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Westacre School pupils present their design for the Mural 2016

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ArtsFest 2017

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DAN annual exhibition at Hanbury Hall

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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 »

 

Exhibitions in October

Droitwich Arts Network has a several venues where artists (payed DAN members) can present their arts. The exhibitions are on for the whole month or for two weeks period, and all venues are in the centre of Droitwich.

The Park’s Café at Victoria Square hosts the exhibition of Claire Hilton until 31 October. Claire is a freelance mixed media artist who works in wide range of techniques – from traditional oils and watercolours to 3D assemblages made from photography and lost & found objects.

Outline of ArtsFest 2017

History

Droitwich Arts Network (DAN) ran events as part of the Droitwich Summer Festival for a number of years, and ran its first separate Arts Week in May 2016.

Objectives

  • To provide opportunities for all members of DAN to showcase their skills and work
  • To engage the general public in a wide variety of artistic activities, increasing footfall in the town
  • To enable members of the public to learn and experience a wide range of art forms
  • To encourage all sections of the community to attend public events
  • To generate a sense of social well-being, and pride in Droitwich and its rich heritage
  • To break even financially 

Events

  • Events provided by DAN members, and totally under our control.
  • External artists and performers commissioned by DAN, paid or free, under our control.
  • Third party events that the organiser agrees to include in our programme. No cost and low risk to DAN.

A theme for 2017 will be John Corbett’s 200th birthday.

Hanbury Hall exhibition 2016 application form

Hanbury Hall exhibition 2016 will be held from 4th until 10th October in the Long Gallery. All full (paid up) DAN members are eligible to submit their applications until 20th September. This year the rules are changed a bit and the number of entries per artist is 4 pictures and the fee is £3 per item. There is possibility to have some pictures in reserve, in the case of the main entry was sold. The browsers will be available for unframed pictures at the fee of 50p per picture. Artists are welcome to bring their cards (printed or handmade) and the fee is £1 for a lot. Additionally there will be some provision of small items (ceramics/ jewellery, etc.). The fees are to be paid on the 3rd October, day of bringing in and setting up the exhibition at Hanbury Hall. 

Watercolour silhouette painting by Dot Humphries

Droitwich library hosts a new mini-exhibition of DAN member Dorothy Humphries. She will have her watercolour silhouette ‘The Goose Girl’ on display in period of 3 – 17 September on the ground floor of the library.

Dorothy said about her picture: “I painted it from a photograph taken about 13 years ago, of my Grand daughter Lydia Alice, she was feeding a swan or goose (can’t remember!) in Vines Park. I painted it soon after taking the photograph, remembered it and decided to do it again, I enjoyed doing it the first time so much.”

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