On Friday 23 September, the new exhibition Alan Salisbury: A Retrospective was officially opened at the museum.
The exhibition, which features 36 works from 1975 through to 2015 to “celebrate five decades of active involvement with the Visual Arts,” was officially opened by Professor Tony Curtis.
Professor Curtis stated, “This exhibition is, for me, a dream come true. I had always thought that Alan’s work and Tenby Museum’s gallery would go together beautifully. And the proof of that is here before you tonight with this wonderful exhibition. There is a naughty playfulness to a lot of what Alan does but this is underpinned by an astounding knowledge of art and art history. A brilliant case in point to illustrate this is The Art of Goalkeeping Triumphs and Tribulations series of works, which in concept is crazy, a series of football pictures with references to the great artists of Europe. But it works brilliantly. This series inspired me to write the poem Commedia del Goalie, dedicated to this remarkable and fabulous painter. There should be more people here to see this exhibition – spread the word!”
Alan thanked the museum, in particular Mark Lewis and Thelma Mort for hanging the show, and claimed that the museum is “the best located gallery in Wales, if not Britain.” He thanked everyone who came to the opening and Tony Curtis for formally opening the show.
This sales exhibition runs until Saturday 5 November.