The exhibition in the Library

The exhibition in Droitwich Library is the final event of the ArtsFest 2017. 24 artists showed their works in various media. More »

ArtsFest 2017

ArtsFest 2017 was a great success. It is the first big event that DAN has organised with multiple activities, exhibitions, concerts and guest performers over 3 weeks period, and the programme was accepted well by the audience. More »

The Best in Show at Hanbury Hall

A beautiful painting ‘Royal Scot 66113 Cameronian’ by Kenneth Robinson was voted by visitors as the best artwork. More »

DAN annual exhibition at Hanbury Hall

Each year DAN members hold an annual exhibition in the prestigious venue, Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall. More »

Handel\\\'s Water Music

Droitwich Spa celebrated Handel\\\'s Water Music with a concert and historical reenactment. More »

DAN members artwork selection

DAN members are very diverse in their artistic expressions - there are the excellent watercolourists, oil painters, photographers... More »

 

M&Co Fashion Show Fundraiser

M&Co Fashion Show Fundraiser!
Wednesday, 14th March 2018
6:30pm
M&Co, Droitwich
Tickets: £5

Please come along with friends and family to support your fellow members as they strut their stuff on the catwalk!
There will be 10% off all purchases on the night.
Soft drinks and nibbles will be available and raffle.

Tickets can be purchased from M&Co and Park’s Cafe.

(DAN members – a contribution to the raffle would be greatly appreciated. Please bring along on the night).

Tamara Jelača exhibits her textiles at Number 8 in Pershore

A solo exhibition of Droitwich Arts Network member Tamara Jelača is now open at Number 8 Community Arts Centre in Pershore, and it will be opened until 7 March 2018. 

Multi-Media embroideries of ‘Faceless’ portraits of real and imagined people from all walks of life are challenging our perception. The public is invited to play and replace obvious conclusions with some alternative or invent the different backgrounds behind the portraits. Does the lack of facial features give us more freedom to understand people, or to limit us in our ability to know each other better?

Tamara Jelača graduated in textile design from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She works in a field of contemporary textiles and mixed-media visual arts, mail art and art books. She has taken part in over 70 group exhibitions and projects in Serbia and abroad (Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Sweden, France, Spain, Germany, Bolivia, Finland, Argentina, United Kingdom). She has exhibited her work in 9 solo exhibitions. Since 1996 she is a member of the Society of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia (ULUPUDS). She has also been a member of Droitwich Arts Network since 2014.

Helen Karakashian elected Chair of Droitwich Arts Network

Droitwich Arts Network is proud to announce the election of Helen Karakashian as its new Chair. Helen takes over from Peter Hawkins who held the position of Chair for a number of years.

Upon her election, New Chair Helen said: “Peter Hawkins worked tirelessly for Droitwich Arts Network. I intend to build on this strong foundation and reach out to all the local clubs and societies covering a wide spectrum of the arts, and encourage increased interaction.”

With her committee, Helen is working on a diary of events for the year ahead which includes demonstrations and involvement in textiles, pottery, painting, wood carving, knitting, writing and quilting among many other arts and crafts. There will be visits to art galleries, theatres and other places of interest such as the Jewellery Quarter and the Kidderminster Museum of Carpet where there will be opportunities to take photographs and to paint ‘en plein air’. These visits will be intermingled with social events and fundraising activities as well as involving the local schools and community in a variety of projects.

Diane Curley’s exhibition at Hanbury Hall

The new Droitwich Arts Network member Diana Curley cordially invites you and your friends to the opening of her solo art exhibition “Movement and Interaction” at Hanbury Hall National Trust property (Long Gallery). 

Diana will be in the gallery to meet you where there is a selection of paintings and sculptures, sitting side by side on show, on Saturday, 17 March 2018 between 10am and 5pm. The exhibition will be open until Sunday, 25 March 2018, 10am – 5pm.

Free entry to National Trust members. For non-members £8 for an exhibition and garden ticket.

“I am a mature student studying for a BA(Hons) Painting Degree with The Open University of Creative Arts and in my final year. The creative process for me has been in equal measures exciting, rewarding and experimental and a journey I would not have been without.” (from Diana’s website). 

Contacts:

Diana Curley tel. 07811461348 / https://curleybluebells.wordpress.com/

Hanbury Hall: tel. 01527821214 / Hanbury Hall National Trust Property, School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 7EA