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.
Women's Arts Association, International Women's Day
18 February - 22 March
To celebrate International Women’s day (8th March), the Women’s Arts Association (WAA) will be filling the Gallery with an eclectic display of artworks, including paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles and sculpture. This day is marked by women’s groups on all continents, creating a global web of rich and diverse local activity, connecting women around the world.
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 email@example.com or calling 01446 709805. You’ll need to provide details and images of your artwork, together with your CV and/or a covering letter.
Find Art Central on Facebook. Keep up-to-date with current and upcoming exhibitions and share your comments on recent exhibitions. Go to Art Central's Facebook page.
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)
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.
10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday
Tracey Harding, Arts Development and Art Central Manager
T. 01446 709805