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 is 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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Current Exhibition:

Dilys Jackson '7 to 77'

12 September - 31 October, 2015

The exhibited works span seventy years, taking the viewer on a journey of the artists’ life and career. Dilys Jackson bases her practice in Wales but has travelled and exhibited extensively across the globe. She is essentially a sculptor, yet this exhibition also displays a rich variety of her drawings, paintings and 3D wall work.


View 2015 Exhibition Programme


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 2017/18. If you would are interested in applying to exhibit, run workshops or events at Art Central, please complete our online form. Please complete the application fully, as incomplete forms will not be considered.


Art Central Exhibition Application form


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?!



  • 01447 709496


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.