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Art Central

Art Central gallery located in the heart of the county is the Vale's prestigious art exhibition space. Situated in the Town Hall Barry (entrance via Barry County Library). 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.



Want to know what's on at Art Central? Visit Whats on at Art Central page|.


Visit the What's On| page for more information on Arts in the Vale.


Current Exhibition

White Rock, slag-and clinker landscape Painting   

George Little 'Industrial Shadows'

29 March - 10 May

Art Central

Iconic artist, George Little, was born in Swansea in 1927. An important part of his early life was significantly influenced by the industrial surroundings of his hometown. This has inspired his abstract painting style, which is reflected through colour, shapes and mood. His work has been shown widely in the UK, and has prompted a long list of distinguished awards and prizes. Still living and working in Swansea, George once worked as an art tutor at ' Barry Summer School ' in the 1960’s, which remains a significant memory to him.


View Art Central Winter/Spring Program|

Volunteering at the Gallery

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|



Applying for Exhibitions, Workshops, Events 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 programme of art exhibitions by artists, community groups, arts organisations, high profile and touring exhibitions. Our annual programme of exhibitions is designed to entertain, educate and inspire all ages and interests.


We are currently recruiting for 2015/16. 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.


Note - that the application process is competitive and not all will be successful.


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.


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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.


Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW

(Entrance via the county library)


Find us on a map| (Google)

Directions to Art Central, Town Hall| (PDF)


Easily accessible

Road: Exit junction 33 of the M4, onto

A4232 and A4050 (to Barry). Follow signs

for the town centre.


Bus: Contact Travel Line Wales

0871 200 2233 for local routes.


Rail: Nearest stations Barry Docks

and Barry. Tel: 08457 484950 for rail information. 

Opening Hours

10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

FREE admission



Tracey Harding, Arts Development and Art Central Manager  

 T. 01446 709805