DAN network exhibitions


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.

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

Stephen Evans at The Maltstone

DAN member Stephen Evans has his exhibition at The Maltstone restaurant from 12 December until 9 January 2018. 

The Maltstone is a lovely restaurant situated in Cutnall Green on the Droitwich to Kidderminster Road where DAN Members have been welcomed to display their artwork over four week periods.  

Stephen says, “I set up my exhibition on Tuesday 12th December displaying eight exciting and challenging subjects that I have enjoyed ‘Painting for Pleasure’. One painting in particular is ‘ Dragon Series at speed on the Solent’ (picture above), which while on display at the DAN Hanbury Hall exhibition, inspired  Worcestershire Poet Laureate Nina Lewis to write the beautiful poem ‘Cyclonic’ which works really well alongside the painting. I believe arranged together like this to be a first for DAN and perhaps artists and poets ought to consider undertaking more inspirational work and joint displays?”

Poetry evening in Park’s Cafe, Droitwich

Somewhere Between Rose and Black

by Claire Walker

A poetry pamphlet from V. Press

Join us for the launch event at Park’s Café-Bar, Victoria Square, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 8DS

Saturday December 9th, 7.00 – 9.00 pm

Free, open to the public, no booking required (except for food).

“There is a disquiet that moves through these poems. Walker explores what it means to create a sense of home, and how the people within it build our longings around us. Beautiful work by a rising star in poetry. These are words that linger after the last page.” Angela Readman

“Claire Walker’s quiet, almost still, narrative through these poems could reflect their rural setting or the sadness within the protagonist, yet that quietness is deceptive. There are passions here amid the juxtaposition of man and stag. These poems will have you checking your fingernails for soil, seeing antlers in your peripheral vision.” Brett Evans