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 »
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 »
2016 is the year in which we will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. A series of programmes, exhibitions and creative activities throughout United Kingdom and in the rest of the world will celebrate the legacy of famous playwright.
However, Droitwich Spa is connected with Shakespeare in a much more profound way. John Heminges who was, together with Henry Condell, the editor of Shakespeare’s First Folio, was born in the town in 1566. He was Shakespeare’s close associate and an actor who was, allegedly, the first Falstaff ever in The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Droitwich Arts Network invites the artists to send us their mail art inspired by Shakespeare, his plays, main characters, John Heminges and the world of 16th century theatre.
Stephen Evans exhibits his “Smiling Girl” painting in combined techniques of watercolour and acrylic on 300g paper in the Droitwich Library. Stephen’s artwork will be on display from 6 until 20 February 2016.
Stephen Evans has held several solo exhibitions at Droitwich Library and has displayed work in various galleries in and around Worcester and Hereford. Several years ago he was featured in two county magazines,’ Worcestershire Living’ and, as he originate from Shrewsbury, the article was also published in the Shropshire magazine ‘Verve’.
This month’s artists are photographers Stewart Bourne ARPS and Ruth Bourne LRPS. Stewart’s images of Birmingham on canvas in the Hall are from his ongoing Metropolis series. Ruth’s smaller format images in the cafe area are a triptych of New York scenes and a stylish Bilbao bar.
Ruth and Stewart are members of the Droitwich Arts Network and also of the f.action group whose work can currently be seen at County Hall, Spetchley.