DAN network exhibitions

Contemporary Textiles at Park’s Cafe

Tamara Jelača, member of Droitwich Arts Network, is displaying her contemporary textiles throughout August Park’s Cafe in Victoria Square, Droitwich Spa. Tamara is Serbian artist based in Droitwich Spa since 2013 who works predominantly in the field of contemporary textiles. Since she graduated textile design from the Art University in Belgrade in 1996, Tamara experimented with different textile materials and techniques, but in last decade she grows more interest in embroidery and stitching.

Summer Garden 1-2

Tamara was taking a part in over 70 group exhibitions and projects in Serbia and abroad (Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Sweden, France, Spain, Germany, Bolivia, United Kingdom). She exhibited her work in 9 solo exhibitions.

New exhibition in the Meetbox

After NouveauStephen Evans is showing his paintings in the Meetbox until the end of August. Stephen is active member of Droitwich Arts Network and his paintings are often on display in the Droitwich art venues.

One of the newest paintings Stephen chose to show on this exhibition is ‘After Nouveau’  painted in watercolour and ink. Stephen says, “It was taken from a print I found in the October issue of the Artist Magazine 1896. It was an interesting, challenging but enjoyable project and was I very pleased with the finished painting.”

In his paintings, Stephen Evans shows an interest in various topics such as nature, animals, architecture, seascapes, people in action, and he is always willing to experiment with new subject or technique.

To see more of Stephens artwork, please visit his gallery page on this website. 

John Heminge- the Droitwich man who saved Shakespeare for the world

Heminge 1A temporary exhibition about John Heminge will be held at Droitwich Spa Heritage and Information centre, St Richards House in the summer holidays. The exhibition has been a joint venture between the Heritage Centre Staff, John Armstrong and Alan Davey.

John Heminge was baptised at St Peters Church Droitwich Spa on 25th November 1556. Heminge in partnership with Henry Condell edited Shakespeare’s first folio in 1623. Without the first folio Shakespeare’s works could have been lost forever.

Visitors will have the chance to learn more about this often overlooked son of Droitwich. There will be children’s activities available throughout the summer holidays, including a quiz and Shakespeare brass rubbing (small charges apply).

For more information contact Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre. Telephone  01905 774312

E-mail heritage@droitwichspa.gov.uk.

Centre open 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am-1:30pm on Saturdays.

DAN members at Summer Exhibition in Artrix

The third Open Summer Exhibition is opened at Artrix Arts Centre in Bromsgrove. The exhibition is stretching on all three floors of the gallery with a fantastic display of 47 artworks from 29 artists working across Worcestershire and West Midlands. This year, the selection and planning was in the hands of Young Curators from North Bromsgrove High School. Their choice of contemporary paintings, photography, digital art, prints and objects shows clearly their art knowledge and the well-thought concept that brings together diversity of artists and art styles. The students also have a selection of their own art, which forms an exhibition in the Vestibule Gallery (on 3rd floor).


DAN members on the Artrix Summer Exhibition: (l-r) Claire Hilton, Stewart (top) and Ruth (bottom) Bourne, Tamara Jelaca