Welcome to Purbeck Art Weeks
25 May - 9 June 2013
Purbeck Art Weeks is a 2-week festival taking place every year in Dorset, incorporating around 50 artists exhibiting in their own open studios, a group show at Rollington Barn near Corfe Castle, events, workshops, concerts, talks and a lively and expanding Fringe.
The festival has been growing steadily over the last few years, recently hosting alumni such as Sir Anthony Caro, Jim Hunter, Sheila Girling and Melvin Bragg as visiting speakers and artists. On the musical front we have curated performances by world class musicians including the Gabrieli Consort and Natalie Clein and Friends.
We are increasingly involved with local schools in the area, with exhibitions and events featuring the work of Purbeck Young Artists, often working in collaboration with established artists in various fields.
Last year’s theme was ‘Carnival of the Animals’ inspired by the wonderful music of the French composer Camille Saint-Saens. In 2013 our theme is “Global Patterns” involving around 12 schools and around 500 young people. We are always looking for sponsorship to help us encourage your talent so do get in touch if you would like to help.
We also offer bursaries to individuals with the aim of encouraging and promoting all types of artistic endeavour in Purbeck.
We welcome both artists who wish to participate - please get in touch via email (also if you want to enquire about our bursary scheme) and friends of the festival and sponsors who would like to support our aims.
Visiting 'PAW' is an excellent way to take in the sights and delights of this wonderful area, home to the World Heritage designated Jurassic Coast as well as many other fantastic locations. Whether visiting for the day or planning a longer stay, make sure to come and sample the wonderful and varied talent on offer both during the festival and indeed at other times...
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Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you at the Festival later this month.
There is still time to join in our final concert of Zimbe – African inspired music - as part of our community choir. The final rehearsals are as follows and no singing skills are needed:
Thursday May 16th 7 - 9.30 Methodist Church, full choir
Sunday May 19th 2 - 4.30 Methodist Church, full choir
The concert is on Sunday 9th June at St Mary’s Swanage starting at 3.30pm.
PAW 13 brochures are now being distributed from the usual place - please collect a few and pass them round.
Event tickets now on sale online!
Booking is now open for all our events - in many cases numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Please contact us for details of our bursary scheme for new and emerging artists