The Droitwich Arts Network Blog

Colin Jack’s “Not My Usual Style” exhibition in The Hive, Worcester

Colin Jack has opened his solo exhibition in The Hive in Worcester with a huge selection of his paintings. The exhibition is in the main exhibition hall (atrium) and it will be open until 25th February. It comprises about 90 paintings of various themes and styles that can be placed in 5 groups: Worcester, seascapes, Japanese style, still life, flowers/other. 

The “Buildings of Droitwich” Ceramic Mural restoration progression

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery, Wychavon District Council and Droitwich Town Council the Droitwich Arts Network have reached the halfway stage to restoring Droitwich Spa’s national treasure. This colourful and intricate work of art has been removed from the shopping centre wall in order to replace broken ceramic relief’s and to strengthen the panels. Good progress is being made at the ‘Black Dog’ factory where the mural was originally made 42 years ago by artist Philippa Threlfall.

Over the last two months artists have been designing art work to fill the gap on the wall left by removal of the mural. This has now been completed as shown below. 

Salt pour ceremony and family fun at St Richard’s Festival

St Richard’s Festival will be held in town from Friday May 4th until Sunday May 6th, with plenty of activities in the town centre and the Vines Park.

Droitwich Arts Network is supporting an activity on Sunday 6th when Mary Jenkins and Rhys Jones will be working with Katy Beinart as part of The Ring Project. The attached poster gives all the information.

Do come along and watch the salt pouring at 11 am, and visit our gazebo to see our family-oriented salt activity.

“Wonky Droitwich” Returns!

Rosie Philpott first burst onto the local art scene in 2012 with her ‘Wonky Droitwich’ painting, depicting Droitwich Spa’s High Street in a quirky style. Since then the original and a limited number of 250 prints have completely sold out and fans of Rosie’s work have been requesting another version!

“Wonky Droitwich 1938”

The new painting, “Wonky Droitwich 1938” sets the familiar view of the wobbly High Street in the year 1938, bringing a vintage twist to the original.

Rosie explains “I had great fun using our local library to research the shops and owners along the street in 1938 and was surprised by the number of butchers and grocers that existed. I even discovered what a ‘grindery’ and ‘fancy repository’ are. I knew I had to change the painting from the original but keep the same feel, and, as a lover of all things vintage and retro, this seemed the perfect choice”.