Encouraging and celebrating art created locally by young people is at the very heart of PAW. In a normal year we try and involve around Purbeck Young Artists (PYA) in schools across the area in creative activities. Students are encouraged to develop art works on the festival theme, which this year is “Celebration’. The workshops have been coordinated by Sebastian McEwen and are implemented by a talented team of artists, each of whom have experience of working with young people. The range of workshops span metalwork, photography, rust printing, sculpture, dance and puppetry. You can see the inspiring results at Rollington Barn.
We would like to express our gratitude to The Friends of the Festival and to all our Sponsors for supporting our work with young people. We would also like to thank the schools and teachers involved this year for recognising the importance of art and creativity for young people going forward.
The PYA exhibition can be found in the newly refurbished cow byre next to the main Rollington Barn exhibition.
The 2022 PYA exhibition opening ceremony will be on Saturday June 4th at 4.30 – 5.00 pm, we hope you will come and join Eko the giant puppet, and the dancers, for a puppets’ promenade and the workshop awards.