Set in rolling fields just over the hill from Corfe Castle, Rollington Barn is the hub for the PAW Festival – showcasing the fantastic range of creative talent in Purbeck. The main barn hosts a collective exhibition representing most of the PAW Festival visual artists; their paintings, prints, ceramics, photography, woodcrafts, greetings cards and much more. Rollington Barn provides a taste of what can be discovered by visiting our Open Studios, many of which provide a unique opportunity to meet PAW artists.
Entry is free and artwork from the main exhibition can be purchased and taken away on the day. We accept cash, cheques and most credit and debit cards.
Building on the success of last year’s Pop Up Studio in the courtyard, PAW artists will be conducting demonstrations, workshops and talks about their work and medium every morning and afternoon. These events are free and you can view the timetable on our Pop Up Studio page.
Rollington Barn is also an excellent place to pick up a Festival Brochure, start planning your art trail and deciding which events you wish to go to. By identifying your favourite artists from those exhibiting you can plot your itinerary around the Open Studio trail. There is always a warm welcome at these venues, and many visitors love the opportunity to meet artists in their own space and discover hitherto undiscovered corners of Purbeck.
In the byre, across the courtyard from the main barn, is one of Rollington’s highlights, the PYA show; an eclectic display of artistic creativity and imagination by students (our Purbeck Young Artists) from local schools that will provide inspiration to all. With the collective show in the barn, the Purbeck Young artists’ show in the byre, Pop Up Studio events and the ever-popular LoveCake Courtyard café there is plenty to keep visitors entertained at Rollington for hours!
- Rollington Farm, Studland Road, Corfe Castle BH20 5JG
- Flags and signs on the main road indicating the farm drive
- Ample parking on the drive leading to the barn
- Unisex/disabled toilets on site
- Disabled access: Good
- Open daily 10.00 to 5.00
- Free Entry
Directions from Corfe Castle: take the B3351 to Studland: first farm on right.
Directions from the ferry: through Studland, follow signs to Corfe Castle: 4 miles on the left.