The Hand, The Head, The Heart: Pembrokeshire Secondary School Art

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jan 8, 2016 Blog, Exhibition Archive No Comments

The first art exhibition of 2016 at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is a celebration of young talent in Pembrokeshire Secondary Schools.

The Hand, The Head, The Heart showcases work from six secondary schools in the county – Greenhill Secondary School, Tenby; Milford Haven School; Pembroke School; Sir Thomas Piction School, Haverfordwest; Tasker Milward School, Haverfordwest and Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Fishguard.   The exhibition has been supported by Valero.  The exhibition was officially opened on Saturday 9 January by Cate Thornton, Representative of Valero, and artist Olivia Argent.

The work is of an exceptionally high standard and ranges from paintings, photographs, paper sculpture, hanging mobiles, papier mache, video and musical instruments handmade from discarded materials.

Valero Refinery Public Affairs Manager Stephen Thornton, speaking after the event, said, “Pembroke Refinery is once again thrilled to be able to sponsor this incredible and inspirational art exhibition.  The standard of art work submitted by pupils from across Pembrokeshire’s secondary schools is astounding, and Valero are delighted to be able to support efforts to encourage excellence in the arts in our schools.”

Although ever student should be commended for their exceptional work, the judges had the arduous task of picking winners.  The overall winner was George Parfitt from Pembroke School for his guitars handmade for found objects and video of him playing a bluegrass version of the of from Jimi Hendrix’s song Foxy Lady on one of the instruments. The other students highly commended were: Alex Wright for FishFest (Sir Thomas Picton); Hari Truman for Self Portrait (Greenhill School); Ieuan Thomas for Together & Apart (Ysgol Bro Gwaun); Ian Bellingham for Business Lunch (Milford Haven School) and Yasemin Ozdemir for Siblings I & II (Tasker MIlward School).

The exhibition runs until Saturday 30 January and we heartily recommend it to everyone!

1st Prize winner George Parfitt of Pembroke School, with his handmade guitars

1st Prize winner George Parfitt of Pembroke School, with his handmade guitars

Work from Greenhill School by Hari Truman

Work from Greenhill School by Hari Truman

Work from Milford School by Evan Hawkins

Work from Milford School by Evan Hawkins

Work from Pembroke School by Harry Wilson, George Parfitt and Maya Jakes

Work from Pembroke School by Harry Wilson, George Parfitt and Maya Jakes

Work from Ysgol Bro Gwaun by Ieuan Thomas

Work from Tasker Milward School by Aaron Davies

Work from Sir Thomas Picton School by Nell Whiteford

Work from Sir Thomas Picton School by Nell Whiteford

Work from Ysgol Bro Gawun by Ieuan Thomas

Work from Ysgol Bro Gawun by Ieuan Thomas

Some of the talented students whose work is on show at the museum

Some of the talented students whose work is on show at the museum