Barry’s Art Central gallery celebrates 10-year Anniversary
November 16 2016
BARRY’S Art Central gallery is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary with an exhibition showcasing more than 200 diverse works of art from over 90 local, national and international artists.
‘Open Exhibition 10’ launched with a bang on Bonfire Night, with a range of original works featuring contemporary design, graphics, sculpture, photography, digital performance pieces and more.
The gallery originally opened on the November 6 2006 with an inaugural display of work by 20 Vale of Glamorgan artists.
Cllr Lis Burnett, Deputy Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, was one of the guests of honour for the exhibition’s anniversary celebration.
“We have been fortunate enough to enjoy a huge variety of excellent exhibitions at Art Central Gallery over the last ten years. This exhibition will celebrate the Council’s longstanding dedication to arts and culture today and in years to come,” she said.
Professor Tony Curtis read poetry from his newly published 2016 collection: ‘Poems New & Selected: From the Fortunate Isles’ as part of the festivities.
As the light faded, the artists and guests assembled in the courtyard, lit sparklers and wrote the number 10 in the air in a moment of live art.
The gallery, part of Barry County Library and Town Hall complex, will also mark the upcoming 110th anniversary of the Town Hall building and 10th anniversary of Barry County Library in January 2017.
The current celebratory exhibition is open to the public from 10.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3:30pm on Saturdays.
Work will remain on show until Saturday January 14 and access to the exhibition is free.
The gallery will be closed on public holidays over Christmas.
For more information, please visit www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/enjoying/arts_and_culture/Art-Central-Gallery.aspx