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

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Opening Hours

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

FREE admission

Art Central Gallery OutsideExhibits and Events

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

Apply Online


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. 




Peter Sainty AC6Peter Sainty Solo Exhibition

28 July – 8 September 2018

Sainty has lived and worked as an artist in South Wales for forty years. He studied sculpture in Liverpool and London in the Sixties.  Sainty worked as a lecturer in Foundation Studies and developed his career working in theatre and television prop-making. 

‘I’m sceptical about some contemporary art but I also think we are living in a very interesting period, one that challenges older artists. However, in the end, one has to be oneself’. 

Since 1980, he has concentrated on his own sculpture. The study of natural shapes, informed his work, with particular pieces of sculpture from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century also being a stimulus. Drawing has been a key part of his working methods which have largely involved mould making from an original shape made in clay, polystyrene plaster to be cast in more durable materials.


Opening: Saturday 28 July, 2.00pm - 4.00pm - All Welcome! 


Frankie Locke,Enomena IIFrankie Locke – Slate Glass Clay                                                                           

15 September – 20 October 2018

Artist Frankie Locke explores land, sea and slate scape’s  engaging with the environment and capturing the atmosphere of place though the changing elements of weather, light and seasons.


Using a variety of media Locke creates the wonders of nature infused in ceramic and glass works.


There will be opportunities to meet and talk to the artist whilst exploring and handling selected pieces from the Art Touch Table on 21&22 September, 5&6 October, and the 20 October.


Opening: Thursday 20 September, 6.00pm - 8.00pm - All Welcome!