The first exhibition at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery for 2022 is Tenby Shares. This features a unique and diverse collection of community creativity and inspiration, with personal reactions to the lockdown and events of 2020 and 2021.
The project is a result of work done by Artisan Avenue (a not for profit local arts for well being organisation) to encourage and celebrate talent from within the community. The exhibition features work from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds across the community. Also included are journals, photography, paintings, model ships, poetry and sculpture.
Anna Waters, who runs Artisan Avenue, said, “At the start of the first lockdown, we were interested in encouraging creativity in all forms, as a means of alleviating boredom and combating isolation. We were bowled over by the response. There is no doubt that the creative community that formed through this initiative understands the importance it has to their well-being.”
Anna was grateful to the continuing support of both the Tenby Observer and Tenby Museum during the process.
The museum is delighted to be starting 2022 with this wonderfully eclectic show of local talent.
The exhibition was officially opened to a select and socially distanced audience by Cllr Sam Skyrme-Blackhall, Mayor of Tenby.