Successful Opening of Bloodlines

Posted by Tenby Museum on Oct 14, 2019 Blog No Comments

The new exhibition, Bloodlines: Three Generations of Welsh Artists, was officially opened at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 11 October. The exhibition features work by David Charles Edwards, John Uzzell Edwards (son of David) and Charles Uzzell Edwards aka Pure Evil (grandson).

The exhibition was officially opened by Charles, who said, “When my grandfather came out of the local mine he would call at a shop where a nice lady would offer him tubes of paint. She showed him kindness and generosity by pretending that they were damaged. When he did find time he would paint and he encouraged and nurtured my father, John. It was he who brought John out of the valleys and influenced his work through his Welshness. I myself would describe myself as an early new romantic in Tenby. I lost Wales by going to London but have been brought back. John would have been 85 yesterday (10 October) and I feel that he is here with us tonight. A medium we had at home once saw my father and grandfather in the room and I get that tonight. We are three generations of Welsh artists – with a fourth on the way! Art sets you free and takes you out of the darkness and we are three generations saved by the power of art.”

The exhibition features 29 works by these three artists, most of which are available for purchase. The exhibition runs until Saturday 16 November.

Esther Uzzell Edwards, Mary Uzzell Edwards, Charles Uzzell Edwards and friends and family at the opening of Bloodlines.