would like to become a Friend, please click here for more details.

Next year’s PAW runs from 27 May – 11 June. Please follow our Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) Facebook and Instagram posts for the latest news.

PAW 2022 Brochure & Events Programme

If you would like to have look at what happened in PAW 2022 our Brochure & Events Programme are here: