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!