PAW 2024: 25 May – 9 June

We are excited already! Planning for this year’s Festival is in full swing – artists are signing up and preparing their work, exhibitions are being planned, and some fabulous vocal and instrumental concerts have been booked. School workshops are underway and as part of a Community Project young people have started creating a new mosaic for Swanage seafront.  It’s all go!

Put the dates in your diary now and we look forward to seeing you.

If you are a Purbeck Artist and you are interested in exhibiting with us in 2024, please have a look at our Members Website

If you would like to keep up with the latest news, please follow our Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) Facebook and Instagram.

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:

A message from PAW on the passing of Tony Viney

We were very sad to hear that Tony Viney passed away on Feb 16th.  He was a founding member of PAW back in 2001, and we are profoundly grateful for all he has done for us and for the arts in Purbeck. Tony stepped down as a PAW Trustee in 2016. In 2017, in recognition of his unique role in the foundation and development of PAW, and his passion for young peoples’ involvement in the arts, we established the Tony Viney Prize for Creativity as part of our Purbeck Young Artists scheme – which delighted him.

25 January 2024

Applications close in a week!

Just four months to go until #PAW2024! Have you got your application to exhibit in already? Less than one week to go until applications to exhibit at the festival close (31 Jan)! All the info can be found on our website under the member section. #purbeckartweeks

10 January 2024

We’re in the News!

Did you see us in the Purbeck Gazette? Don’t forget there’s just 3 weeks to go to apply to exhibit your work at #PAW2024! Get in touch with us on our website or at to find out more. We’re also offering bursaries to support visual and performing artists with their careers. Get in touch!

1 January 2024

Exhibition Applications are Open!

Today is the day! Are you interested in exhibiting at PAW 2024 (25 May – 9 June) and do you also work, live or study in Purbeck? Get in touch with us at We’re also excited to be able to offer bursaries for those keen to get into the arts. Email us for more info.

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