DAN network news

Ceramic mural in Droitwich town centre is ready for restoration

Droitwich Arts Network showcase at Hanbury Hall

The exhibition in the Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall near Droitwich is the most important event of the year for DAN members. This year’s exhibition will be open for three weeks and will be closed on 3rd November. The private view on 11th October was attended by artists, their family and friends, as well as supporters of local arts. The exhibition was opened by Councillor Mrs Christine Bowden, the Mayor of Droitwich Spa.

A huge response of local artists, Droitwich Arts Network members, brings together paintings and crafts in a wide range of techniques including oils, acrylics, watercolours, drawings, fibre and textiles. Displayed crafts, such as jewellery and textiles, are a new feature in DAN’s exhibitions. Hopefully, it will be opportunities to see it more in the future. Some of the artists have a range of greeting cards, prints and calendars.

Bring your art in for the Hanbury Hall 2018 exhibition

Hanbury Hall, the National Trust property near Droitwich Spa, opens its Long Gallery doors for another Droitwich Arts Network exhibition. With a success of previous years, this is the most popular exhibition in the year and both artists and visitors. It seems to be the pinnacle of DAN’s artistic year. 

DAN members Julia Rollit and Dora Bodley stewarding at the last year’s exhibition

Please click on the buttons below to open the documents.

Application form Guidelines Stewarding

 

The enclosed exhibition pack contains all you need to apply to exhibit at the forthcoming DAN Arts Exhibition to be held at Hanbury Hall, Long Gallery from 10th October to 3rd November.  Set up will be on 9th October at 10am.  You are also invited to a Private View of the completed exhibition, which will take place from 5pm until 7pm.  Drinks and nibbles will be available. 

Please make sure you respond by sending the form to Tina Watkins, tina.watkins@ntlworld.com or hand it into Parks Café, Victoria Square by 20th September.

‘Behind the Scenes’ tour at Norbury Theatre

On Tuesday 11th September our DAN Meeting took the form of a ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ of the Norbury Theatre. Around 20 of our members attended and what a fantastic evening it was!

Photo by Paul Jones

After a short introduction with a brief history of the building itself, we were divided into three groups and each took a different route around the theatre, getting to see all areas of the building and sometimes looking in on rehearsals. The tour took us to the basement, a room filled to the brim with all sorts of props for every occasion! We also looked at the costume department, rooms upon rooms full of every conceivable item – there was even a whole room dedicated just to hats! We could have spent hours looking through all the scenery, clothes, furniture and other props.