The Artist of the Month: Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt won the trophy for the Best Artwork at Hanbury Hall exhibition 2016. Her colour pencil drawing delighted all visitors with cute subject and perfect execution. More »

Westacre School pupils present their design for the Mural 2016

Westacre School pupils designed the Mural 2016 with the theme of Edward Winslow, his journey on Mayflower and his relationship with Native American chief. More »

ArtsFest 2017

ArtsFest 2017 is coming this summer! Be prepared for an art attack! More »

DAN annual exhibition at Hanbury Hall

Each year DAN members hold an annual exhibition in the prestigious venue, Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall. More »

Yarn Bombing 2015

In Summer 2015 DAN members and local crafters organised a yarn bombing project in the Victoria Square in Droitwich. More »

DAN members artwork selection

DAN members are very diverse in their artistic expressions - there are the excellent watercolourists, oil painters, photographers... More »

 

Rosie Philpott at Park’s Café

Rosie Philpott, a local artist known for her ‘wonky’ paintings, has recently donned the walls of a local café with her artwork. The exhibition will be held at Park’s Café in Droitwich throughout the month of February, where Rosie has both prints and originals on display. Her paintings of local views, such as “Wonky Droitwich”, have proven extremely popular with their local characters and quirky style.

Rosie said: “I enjoy working in watercolour and fine line pen, exaggerating the scenes I see around me. It is rare that I get a chance to show my originals as they are usually already spoken for so it’s exciting that I get to show to a wider public.”

The exhibition is a scheme devised by the Droitwich Arts Network, where members can display their work for free at local venues. A different artist is given a chance to display their work each month.

Wildlife and landscape photography evening with Mark Hamblin

Droitwich Camera Club is delighted to announce that the freelance nature photographer, writer and guide Mark Hamblin will be giving a lecture at Droitwich High School on Saturday, 25th March 2017, 7pm. The lecture is titled “Wild Scotland: A Photographic Odyssey”. 

The tickets for the event can be purchased online on Droitwich Camera Club website  or by phoning 07803162895. Tickets are £10 Adults  & £8 Accompanied under 18’s. 

Salt King 200

Salt King 200 project is concerned with celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Corbett, sometimes known as the Salt King, who did so much for Droitwich and the surrounding area.
It is felt that recognition of his contribution to Droitwich Spa and the surrounding area is long overdue and this project proposes holding a family picnic 2017 at which more can be learned about this remarkable man.
The event will increase awareness of his work and legacy whilst providing an afternoon of fun for local people”.

A new year started with DAN social evening

On Saturday 21 January, DAN members are gathered together at Park’s Café to start the new year in a good spirit. It was a great opportunity to meet DAN members, to check what is new and upcoming. 

Malcolm Wakeman, DAN chairman, gives a welcome speech.

The evening started with a really good food. Paul from Park’s Cafe prepared the 3-course meal with dishes and wine originated in Greece, Mexico, and Germany. In a relaxed atmosphere, chairman Malcolm Wakeman gave a speech on Droitwich Arts Network activities that will take place in 2017. He pointed out the great importance of ArtsFest 2017, the first festival in Droitwich Spa that would exclusively be dedicated to arts (visual arts, crafts, poetry, music, and theatre) and will spread over three weeks.