The exhibition in the Library

The exhibition in Droitwich Library is the final event of the ArtsFest 2017. 24 artists showed their works in various media. More »

ArtsFest 2017

ArtsFest 2017 was a great success. It is the first big event that DAN has organised with multiple activities, exhibitions, concerts and guest performers over 3 weeks period, and the programme was accepted well by the audience. More »

The Best in Show at Hanbury Hall

A beautiful painting ‘Royal Scot 66113 Cameronian’ by Kenneth Robinson was voted by visitors as the best artwork. 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 »

Handel\\\'s Water Music

Droitwich Spa celebrated Handel\\\'s Water Music with a concert and historical reenactment. More »

DAN members artwork selection

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

 

Roger Ricketts’ exhibitions at Park’s Cafe and the Maltstone pub

Roger Ricketts has two solo exhibitions during March-April. At Park’s Cafe, Roger has a selection of colourful mixed media artworks. Mostly figurative abstract paintings, done in a combination of traditional media, such as acrylics and glass paint, with resin, polyfilla, noodles and a touch of gold. Roger’s bold and attractive paintings attracted a lot of interest, and several of paintings were sold. The exhibition is open until 17 April. 

The exhibition at the Maltstone pub brings up more paintings in various styles, seaside scenes, still life, flowers…, and is open until 1 May 2018.

Lynda Sharp’s new exhibition

Lynda Sharp, a Bromsgrove-based DAN member, has her solo exhibition in Droitwich library until 31 March.  The paintings at the exhibition ‘Leap into Spring’ are inspired by nature – wildlife, birds, animals and flowers; and landscapes of a beautiful English countryside.  Lynda has been painting since her early childhood. She uses mostly watercolours, acrylics, and pastels, but recently started to experiment with fibre art. 

Diana Curley at Hanbury Hall

Diana Curley is one of the newest DAN members, but she has been creative and artistic all her life, even though professionally life took her in a different direction.  After retiring she decided to go back to her first love, the art, and she dedicated 9 years to studying for her BA(Hons) Painting Degree at the Open University of the Creative Arts. 

The exhibition at the Long Gallery is Diana’s degree show and it sums up her interest in both paintings and sculpture, that are delicately interwoven and live together in a very natural way. An important element of Diana’s work is a movement. It is present in her colourful sculptures in an automatic or manual mechanical way, or spontaneous movements with the flow of air. The movement is present even in 2D paintings through the cleverly cut shapes that seem to move around the surface. 

‘A Noisy Affair’

Local artists celebrate successful fundraising M&Co Fashion Show

DAN artists turned models for the evening as they paraded in M&Co’s latest fashions in a bid to raise money for the Droitwich Arts Network.

DAN is always looking to raise funds to continue their artistic activities with the public and to engage more people in the arts. Wednesday 14th March was no exception, as, with the help of M&Co staff and friends, they held a fashion show. Over 80 guests attended to support the models, take part in the raffle and above all, shop!

(L to R) DAN Members Rosie Philpott, John Bodley, Malcolm Wakeman with Chair, Helen Karakashian

Helen Karakashian, Chair of Droitwich Arts Network, said: “It was an excellent night with great community spirit. I would certainly like thank the local businesses such as Park’s Café, Café Morso, Muffin Break and the Community Centre who came to our aid with their chairs”.