Two Events by Tony Curtis

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Next week there will be two events by poet Professor Tony Curtis at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery. On Thursday 29 September, his play Gwen John will be performed in the museum gallery, with Trish Gould taking on the role of the Haverfordwest born artist who achieved international fame. 2016 marks the 140th anniversary of […]

Alan Salisbury: A Retrospective

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The exhibition Alan Salisbury: A Retrospective will be officially opened at Tenby Museum and art Gallery by Professor Tony Curtis on Friday 23 September. The exhibition celebrates five decades of active involvement with the Visual Arts. Alan enrolled on a Foundation Course at Manchester School of Art in 1965 before going on to study at […]

Take A Walk With Tenby Museum

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On Saturday 24 September there will be a walk into stories from the darker side of Tenby’s history with the event Local People Telling Local Tales. The event, organised by Tenby Museum and Gary Tapley, will commence with a reading in Welsh of an extract from the 9th century poem Etmic Dinbych (In Praise of […]

The Portrait Speaks Tapes – Schedule for Arts Festival Week

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

The schedule for the playing of The Portrait Speaks Tapes for the Arts Festival Week is as follows: Day 1 (Saturday 24 September) 11am Family Life: John style Augustus John, Ida John, Dorelia McNeill, David John 4pm They Walked Abroad Albert Alcalay, Gwen John, Winifred John   Day 2 (Sunday 25 September) 11am The History […]

The Portrait Speaks Tapes

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Last Friday night (9 September) The Portrait Speaks Tapes were played to an invited audience at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. The Portrait Speaks, funded by the Friends of Tenby Museum, is a creative way of looking at the portraits in the museum gallery. Texts on portraits by artists such as Augustus John and Kyffin […]

Natural History Collections Care

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Yesterday (Thursday 11 August) our lepidoptera and insect collections underwent a process of collections care. Dr Bruce Campbell, of the Museums Studies Department of the University of Leicester (and with thirty years curatorial experience at Newport Museum and Art Gallery) re-pinned and repaired some of our fascinating collection which includes rare butterflies, moths and beetles. […]

The Strange Edge of Reality opens at Tenby Museum

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

The new solo exhibition, The Strange Edge of Reality: Ceri Pritchard Paintings 2012 – 2016 was officially opened at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 6 August by Dr Harry Heuser, Teaching Fellow at Aberystwyth University. Dr Heuser said, “Last December, Ceri Pritchard invited me to see some of his latest work, which he […]

Public Art at Tenby Museum

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Artist Ceri Pritchard, whose exhibition The Strange Edge of Reality: Paintings 2012 – 2016 is being officially opened at the museum on Saturday 6 August, has recently undertaken the first of a short series of public art works on the museum’s outside stores.  Last year artist and sculptor Robert Raschke aka Rob-Art, donated a stunning piece of […]

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

150 years ago today (28th July 1866), Beatrix Potter was born in South Kensington, London.  As a child she wrote imaginatively about her pets and she continued this into the stories she wrote for children when she was an adult, including the tales of Mr Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-Duck and, perhaps most famously, Peter […]

Get Creative at Tenby Museum

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

As you may be aware Tenby Museum and Art Gallery has recently been working with a creative collaboration of actors and directors to produce performances such as In Reflection, The Portrait Speaks and For As Long As Forever Is: the life of Dylan Thomas. New ideas for future events are always being explored, including a […]