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 »

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 »

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 »


DAN called in to help recognise local sports people

Droitwich Arts Network called in to help recognise local sports people. Simon Berry from the 4 Shires Festivals was delighted to invite DAN member to participate with the commissions to produce portraits of famous Droitwich Spa sports personalities as part of the Pavilion renovation programme.

DAN member, local artist Bob Addy took on the challenge and his first completed commission is of young boxer Siân O’Toole, who recently made it into the England Talent Programme squad. Her portrait was formally presented by Cllr Pam Davey on Saturday 5th March at the Pavilions Bar, where the picture was also hung – a boxing queen between two kings! Siân was delighted with her portrait.

“Waiting” – Ruth Bourne’s photograph in Droitwich Library

Ruth Bourne has her photograph on canvas on view in the DAN regular slot at Droitwich Spa library 5th-19th March. The canvas on display, titled “Waiting” is one of a small series taken at Hanbury Hall last autumn when the colours were quite amazing. The empty table and chairs seemed slightly desolate and contrasted with the cheerful colours of the leaves and the sun, which hinted at future promise…

Tina Watkins in The Old Library

Tina Watkins is a self-taught artist who restarted painting in 2003 at the Jane Powell Gallery in Kenilworth. She has won the Kenilworth Festival 2010 Arts Show prize and the Andrew Davies ‘best in show’ award for one of her portraits of Sir Tom Jones. She has seen work selected for numerous exhibitions in the Warwickshire area, including the prestigious Coventry Arts Consortium at the Herbert Art Gallery.

Sam Hutchcocks in Park’s Café

Sam Hutchcocks_2Originally from West Bromwich Sam Hutchcocks now lives in Droitwich Spa with her family. Sam attended Bournville College of Art following formal school years and gained ONC and HND in Technical Illustration there. This was followed by an early years teaching degree (B.Ed Hon) at Wolverhampton University.

Experimentation with mediums and subject matters continue to be an on going passion and Sam hopes that this comes across in her work. This exhibition has been an exciting extension of her art for art sake phase. Art for art sake literally meaning no deadlines no brief just playing with her favourite acrylic medium and seeing what happens.

Sam also collaborates with other artists to create bespoke art pieces, workshops and large wall murals. The most long standing collaboration being with Julie Haller as part of Moonlit Murals.

Many of the murals can be found on our website however you can view one or two of them locally. Chawson first school, Westacre middle school and Droitwich Spa medical practise have large permanent examples of our work.

Sam Hutchcocks opened her exhibition in Park’s Café on 1st March and her artworks can be seen until 4th April.