it is with great reluctance and sadness that I have to tell you that it has been decided to cancel this year’s festival. We, the committee, feel that even if the rules regarding staying at home are relaxed, people will feel nervous and anxious about gathering indoors in large groups. We think many people will prefer to stay away. We had organised an exciting and varied programme but we are writing to all our participants, speakers, musicians and actors, inviting them to bring their concerts, talks or plays to next year’s festival. The 2021 festival will take place on 18th – 25th September. We hope you will all be able to come then to enjoy some of the exciting events we have planned.
Meanwhile stay safe and well.
Tenby Arts Festival
If you are running a business that you think should be included in our Art around Tenby page, please contact us.
Cobb Lane, off Tudor Square. Tel: 01834 845540
NAOMI TYDEMAN R.I.
Naomi Tydeman RI, winner of the Turner Watercolour Prize in 2013, has been a member of the prestigious Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours since 2004. Winning prizes at a national level for her innovative and atmospheric paintings, she has had solo exhibitions in London, Italy and France and invitations to show with international masters in China. Featured in all six episodes of ‘The Harbour’ television series, her gallery is tucked down the quaint Cobb Lane behind Tenby Bookshop.
Open 11am to 5pm daily except Mondays & Tuesdays.
Castle Hill. Tenby. Tel 01834 842809
A collection of paintings some by Augustus and Gwen John who lived in Tenby as well as others. There are also paintings, documents and objects relating to the history of Tenby.
Exhibition: Paintings by Graham Hadlow 30th August – 6th October
Admission: Adults £4.95, Children Free
Open 10am – 5pm, Daily in Summer, Tuesday to Saturday in Winter (last admission 4.30pm)
Open Art Exhibition
St John’s Church Hall, Warren Street.
Tel.: 07970 474310
Original works by artists and craftsmen. Percentage of sales proceeds goes to charity.
Open daily 10am – 5pm (except Sunday morning).
Town Trails of Tenby
Tel: 01834 845841. Mobile: 07970 420 734.
Walks with Blue Badge Guide, Marion Davies. “The Story of Tenby” and “The Ghost Walk” See display boards or phone for further details. You can also visit the web site for information: www.guidedtourswales.co.uk
Upper Frog Street,Tenby, Tel: 01834 845710
Llewellyn’s Gallery is a dedicated photographic gallery showcasing the work of renowned fine art photographer Gary Llewellyn. The gallery is run by Gary himself with a little help from his father, Ken, who can both offer a fascinating insight into Gary’s photographic world. The spacious 650sqft gallery has a large display of framed and mounted Limited Edition Prints and the very latest of Gary’s work. A bespoke framing service for all work purchased at the gallery is also available. Gary’s work continues to evolve and is held in high regard both locally and nationally.
Normally open Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm
Gift of Glass
David and Lucy Wittig
1a Trafalgar Road, Tenby. SA70 7DW
Phone: 01834 845 886
Web site: www.giftofglass.co.uk
Gift of Glass was established in 1999 and is a
working glass studio and shop that specialises in the rarer form of glass
blowing known as lampworking. With over 35 years experience in glass
blowing David works in the studio most days, however if you are making a
special trip to watch him creates his art please phone first. There are also opportunities to try glass-blowing for yourself. Phone or see the website for details.
Opening hours: March – June and September – October 10.00 am – 5.00pm Tues
– Sat. July and August 7 days 10.00am –5.00pm. Winter hours do vary, its
always advisable to call first.
Graham Hadlow Watercolours
The Gallery, Nant Oer, St. Florence,
TENBY, SA70 8LN
Phone: 01834 871360 Web site: grahamhhadlowwatercolours.co.uk
This artist owned gallery is situated in the heart of the delightful village of St Florence. Graham Hadlow concentrates on watercolour paintings. His atmospheric work depicts Pembrokeshire landscapes and seascapes in all their moods throughout the seasons, including moonlit scenes. On display are original watercolours in a variety of sizes at prices to suit all pockets. Limited edition prints and cards are also available. Payment method: cash and all major credit cards.
Directions: In the lower part of the village, alongside the river, diagonally opposite St Florence Stores, the gallery is located at the rear of Nant Oer bungalow and is visible from the road. OS map reference SN081 010. Bus service – 360.
Opening Times: As I am frequently involved with Art Society demonstrations and watercolour workshops, there are no fixed opening times, but we are open throughout the year, including evenings. Advisable to phone. You are most welcome to come and browse.
Facilities: Gallery showroom. Level access after 2″ step at the end of the drive. Ample parking on the road outside.
Guy Manning’s Art Room
Upper Frog Street
Tel: 07903 782515
Open: Daily except Wednesday 10am-5pm
Opened in March 2018, Guy’s Art Room, Tenby is an informal gallery and painting room housed in an old stables in Tenby’s historic centre. Displaying and selling Guy’s paintings, prints and cards the gallery welcomes buyers, browsers, children, dogs and wellies. Art classes, a small range of art materials, a book nook and a friendly welcome are also here.
Upper Frog Street
Tel: 01834 842194/07950 004193
Open: June-September 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday. Winter openings are Monday to Saturday and occasional Sunday openings.
This friendly intimate gallery, run by John Reason Jones, specialises in an impressive range of images of Tenby and Pembrokeshire. The display includes original artwork, watercolours, prints, handmade canvases and a collection of stunning photography from: Fiery Sunrises, Stormy Seas and Rare Snowy Images of Tenby to Shaggy Woodlands and Tranquil Estuaries. There is a wide price range to suit everyone and we offer a unique framing service whereby the client can choose and have their image framed on the premises often within a few hours of purchase.
Opal Stained Glass
Brychan Yard, Upper Frog St
Tel; 01834 871526
Open: 11am-5.30pm Mon-Sat. Closed Sun.
Opal Stained Glass is run by Pandora Hughes, architectural glass artist, who teaches, repairs, designs, makes and sells traditional and modern Stained Glass in her shop combined with handmade work from other local artists.
Studio 21 – Ceramics by Anna Warchus
Rear of 21 Harries Street, Tenby SA70 7NA
Tel: 07961 949246
Open: Daily during Tenby Arts Festival 11am to 4.00pm (and whenever the ‘Open Studio’ flag is flying in the back lane behind Harries Street)
After years of teaching art and ceramics in London, Anna has set up her home studio in Tenby where she throws pots and creates ceramic sculptures inspired by life on the coast. She also runs mixed-ability workshops for families, small groups and individuals. Anna regularly exhibits in London and Wales (including a solo show at the Tenby Museum & Art Gallery in June 2019) and welcomes you to come and see her latest work and/or sign up for a workshop.
Enquiries to: email@example.com