The Painted Word officially opens

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Last Friday (27 April) saw the opening of the new exhibition by artist Alec Lewis at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. Alec’s show, The Painted Word features over forty works, which portray his interest in the written word, in music, poetry, myth and legend. The exhibition was officially opened by Alyson Saint, a friend and […]

The Painted Word by Alec Lewis

Posted on Apr 26, 2018 in Blog, Exhibition Archive | No Comments

The new exhibition at the museum is The Painted Word by Alec Lewis.  This sales exhibition features 46 works by this locally based artist and officially opens on 27 April.  It runs until Sunday 10 June. After studying at Carmarthen Art School Alec obtained a Diploma in Art & Design at Maidstone College of Art before […]

Display by Tenby & District Camera Club

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

A new display by Tenby & District Camera Club opened at the museum on Saturday 31 March.  The Club recently qualified to represent Wales at the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain’s National Championship in October of this year.  The sixteen images on display in the gallery were the ones used in the Welsh Photographic Federation […]

Mammoth book sale at the museum

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Calling all book worms and art lovers!  Next week (Tuesday 3 April to Friday 6 April inclusive) there will be a massive sale of art books at Tenby Museum. There are numerous titles on a wide variety of art related topic, including monographs on artists, books on ceramics, books on specific art movements, works on […]

Book of the Month – A History of Little England Beyond Wales

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Edward Laws was born in Lamphey Court in 1837, the home of the Mathias family. His mother was Mary Mathias. After a short military career with the Royal Sussex Regiment, he returned to Pembrokeshire and devoted the rest of his life to the study of archaeology, history and antiquities of Pembrokeshire. He was the prime […]

Nina Hamnett play ” a wonderful event”

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Comments after the play based on the life of Tenby born artist Nina Hamnett, written by and performed at the museum(Sat. 17 March) by Vanessa Rosenthal were universally filled with praise.  Visitors were heard to say when they left how brilliant it was and how wonderful it was to be able to come and see […]

Three Artists – David Button, Jean Francis and Paula Widdicombe

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 in Blog, Exhibition Archive | No Comments

The new art exhibition, Three Artists, featuring the paintings of David Button and Jean Francis and the textiles of Paula Widdicombe, was officially opened at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery by Professor Tony Curtis on Saturday 10 March. In his opening speech Professor Curtis, who has known the artist for some years, stated that the […]

Nina Queen of Bohemia – a play by Vanessa Rosenthal

Posted on Feb 23, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

“NINA, Queen of Bohemia” brings Nina Hamnett (1890- 1956)  back to her home town of Tenby to celebrate her as the extraordinary painter she was.  Daughter of Colonel George Hamnett and contemporary of Augustus and Gwen John, once feted  now overlooked, here she tells her own story over several gins in this tragic, comic account of her life. […]

Official opening of “Remains of the Day”

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

The new exhibition Remains of the Day by Barry John MBE was officially opened at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 3 February. The museum curator, Mark Lewis, introduced Marten Lewis, Executive Director of the Darwin Centre, who formally introduced the exhibition. Marten thanked Mark and the museum for supporting Barry John and the […]

Book of the Month – Historiae Sive Synopsis Methodicae Conchyliorum Et Tabularum Anatomicarum by Martin Lister

Posted on Feb 2, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

HISTORIAE SIVE SYNOPSIS METHODICAE CONCHYLIORUM ET TABULARUM ANATOMICARUM. Editio Altera (1770) by Martini Lister, M.D. (1639-1712)  Superbly bound in contemporary Morocco leather, with the “Lister du Conchyliorum” on the spine and edged in gilt, this large folio in four parts with appendices contains impressions of 439 engraved plates depicting 1083 figures of shells. It also […]