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 »

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 »

Yarn Bombing 2015

In Summer 2015 DAN members and local crafters organised a yarn bombing project in the Victoria Square in Droitwich. More »

DAN members artwork selection

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

 

Salt King 200

Salt King 200 project is concerned with celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Corbett, sometimes known as the Salt King, who did so much for Droitwich and the surrounding area.
It is felt that recognition of his contribution to Droitwich Spa and the surrounding area is long overdue and this project proposes holding a family picnic 2017 at which more can be learned about this remarkable man.
The event will increase awareness of his work and legacy whilst providing an afternoon of fun for local people”.

A new year started with DAN social evening

On Saturday 21 January, DAN members are gathered together at Park’s Café to start the new year in a good spirit. It was a great opportunity to meet DAN members, to check what is new and upcoming. 

Malcolm Wakeman, DAN chairman, gives a welcome speech.

The evening started with a really good food. Paul from Park’s Cafe prepared the 3-course meal with dishes and wine originated in Greece, Mexico, and Germany. In a relaxed atmosphere, chairman Malcolm Wakeman gave a speech on Droitwich Arts Network activities that will take place in 2017. He pointed out the great importance of ArtsFest 2017, the first festival in Droitwich Spa that would exclusively be dedicated to arts (visual arts, crafts, poetry, music, and theatre) and will spread over three weeks.

January exhibitions

In January few DAN members will show their artworks to the public. Droitwich library are displaying two artworks per month and in January you have a chance to see Chris Walker’s subtle watercolour (7 – 21 January) and one of Peter Hawkins’ realistic acrylic paintings (21 January – 4 February).

Chris Walker

The Park’s Café is hosting Karen Barlow’s exhibition for the whole month. Karen likes to experiment with different mediums, combining acrylic painting with found objects, textiles, beads, seeds, tissue papers and similar materials to create vibrant textures in her paintings. 

2017 monthly meeting dates

For 2017 DAN planning committee agreed on the meeting dates for the whole year. That would help DAN members to plan in advance. We will share the calendar several times in the year as a remainder. The next upcoming meeting date, as always, will be announced on the website homepage. All members are welcome to take an active part in making decisions about DAN activities. Monthly meetings are a perfect opportunity to show your work, share your thoughts, meet creative people and receive an information about DAN activities. See you all in 2017!