Tenby Museum and Art Gallery

The museum houses two art galleries, one which features the permanent collection, the second exhibiting changing temporary exhibitions.

The permanent art gallery features work by artists such as Gwen and Augustus John, Kyffin Williams, John Piper, David Jones, Gwilym Prichard, Claudia Williams, John Uzzell Edwards, Meirion Jones, Grahame Hurd-Wood, Fiore de Henriquez and Mark Raggett to name but a few.

Both Gwen and Augustus John spent their childhoods in Tenby – Augustus was born here in 1878 – before they attended the Slade School of Art in London and moved away. The gallery features works from various stages of their artistic careers including two very early works by Gwen, one of which depicts Tenby. There is also a showcase of personal memorabilia including Augustus John’s pipe, Gwen’s crucifix and painting smock. The museum was also fortunate to be the recipient of a recent bequest of five Augustus John etchings and lithographs.

The museum continues to acquire works from the Contemporary Art Society for Wales and the most recent acquisitions includes a work by Elizabeth Haines and two by Denis Curry, including a dramatic bronze sculpture of a bird in flight.

All of the museum’s oil paintings are available to see online on the ArtUk website. The link for the page is:
https://artuk.org/visit/venues/tenby-museum-art-gallery-6916

Location


Address

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
Castle Hill Tenby
Tenby
Pembrokeshire
SA70 7BP

Contact

T: 01834842809

Info

Dog friendly: No

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