The Droitwich Arts Network Blog

“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”.

A Mural of Droitwich Spa

A MURAL OF DROITWICH SPA 
Created in two hours by five members of The Droitwich Spa Art Society at their Christmas party 2017.

LEFT-HAND PANEL: Starting in the top left-hand corner, travel from the Chateau Impney into town via Chapel Bridge. Turn right at the High Street to finish in Friar Street meeting up with the Right Hand Panel route. Click on photo to see it enlarged. 


RIGHT-HAND PANEL: Starting from the top right corner, travel from Hanbury Hall down Hanbury Road, turn left at the traffic lights to Victoria Square. Carry on to St Nicholas Church turning at the Railway Station to get to Friar Street to meet up with the Left Hand Panel route. Click on photo to see it enlarged. 

Each Panel is 4 ft x 2 ft 4

Salt themed pub quiz

A quiz on everything salty and Droitwich!

Free to enter, come along and pit your wits against the quizmasters.

The quiz will be on Sunday, 28 May 19.30 – 22.00 at Gardeners Arms pub (Vines Lane, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8LU).

Lead artist, Katy Beinart

 

The Ring is a part of the Canal & River Trust’s Arts on the Waterways programme.
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The Ring website launch date: 20th June 2017

Creative Opportunity: The Ring project

THE RING

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRAPHIC ID AND WEB
DESIGNERS, FILM MAKERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS

Proposals are invited from designers, film makers and photographers to support the development of the graphic identity, website and to create a film and photographic portfolio in preparation for the launch of The Ring in May 2017.

We are inviting invitations from companies and individuals to tender for three projects:

     •Graphic identity and website development
     •Graphic Identity photography portfolio
     •Launch film

The Ring is a new and exciting arts programme which will celebrate a 21 -mile circle of natural and historic waterways. Following route of the Worcester and Birmingham Canals, the Droitwich Canals and the River Severn the route flows through the towns of Worcester and Droitwich and the countryside which surrounds them.

Over the next 18 months, international, regional and local artists will lead an imaginative exploration of Worcestershire’s urban and rural heritage; the people that live here and their dreams for the future. On foot, by boat or bicycle, visitors will be able to navigate new art and performances in historic and picturesque locations inspired by the stories and secrets of The Ring.

Submission Deadline: Tues 21 st February, 5pm

Further Information and Submission Details:
Full details and submission information for each of the above projects can be found on the Canal &River Trust website:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/waterway-arts/current-projects

Programme supported by:
The Rowlands Trust

To see the original document please click on the button:  The Ring contract opportunities