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

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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 »

 

Opportunity to show your artwork in Droitwich library

Droitwich Arts Network invites all individual (fully paid) members and Groups to exhibit their work at Droitwich Library. The exhibition will be part of the ArtsFest 2018 programme and will be held from 29 June until 27 July in the library’s gallery space on the first floor.

The Library has facilities to exhibit artworks that can be fitted on the walls using mirror plates. The available space is approx, 23 linear meters (approx. 75 feet) of wall space. The artists are invited to submit up to 2 pictures. Approximately 1mof the wall space is planned for each artist, therefore please don’t submit very large artworks. We would like to encourage members to submit new artworks that haven’t been previously exhibited at DAN exhibitions.

Please, label the back of your artwork with your name, title, technique, and price. There is no need to put any labels on the front of the pictures, as all artworks will be uniformly labelled with the information about artist, title, technique, and price.

The works of art exhibited may or may not be for sale. [1] 

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Droitwich library, please complete the accompanying application form and return it by email to Tamara Jelača (thaichi2010@gmail.com) or printed copy at Park’s Cafe (4 Victoria Square, Droitwich). Deadline is 10 June 2018.

Droitwich ArtsFest Organiser given 2017 Wychavon Community Arts Award

Rhys Jones has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Wychavon Community Arts Recognition Award. The award was for his work organising Droitwich ArtsFest 2017. Rhys, pictured with Councillor Liz Eyre Chairman of Wychavon District Council, received his award at Peopleton Village Hall on the 8th March. The award acknowledges the contribution of many people to the success of last year’s Droitwich ArtsFest that lasted three weeks.  

Chairman and Councillor Liz Eyre and Rhys Jones at Wychavon Community Recognition Awards, Peopleton Village Hall, March 2018

ArtsFest 2018 will last four weeks and five weekends.

Wychavon has a population of about 120,000 and is made up of the three towns of Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore, and nearly 100 villages and hamlets. Wychavon covers the south and eastern part of the county of Worcestershire and is the largest of the six Worcestershire districts.

New year, new mail art project!

SELF PORTRAIT
         past, present, future and wannabe self
[other-pair-of-eyes self, mum’s-wish self, socially-acceptable self, if-only self,
before-I-met-you self, selfish self, the-best-of self, naughty self, clever self,
silly self, good-deed self, ignorant self, stubborn self…]

poster 1

Tamara Jelaca, the organiser of the exhibition and founder of Droitwich Mail Art, explains: ‘After a very successful 2017 exhibition, with a large number of submissions arrived and my fear that gallery space allocated to the project won’t be enough big, I am glad to announce that the new Droitwich Mail Art project is on now. The theme is Self Portrait [past, present, future and wannabe self] and the artists are invited to look at their mirrors (real or imagined) and create the picture of themselves, as they are or wish to be, or how they looked once upon the time.’

Here are few important notes:

Theme: Self Portrait
Technique: Any [except videos and 3D] Format: please choose A6 [10cm X 15cm] or A5 [15cm X 21cm], if possible.
No entry fee, no returns, all mail art will be exhibited. Racist, violent and pornographic artworks will not be exhibited. Max. 2 submissions per artist.
Artist’s /artwork’s details: Please give us clearly written – your name, title of the work, email address, website [if any]. Please confirm your submission by email to mail.art2015@yahoo.co.uk

Deadline: 1st June 2018

Winter exhibitions’ review

This winter Droitwich Arts Network members certainly don’t hibernate but are very active. The result is a few very interesting exhibitions in and around the town. 

The year has begun with a group exhibition in Park’s Cafe which brought together different styles, subjects and techniques. In the same venue, Trisha Kenny followed with the selection of beautiful watercolours and drawings, mostly inspired by nature (flowers, woodland, trees…). Trisha is known to spend every moment in sketching and she always has her sketchbook ready to catch an interesting scene.