Successful Opening of new exhibition by Olivia Argent

Posted by Tenby Museum on Apr 13, 2019 Blog, Exhibitions, News No Comments

The new exhibition, Old & New Works – The Journey by Olivia Argent was officially opened last night (Friday 12 April).

Curator Mark Lewis introduced Oliva, saying, “Many of the works express so much emotion and movement and tell such stories in very few lines; they are I feel like the visual equivalent of the haiku. Three lines and a perfect image created. We are lucky to have such talent on our doorstep.”

Olivia then formally introduced the show, stating that the painting journey was like ballet training, (Olivia trained as a ballet dancer) requiring discipline, hard work and dedication and not being afraid to experiment and fail. She also thanked all those who had attended, those who had bought from her in the past and the museum and emphasised the need to support such institutions as the museum who do such good work with very limited resources.

The exhibition features thirty-two works from various stages of Olivia’s artistic career and all bar one are available for purchase. Nine works were sold on the night and if you would like to view the works they can be seen on the museums Sales Exhibition page.

Committee members from the Friends of the Museum once again assisted with the wine and museum volunteers and trustees assisted with the sales.

The exhibition runs until 19th May.

Curator Mark Lewis with artist Olivia Argent

Speeches!

The Friends helping out with the wine