The new exhibition at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, officially opened by BBC Wales journalist Abigail Neal on 28 November, is Timestones: Tenby History Through Art Works from the Museum’s Collection.
The exhibition features work which has been selected and curated by Tia Lynwood and Lauren Roberts, Year 10 students at Greenhill School as part of the Kids in Museums Taking Over Museums Day Wales. The aim of the exhibition is to use art works as social history artefact.
The museum’s Collections Manager Mark Lewis said, “The students have done a wonderful job of selecting work that really tells the story of many of Tenby’s fascinating buildings, both past and present. They have selected works by artists such as James Priddey, John Knapp-Fisher, Mark Raggett, Lady Mordaunt and Dorothy Morse-Brown and many of the works on show have not been seen in the gallery space before. Texts have ben written detailing the history of buildings represented in the art and have been laid out in a way that takes the visitor on an historic perambulation around the town, from the Norton, via Crackwell Street, the North Walk and Tudor Square, down to the harbour, over Castle Hill and into St Julian’s Street, Cresswell Street, the Paragon and the Esplanade, South Parade and out of town via the Green. It is a fascinating show and I recommend anyone with an interest in either a history of the town or a love of art to visit”
The exhibition runs from 1 December until Saturday 19 December. The museum is currently open Tuesday – Saturday.