Official opening of “Remains of the Day”

Posted by Tenby Museum on Feb 6, 2018 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 work that he does with the VC Gallery, of which Marten is Chairman. Barry set up the gallery in Haverfordwest in 2014 and works with veterans, children and the wider community in art as therapy projects. Marten emphasised the amazing and important work that Barry is doing at the gallery.

Marten stated, “I have been friends with Barry for over 20 years and have seen him grow, as a person and as an artist. I stand here so proud of him today.   He has a colourful soul that has places of darkness, and he is not afraid of anything and all this comes out in the artwork that is on show here at Tenby. His art comes from deep within, and is challenging and there are stories and depth behind each work. This is the perfect opportunity to talk to Barry about the works, to get to the root of each story behind the canvases. It is a fabulous show and I congratulate Barry on the exhibition.”

This wonderful, colourful, vibrant sales exhibition runs until Saturday 3 March.