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 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. 



Illustrated talk by Dr Judith Foy : ART and MEDICINE

Saturday 17 March 2018, 11.00am

Judith Foy is a retired Consultant Anaesthetist with a lifelong interest in art as reflected in the title of her upcoming illustrated talk ART and MEDICINE. Artists throughout the ages, from the drawings of the early anatomists to present day painters, have sought to examine life in all its dimensions including the vicissitudes of ill health. In doing so, artists endeavour to cast light upon the human condition. 


Refreshments will be served from 10:30am. Sponsored by Art Central Friends.

Womens Arts Association ExhibitionWomen’s Arts Association - Celebrate international Women’s Day 2018 

Saturday 03 March – Saturday 28 April

International Women’s Day has been celebrated on 8 March since 1911. The 2018 theme, #PressforProgress calls for gender inclusivity, to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive, making a positive difference for women.


To mark this, female artists from across Wales are showing work, drawing together an eclectic mix of pieces in celebration of individual achievements and promoting the advancement of women’s rights today.


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Shiftwork: Romany Cultural and Arts Company 

Saturday 05 May – Saturday 02 June

Shiftwork brings together artists; Dr. Daniel Baker, Billy Kerry, Artur Conka, and Shamus McPhee who, through their work, tease out a number of aesthetic and political issues concerning Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lives through cultural representation. 


Some of the works have been seen as solo presentations as part of the Gypsy Maker Project. Gypsy Maker is an innovative, ground-breaking concept created by the Romani Cultural & Arts Company and is supported by the Arts Council of Wales. 


IMG_7330Cardiff and Vale College CAVC – End of Year Show 2018

Saturday 09 June – Saturday 23 June

Cardiff and Vale College students have produced a fantastic collection of stunning, Innovative, creative art and design work.


This show evidences the challenging and exciting developments the students have discovered over their course of study paying tribute to their energy and enthusiasm