Tag Archives: Droitwich Arts Network

Rhys Jones’s portraits in Park’s Cafe

Droitwich Arts Network is proud to bring together many creative people of Droitwich area. Amongst the painters, crafters and mixed media artists, there is a very active group of photographers. Rhys Jones is an accomplished photographer and DAN current treasurer, and the most creditable person for organising the very first ArtsFest in Droitwich. 

In the Park’s Café, Rhys exhibits 7 portrait photographs of the local people – John B., DAN member, dressed for the Artist in View last summer; Laura D. of Fresh Nous; a MadCap Theatre actor; a little girl, a boy dressed up for the wedding; Karen T. from The Big Bra Lady; a girl dancer. 

Hanbury Hall closing celebration

Hanbury Hall exhibition was closed on Monday 30th October with a small celebration, that includes trophy exchanging, poetry reading and food. The general feeling is, and the numbers proved it, that this year’s exhibition is the best so far. The quality of artworks, number of visitors (3358!) and their positive feedback, as well as enthusiasm of all stewards during the three weeks of the exhibition, was the best ever. The spirit of Droitwich Arts Network was clearly visible at all points and the success was a natural result. 

Peter Hawkins (DAN vice chair), Julia Hunt (2016 winner), Kenneth Robinson (2017 winner) and John Bodley

The library exhibitions in October and November

Each month the library in Droitwich town centre (Victoria Square) is hosting the artworks of DAN members. It is a free display of one picture over the period of two weeks and therefore is a cheap & cheerful way to show your art and present your artistic activities with a printed material, such as bio, artist statement, business cards, leaflets… 

This October DAN was represented by two textile artists, Jane Spencer and Tamara Jelača. Jane has displayed a beautiful felted picture of Missy, the dog. It was a great display that attracted many curious eyes of the library visitors. Tamara’s display was the small hand embroidered bird in a dramatic movement (possible a fall). 

November has started with a meticulous pastel “Autumn Whispers” by Andy Jenkins. Anybody who ever tried to use pastels will recognise the amount of talent and technical skill that he reveals in this picture. Andy’s picture is on display until 11th November.

Karen Harmon will show her artwork in the last two weeks of November (11 – 25 November). 

All dates for 2017 are now booked, but the calendar for the upcoming 2018 will be announced soon and open to all DAN members. 

For the information about the exhibitions in the library and other venues, please visit dedicated page

ArtsFest 2017 summary

The summary of very successful ArtsFest 2017 was written by the organiser Rhys Jones. It collects information about all events that have been organised during three weeks of the festival, day by day. Also, it has a list of sponsors and grants that helped the Artsfest to happen. The text is accompanied by photographs taken by Rhys and other local photographers.