DAN network exhibitions


Ruth Bourne’s photo canvases at The Button Tree Cafe

Visitors of The Button Tree café in High Street may see a new exhibition this month.  Seven photo canvases by Ruth Bourne are on display during September. Ruth have made a selection of her landscapes and architecture photographs. Her subtle and melancholic landscapes are ‘Misty Morning’ near Upton Warren, ‘Out of the Mist’ in San Francisco, ‘Waddensee Walkers’ in Germany, and an interesting double exposed photograph ‘Wood Between the Worlds’ take at Upton Warren. Parisian triptych called ‘Fractured Times’ is more dramatic, with a strong contrast of light and shade, with a gentle touch of sky-blue.

Rosie Philpott’s exhibition at Park’s Cafe

Rosie Philpott is a local artist based in Droitwich Spa. After studying Fine Art and English Literature at Worcester University, she is excited to be making a living as an artist and illustrator and is delighted to take part in local town events.

Her paintings of local views, such as “Wonky Droitwich” and “Salt Day”, have proven extremely popular with their ‘local characters’ and quirky style. Rosie enjoys working in watercolour and fine line pen, exaggerating the scenes she sees around her. She has recently begun extending her work across the Malvern and Worcester area and is now capturing these scenes in her ‘wonky’ style.

Art exhibition at Salt Fest 2015

St Richards boat & car festival 2015 (49)

St Andrew’s Church exhibition at St Richard’s Festival, May 2015 (photo by Tamara Jelaca)

St Andrew’s Church in the town centre will host an art exhibition as the part of the Salt Fest programme on 12th and 13th September. Droitwich Arts Network members are invited to show their artwork (paintings, drawings, photography…) during this two-days art show.

There will be some screens upon which photographs may be hung using sticky backed Velcro. There is no specific theme for this exhibition. As the part of this year exhibition, we will see artworks from artists of ‘Les Amis des Arts de Voiron’. This artistic collaboration with the artists from the twin town Voiron started as they took a part in the DAN exhibition at St Richard’s Festival earlier this year.

A new pop-up gallery in the town centre

For about a month or so Droitwich Spa has become richer for one art gallery. A new pop-up gallery is actually the window of ex-‘Blunts Shoes’ shop at 12 Victoria Square, and thanks to Paul from Park’s Café it may turn to be a relevant art point in a town centre. Several Droitwich Arts Network members have already set-up their works and their exhibition has already met with a positive response. Not only that local artists now have a nice place to show their work, but also passers-by have a chance to enjoy it and even purchase it.

This time their works are being shown by local artists Bob Addy, John Bodley, Peter Hawkins, Sam Hutchcocks, Trisha Kenny and Rosie Philpott. A variety of artistic styles are being expressed, from Peter Hawkins’ realistic landscapes and portraits by Bob Addy to abstract paintings by Sam Hutchcocks. These artists were given a subtle cross-section of the art scene of the town.