DAN network exhibitions


New year, new mail art project!

SELF PORTRAIT
         past, present, future and wannabe self
[other-pair-of-eyes self, mum’s-wish self, socially-acceptable self, if-only self,
before-I-met-you self, selfish self, the-best-of self, naughty self, clever self,
silly self, good-deed self, ignorant self, stubborn self…]

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Tamara Jelaca, the organiser of the exhibition and founder of Droitwich Mail Art, explains: ‘After a very successful 2017 exhibition, with a large number of submissions arrived and my fear that gallery space allocated to the project won’t be enough big, I am glad to announce that the new Droitwich Mail Art project is on now. The theme is Self Portrait [past, present, future and wannabe self] and the artists are invited to look at their mirrors (real or imagined) and create the picture of themselves, as they are or wish to be, or how they looked once upon the time.’

Here are few important notes:

Theme: Self Portrait
Technique: Any [except videos and 3D] Format: please choose A6 [10cm X 15cm] or A5 [15cm X 21cm], if possible.
No entry fee, no returns, all mail art will be exhibited. Racist, violent and pornographic artworks will not be exhibited. Max. 2 submissions per artist.
Artist’s /artwork’s details: Please give us clearly written – your name, title of the work, email address, website [if any]. Please confirm your submission by email to mail.art2015@yahoo.co.uk

Deadline: 1st June 2018

Winter exhibitions’ review

This winter Droitwich Arts Network members certainly don’t hibernate but are very active. The result is a few very interesting exhibitions in and around the town. 

The year has begun with a group exhibition in Park’s Cafe which brought together different styles, subjects and techniques. In the same venue, Trisha Kenny followed with the selection of beautiful watercolours and drawings, mostly inspired by nature (flowers, woodland, trees…). Trisha is known to spend every moment in sketching and she always has her sketchbook ready to catch an interesting scene. 

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