Category Archives: Droitwich Library

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. 

John Bodley’s painting in Droitwich library

Droitwich Arts Network member and former treasurer, John Bodley, has his acrylic painting on display in the library during the first two weeks of June. He started his formal art education at Dudley School of Art and Craft  58 years ago, but changed his career path and became an electrical engineer. 

John’s passion for the art continued through his life and even intensified since he retired. Now he enjoys working in various techniques – watercolour, drawings, oil and acrylics. The displayed picture ‘Rolls Roys Silver Ghost 1915’ reveals also his passion for vintage cars and oldtimers. 

 

April exhibitions in the library

April exhibitions in Droitwich library are all about the photography. Julian Rouse and Ric Harding , both members of Droitwich Camera Club, show the whole beauty and diversity of photography. 

Julian Rouse enjoys doing portraits and photographing people on the streets and in different situations. His documentary approach to the subject is accompanied by a narrative and subtle sense of humour. His black and white photograph of two young men was on display from 1st until 14th April.  

©Julian Rouse (l.), ©Ric Harding (r.). 

Ric Harding is primarily interested in landscapes, wildlife and travel photography. His photographs have been published in Outdoor Photography magazine and exhibited in many International Salons around the world. He chose a poetic photograph ‘Driftwood on Luskentyre Beach’ for the library display and it can be seen until 29th April.