Purbeck Art Weeks Festival 2017 –  a resounding success! 

The rich array of art in the many Open Studios, Rollington Barn and other exhibitions attracted visitors from far and wide to beautiful Purbeck. Paintings, sculptures, prints, glass, jewellery, photography, woodwork and ceramics have been enjoyed, bought and discussed from Durlston to Sandford and from Bushey to West Lulworth. As one visitor said ‘everywhere you turn there is creative individual art work of quality’.

Alongside the art a range of events entertained, challenged and inspired their audiences – with delightful wind music, breathtaking Monteverdi, and lively contemporary dance. More schools and community groups than ever have been involved in the Purbeck Young Artists scheme and community performances such as Ahoy! –  giving them experiences they will remember for years to come. Local shops took part in the shop window competition with imaginative ‘A Moment in Time’ window displays. And our roving reporter was out and about behind the scenes as you can see in the Behind the Doors at PAW section on this page.

The excitement of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival may be over for this year, but we’ll be back next year from May 26 to June 10!