Category Archives: Droitwich Library

The CanalSide Studios’ group exhibition at Droitwich library

The CanalSide Studios is based in Stoke Prior and caters for artists of all abilities. It was started approximately five years ago and now has in excess of 50 students attending a variety of classes. 

For the many of the artists at the library, this is the very first public exhibition. 

The CanalSide Studios art teacher Karen Harmon brought together an excellent exhibition. Variety of techniques, styles, and themes makes this exhibition fresh and appealing and the reactions of visitors are very positive. 

Lynda Sharp’s new exhibition

Lynda Sharp, a Bromsgrove-based DAN member, has her solo exhibition in Droitwich library until 31 March.  The paintings at the exhibition ‘Leap into Spring’ are inspired by nature – wildlife, birds, animals and flowers; and landscapes of a beautiful English countryside.  Lynda has been painting since her early childhood. She uses mostly watercolours, acrylics, and pastels, but recently started to experiment with fibre art. 

The library exhibitions in October and November

Each month the library in Droitwich town centre (Victoria Square) is hosting the artworks of DAN members. It is a free display of one picture over the period of two weeks and therefore is a cheap & cheerful way to show your art and present your artistic activities with a printed material, such as bio, artist statement, business cards, leaflets… 

This October DAN was represented by two textile artists, Jane Spencer and Tamara Jelača. Jane has displayed a beautiful felted picture of Missy, the dog. It was a great display that attracted many curious eyes of the library visitors. Tamara’s display was the small hand embroidered bird in a dramatic movement (possible a fall). 

November has started with a meticulous pastel “Autumn Whispers” by Andy Jenkins. Anybody who ever tried to use pastels will recognise the amount of talent and technical skill that he reveals in this picture. Andy’s picture is on display until 11th November.

Karen Harmon will show her artwork in the last two weeks of November (11 – 25 November). 

All dates for 2017 are now booked, but the calendar for the upcoming 2018 will be announced soon and open to all DAN members. 

For the information about the exhibitions in the library and other venues, please visit dedicated page

Exhibitions in June

©Nigel Reader

Droitwich Arts Network exhibitions in June are very interesting in their diversity. Droitwich Library hosted a picture by John Bodley (read more) and local photographer Nigel Reader, a member of Droitwich Camera Club for 10 years. He has displayed his black & white photograph taken on an iPhone, which is a proof that in photography is much more important to have an idea, a good eye, and a sense for the ‘right moment’ than a costly camera (not that Nigel doesn’t use professional equipment too). The Button Tree Cafe on High Street is the home for another exhibition. Local artist Sue Harley have chosen 8 of her pictures, with subjects of animals and nature, to show at her exhibition. There are minimalistic drawings of cats and gentle portraits of animals, such as elephant, lion and hare.