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 »

 

Karen Hotchkiss’ painting at Droitwich Library

Karen Hotchkiss in LibraryKaren Hotchkiss showing her watercolours and acrylic painting “Evening Heavens” at Droitwich Library for two weeks, from Saturday, 1st August until Saturday, 15th August.

Karen says about her painting method, “I laid down the palest water colours first and gradually added more colour until I finished with indigo blue. Once dry I painted in the distant mountains and pine trees and added the foreground. Then I covered up the the landscape and spattered acrylic paint into the sky. The painting was inspired by a beautiful time-lapse video I saw of the stars moving across the sky at night.

Photo Walk: Quirky Droitwich!

Photo walk 1Join the DAN PIGs (Photography Interest Group) for a Photo Walk on Thursday 13th August. Meet at the top of the High Street where it meets the Worcester Road (Queen Street) at 7.15pm.

The route is flexible but will be: along the High Street, pop into Gurneys Lane, pop into Tower Hill, past St Andrews Church, and along Friar Street. Lots of old quirky buildings.

We can finish up at the Old Cock or the Gardeners Arms. Anyone can join in. You don’t have to be a paid up member of DAN. Any camera will do. It’s just for fun. Guidance will be available from experienced photographers.

Please add a comment if you would like to come along.

Rhys Jones

 

 

Contemporary embroidery by Tamara Jelaca

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFrom 4th August till 1st September The Button Tree café features contemporary embroideries by Tamara Jelaca.  The café’s visitors have a chance to see eight works that Tamara choose to show as a review of her work from 2008 until 2011.

Tamara’s embroideries are textile illustrations of her thoughts, feelings and daily life. Tamara says, “I always look for an inspiration around me. It can be a song, a book, a person or particular situation, even TV programme or newspaper article. I am also very introspective person and, therefore, a great source for the inspiration.”

All works are made in techniques of free hand embroidery, acrylic and textile painting, and tea-dying.

Children’s Art Workshop on Charter Day

One of the Droitwich Arts Network favourite activity is children’s art workshop and competition. During the Charter Day festival DAN have organised a very busy painting competition for kids. They have had a chance to paint their works on the special paper sheets with King John’s seal on it. All paints, brushes, colour pastels and protective aprons were provided by DAN, as well as inspirational art by world’s famous painters.