The Artist of the Month: Arts Week organisation board
Arts Week was a very successful event, thanks to the whole DAN organisation board. On the picture John Bodley, Peter Hawkins and Malcolm Wakeman dressed in French costumes (only one moustache is real!) More »
Westacre School pupils present their design for the Mural 2016
Westacre School pupils designed the Mural 2016 with the theme of Edward Winslow, his journey on \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Mayflower\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' and his relationship with Native American chief. More »
Droitwich Art Society members in SAA World Record Art Challenge
Droitwich Art Society members sent their Artist Trading Cards as a part of SAA World Record Art Challenge 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 »
Yarn Bombing 2015
In Summer 2015 DAN members and local crafters organised a yarn bombing project in the Victoria Square in Droitwich. More »
Droitwich Arts Network (DAN) ran its first Arts Week in May 2016.
The title of next year’s festival will be ArtsFest 2017. Particular forms of art will be identified as ArtsFest Music, ArtsFest Photography, ArtsFest Crafts etc.
- To provide opportunities for all members of DAN to showcase their skills and work
- To engage the general public in a wide variety of artistic activities, increasing footfall in the town
- To enable members of the public to learn and experience a wide range of art forms
- To encourage all sections of the community to attend public events
- To generate a sense of social wellbeing, and pride in Droitwich and its rich heritage
- To break even financially
Hanbury Hall exhibition 2016 will be held from 4th until 10th October in the Long Gallery. All full (paid up) DAN members are eligible to submit their applications until 20th September. This year the rules are changed a bit and the number of entries per artist is 4 pictures and the fee is £3 per item. There is possibility to have some pictures in reserve, in the case of the main entry was sold. The browsers will be available for unframed pictures at the fee of 50p per picture. Artists are welcome to bring their cards (printed or handmade) and the fee is £1 for a lot. Additionally there will be some provision of small items (ceramics/ jewellery, etc.). The fees are to be paid on the 3rd October, day of bringing in and setting up the exhibition at Hanbury Hall.
Droitwich library hosts a new mini-exhibition of DAN member Dorothy Humphries. She will have her watercolour silhouette ‘The Goose Girl’ on display in period of 3 – 17 September on the ground floor of the library.
Dorothy said about her picture: “I painted it from a photograph taken about 13 years ago, of my Grand daughter Lydia Alice, she was feeding a swan or goose (can’t remember!) in Vines Park. I painted it soon after taking the photograph, remembered it and decided to do it again, I enjoyed doing it the first time so much.”