Art Central Gallery

Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW (via library)


Art Central gallery is located in the heart of the county. The exhibition space is a magnificent place to exhibit, visit and appreciate art. It is a light, flexible and welcoming space. Art Central’s programme includes a varied selection of art by artists, community groups, arts organisations and touring exhibitions.  

Art central gallery Exhibition Image Terry Setch RAC

New Art Central Logo

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 10.00am - 4:30pm Saturday: 10.00am - 3:30pm

FREE admission

Art Central Gallery OutsideExhibit at Gallery

If you would are interested in exhibiting, running workshops or holding events at Art Central please complete our online application form:



Please note:  The application process is competitive and not all applications will be successful.

Hands in airVolunteering 

Do you have an interest in the arts? 


Art Central Gallery is seeking volunteers. 


Volunteers would need to assist visitors and the Arts Development Officer. 


Handmade JewelleryCrafts

Selection of high quality contemporary craft work made by local and international artists.


If you’re interested in displaying and selling your artwork you’ll need to provide details and images of your artwork, a CV and/or a covering letter. 



Stoker flies into Wales

Wednesday 8 November

To celebrate the author Bram Stoker’s 170th Birthday his Great Grandnephew, Dacre C. Stoker, will be paying a flying visit to Wales for the first time. 


Dacre Stoker will take the audience on a compelling and enjoyable journey with a multi-media performance.


'Stoker on Stoker, the Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula', weaves together the details of Dracula’s history with Stoker family lore, Bram Stoker’s life and separates fact from popular fiction, revealing the truth about all things Stoker and Dracula.     


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Old photo of Knap

Picture the Vale - PAST TIMES

30 October – 06 January 2018

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary, of Barry Library and Art Central Gallery, on show, is a collection of digitalised images of library archives and pictures contributed by local people from the five Vale towns. It is part of the ‘Peoples Collection Wales’ held at the The National Library, Aberystwyth. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some exciting memories from the past including elephants bathing at Watchtower Bay, the town centers of yesteryear, street parties, school class photographs and much more.




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