Purbeck Art Weeks 2012 | 26 May ~ 10 June

Purbeck's annual festival of artist's open studios, talks, music and events is drawing near again. Many of the collective artists will be showing work, either in their own studios or at shared venues around Purbeck.

The festival has been growing year by year and is a fantastic opportunity to come and explore the creativity on offer. With guest appearances from Melvin Bragg and Sheila Girling (whose husband Sir Anthony Caro is the festival's president), a huge range of art and culture spread around the area, and the joys of our Jurassic Heritage Coast to explore, you are highly recommended to come and visit! For more detilas please visit www.purbeckartweeks.co.uk

If you do plan on paying us a visit, why not register your email with us - we will be updating all our subscribers with details of where the Collective artists will be appearing as well as other news and info that we're sure you'll be interested in. Add your details below to join our list... and we hope to see you round our neck of the woods very soon!





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Art and crafts inspired by and created in Purbeck

Purbeck is a wonderful source of inspiration for the artists and craftspeople who live and work here. A strong sense of place runs through much of the work shown on this site, echoes of the Dorset coast and landscape, and their constant drama.

The Purbeck Collective is a dynamic co-operative of Dorset artists and makers whose aim is to increase the profile and awareness of our work, whilst supporting local arts and events wherever possible.

We hope you enjoy browsing the art on this site, Please get in touch with any of the artists to find out more about them or to make a sales enquiry, and if you have any ideas or comments about our site please email them to us at info@purbeckcollective.co.uk

List of artists - Click here for full artist listing page

  • Paul Angel - Photography

    Paul Angel - Photography

    Paul's current work includes commissions (interiors, event documentary, natural landscape and architectural details) as well as his own landscape work.
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  • Jane Colquhoun - Textiles

    Jane Colquhoun - Textiles

    Textile artist, interested in surfaces of geology and coastline, folk art- narratives, caricature, mixing vintage and contemporary and sea washed tatty fabrics. view artist's page»

  • Jane Colquhoun - Textiles

    Jan Dagley - Painting & Prints

    My work explores the boundaries between word and image, representation and abstraction, poetry and the visual arts and, in practical terms, the boundaries between painting and printmaking. view artist's page»

  • Collette Drayson - Purbeck Fleece Designs

    Collette Drayson - Purbeck Fleece Designs

    Collette Drayson spins and makes knitted and woven articles from local wool.

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  • Janine Drayson - Illustration and prints

    Janine Drayson - Illustration and prints

    Janine Drayson is an artist and illustrator that works from her studio and shop near the Millpond in Swanage.
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  • Heather Gibbons - Painting

    Heather Gibbons - Painting

    Heather uses oils as the main medium for producing work inspired by the evocative Purbeck coastline and land shapes. view artist's page»

  • Nicki Hall - Glass casting & Sculpture

    Nicki Hall - Glass Casting & Sculpture

    Nicki's recent work incorporates the process of sand casting with molten glass, and hand formed metal inclusions. view artist's page»

  • Nicki Hall - Glass casting & Sculpture

    Lizzie Induni - Painting

    Lizzie's work is developed from drawing and interpreting patterns in landscapes, and painted using traditional limewash paints. view artist's page»

  • Eliza Jayne - Ceramics

    Eliza Jayne - Ceramics

    Contemporary Applied Artist who specialises in Ceramics of an organic nature. view artist's page»

  • Eliza Jayne - Ceramics

    Richard Jeffrey - Photography & 3D

    Richard Jeffery is a photographer and 3D artist based in Swanage. Much of his work comes from the sea and the effects of tide and time on boats and other man made surfaces. view artist's page»

  • Eliza Jayne - Ceramics

    Issi Nash - 3D Mixed Media

    I am influenced by the Purbeck landscape and an extended 'landscape' that includes the space beyond Earth. view artist's page»

  • Antonia Phillips - Painting

    Antonia Phillips - Painting

    Antonia‚Äôs work is about being near the sea - from walks in Purbeck along beach and cliff to the icy seas and mountain shapes of the far North. view artist's page»

  • Shannon Ribbons - Digital fine art prints

    Shannon Ribbons - Digital fine art prints

    Shannon Ribbons works with a mixture of hand drawn sketches and digital photography to create surreal and imagined versions of the landscape. view artist's page»

  • Jonathan Sells - Sculpture

    Jonathan Sells - Sculpture

    Jonathan Sells is a professional stone carver and mason who works from his studio at Corfe Castle, Dorset. view artist's page»

  • Peter Tomkins wood carving

    Katy Shepherd - Painting, Drawing, Animation

    Katy, a trained painter, has been working with animation as part of her artistic practice since 1995. She has been particularly drawn to the ideas around resurrection, of bringing an image to life. view artist's page»

  • Peter Tomkins wood carving

    Peter Boyce-Tomkins - Wood Carving

    Much of Peter's work is based on the graceful shapes of sails, interpreting their movement and power when filled by the wind. view artist's page»

  • Cathy Veale - Painting

    Cathy Veale - Painting

    Cathy Veale is renowned for her seascapes. Taking inspiration from the beautiful Dorset coastline and from being a keen sailor, her paintings depict a unique sense of texture. view artist's page»

  • Tony Viney - Stone carving

    Tony Viney - Stone Plates & Vessels

    Fossils from 135 million years ago are revealed in the polished stone plates and bowls made by Tony Viney. view artist's page»

  • Julie Winsor - Art, Jewellery, Assemblage

    Julie Winsor - Painting, Jewellery, Assemblage

    An artist and jewellery designer/maker who has studied both Fine and Applied Art. view artist's page»

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