Open Studios

Visiting artists’ studios is a wonderful way to enjoy the range of art produced across the Isle of Purbeck. We have painters, printmakers, sculptors, metal workers, ceramicists, wood workers, jewellers, textile artists and much more, for you to explore. Our artists are looking forward to welcoming you!

Entry to all studios and exhibitions is free.

Look out for the small yellow and blue PAW direction signs – or have a look at the PAW Map at the back of your brochure and plan your trail around your tastes, timescale, or transport. There is a good local bus service and the Swanage Railway steam train, and bicycles can be hired at Wareham Station.

You may like to take your credit card with you (or cheque book) just in case temptation strikes. Many Open Studios have card machines, but not all. Or you can secure your latest art related purchase by paying a deposit.

Please respect individual Open Studios’ guidance to visitors. And, please remember that all studios and exhibitions are work environments and are likely to have hazards such as uneven surfaces, sharp tools, etc. Visitors must take great care. The trustees cannot accept liability for loss, injury or damage.


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