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 »

 

Help paint the Mural – Saturday 9th April 9am-4pm St. Andrew’s Shopping Centre

PublicPaintingDay2016PUBLIC PAINTING DAY SATURDAY APRIL 9th 9.00am till 4.00pm

Droitwich Arts Network and pupils of Westacre School invite you to come down to St Andrew’s Shopping Centre in the square outside Boots the Chemist and Peacock’s store, to join them in painting the 2016 mural. Paints, brushes and protective clothing will be provided to enable the completion of this herculean task.

Designed by Westacre’s young artists, the mural will be some 14ft high by 40ft wide. It will be suspended at the rear of Malvern Tyres above the Middlewich canal basin at the ‘ Railway Tavern ‘end of Vines Park.

The mural will be inaugurated by Droitwich Spa’s Mayor on Saturday April 30th. It depicts the life and times of Edward Winslow, one of the town’s most famous sons, who set out on the “ Mayflower ‘ and helped in setting up ‘The Plymouth Colony’ in the USA.

DAN are in dialogue with “ Governor Edward Winslow School “ in Marshfield “ USA, who have a memorial to the pioneer in their local cemetery.

Pastel painting by Cindy Williams in the Library

Cindy’s painting “The Girl From Mexico” is on show 19 March through 2 April in the Droitwich Public Library on the DAN table. This beautiful pastels painting on heavyweight paper is 12″ x 8″ in size and it is Cindy’s latest picture. Below you can see the few stages in the process of making this painting.

Cindy Williams is American and moved to the UK in 2003.  She has wanted to be an artist since she was a young girl, and in 2009 she found out she could actually paint. In 2011 she started painting Jazz era and art deco era paintings.  Her favourite paintings to create are black and white paintings of the SILENT FILM DIVAS of the 1920’s and 30’s.  

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…