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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. 

Tamara Jelača exhibits her textiles at Number 8 in Pershore

A solo exhibition of Droitwich Arts Network member Tamara Jelača is now open at Number 8 Community Arts Centre in Pershore, and it will be opened until 7 March 2018. 

Multi-Media embroideries of ‘Faceless’ portraits of real and imagined people from all walks of life are challenging our perception. The public is invited to play and replace obvious conclusions with some alternative or invent the different backgrounds behind the portraits. Does the lack of facial features give us more freedom to understand people, or to limit us in our ability to know each other better?

Tamara Jelača graduated in textile design from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She works in a field of contemporary textiles and mixed-media visual arts, mail art and art books. She has taken part in over 70 group exhibitions and projects in Serbia and abroad (Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Sweden, France, Spain, Germany, Bolivia, Finland, Argentina, United Kingdom). She has exhibited her work in 9 solo exhibitions. Since 1996 she is a member of the Society of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia (ULUPUDS). She has also been a member of Droitwich Arts Network since 2014.

Art Advent in Droitwich High Street

Opened for business again after several months of work on resurfacing, Droitwich High Street is in the holiday season mood and is, literally, counting days until Christmas. 

Droitwich Arts Network members Justine Humphreys and Karen Harmon from The Canal Side Studio have organised the Art Advent Calendar in the High Street shop windows. All artworks are simply packed and labeled, they will be unwrapped, one each day. It is great to discover all those beautiful paintings, and here are the pictures of just a few of them. 

Stephen Evans at The Maltstone

DAN member Stephen Evans has his exhibition at The Maltstone restaurant from 12 December until 9 January 2018. 

The Maltstone is a lovely restaurant situated in Cutnall Green on the Droitwich to Kidderminster Road where DAN Members have been welcomed to display their artwork over four week periods.  

Stephen says, “I set up my exhibition on Tuesday 12th December displaying eight exciting and challenging subjects that I have enjoyed ‘Painting for Pleasure’. One painting in particular is ‘ Dragon Series at speed on the Solent’ (picture above), which while on display at the DAN Hanbury Hall exhibition, inspired  Worcestershire Poet Laureate Nina Lewis to write the beautiful poem ‘Cyclonic’ which works really well alongside the painting. I believe arranged together like this to be a first for DAN and perhaps artists and poets ought to consider undertaking more inspirational work and joint displays?”