Art Central

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

Opening Hours: 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday

FREE admission


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Art Central gallery located in the heart of the county is the Vale's prestigious art exhibition space. The exhibition space is a magnificent place to exhibit, visit and appreciate art.


The gallery is accessible to all and admission to exhibitions is free.


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WW1 Memorial in Barry by Jon PoutneyCurrent Exhibition

Remembering the Great War

17 November – 3 January

Art Central will be hosting a unique and moving exhibition commemorating the First World War; alongside ‘Hope in the Great War’ a Royal National Lifeboat Exhibition, telling the story of six heroic RLNI rescues. Come and see the First World War through the eyes of those living on the coast of the UK and Ireland with the family friendly, interactive displays.


View the upcoming program for Art Central Gallery 2015|

Exhibit at Art Central

Art Central gallery is a light, flexible and welcoming space, often described as one of the best exhibition spaces in Wales by many that visit and exhibit at the gallery.


Art Central’s programme includes a varied selection of art exhibitions by artists, community groups, arts organisations, high profile and touring exhibitions. Our exhibitions are designed to entertain, educate and inspire all ages and interests.


We are currently recruiting for 2016/17. If you would are interested in applying to exhibit, run workshops or events at Art Central, please download the application form. Please complete the application fully, as incomplete forms will not be considered.


Please note - That unfortunately the application process is competitive and not all applications will be successful.

Volunteering at the Gallery Volunteering

Art Central Gallery is seeking volunteers!

Do you have an interest in the arts? Fancy spending time in a friendly Gallery chatting to and assisting visitors, or want to gain valuable experience working within the arts? Why not volunteer at Barry's prestigious Art Central Gallery?!


Visit Volunteering Wales Website to find out more about the available posts|


Crafts at Art Central

Showcase Crafts - runs all year

Contemporary Design Crafts with something for everyone. Art Central has a selection of high quality contemporary craft work made by local Welsh and international artists for that perfect unusual gift. Come and explore the range of stunning items on offer from handmade jewellery, special occasion cards, locally created magazines, paintings and imported stunning photography from Germany. There is something for everyone!


Call for Craft Artists

If you’re interested in displaying and selling your artwork in the gallery, please contact Tracey Harding, Art Central Manager, by emailing|

or calling 01446 709805. You’ll need to provide details and images of your artwork, together with your CV and/or a covering letter


Please Note: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this web page can be subject to change and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.