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

 

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

 

It is a light, flexible and welcoming space. Art Central’s programme includes a varied selection of art by artists, community groups, arts organisations and touring exhibitions. FREE admission 

 

 

‘One Day’ Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibition 2022 

Go Home, Polish by Michal Iwanowski

 

15 January – 12 February 2022.

 

  

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is an international day of remembrance held annually on 27 January to honour millions of victims of the Holocaust, subsequent genocides, commemorating the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Vale of Glamorgan Council have marked this day each year since 2001. This year ‘One Day’ is the Holocaust Memorial Trust theme. One day, is a snapshot in time where we cannot always see the full picture, context or background but it can help bring a piece of the full picture to life!

 

Michal Iwanowski, an award-winning British, Polish photographer and writer, after seeing a piece of graffiti on a wall in Cardiff that read ‘Go Home Polish‘ decided to take a journey mid Brexit, from his home in Wales to his birth home in Poland. Taking ‘one day’ at a time, Iwanowski walked for 105 days and crossed 1200 miles before reaching his family home in Poland. Along the way he asked people he met the same question: Where is home?

 

This exhibition records Iwanowski’s journey and the people he met. It highlights the complexity of human behaviour, making us consider and actively recognise our similarities of compassion, openness, honesty, kindness, tolerance, acceptance and understanding of humanity. It also allows us to reflect on recurring issues including, difference, conflict, forced migration, displacement, separation, rejection, echoing the disharmony faced by thousands of people fleeing from conflict and unrest in the world today.  We hope this exhibition creates an opportunity to think, reflect, accept change, embracing difference for all of humankind.

 

More information about this exhibition 

 

 

Wire flowers wellbeing workshopThe Art of Wellbeing A Botanical Wire Workshop with Artist Nina Lazarou

 

Wednesday 16 February, 11am – 1pm.

 

The first of the series of ‘The Art of Wellbeing' workshops at Art Central Gallery. Come along and join Nina for this exciting botanical wire workshop.

 

During this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of wire sculpture. Using a range of tools, you will select a stone base and with the artist follow a step by step demonstration and instruction to create a wire collection of flowers and leaves to take away with you. All materials will be supplied.

 

There is a maximum of ten spaces. Social distancing will be implemented. Please ensure you are COVID symptom free when attending the workshop. Please wear a mask for your own and others safety. We look forward to welcoming you on the day. 

 

To book please email: tcharding@valeoflgamorgan.gov.uk. Workshop booking fee is £10.

 

Exhibits and Events

If you would are interested in exhibiting, running workshops or holding events at Art Central please complete our online application form:

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Please note: The application process is competitive and not all applications will be successful.

 

Volunteering 

Do you have an interest in the arts? Art Central Gallery is seeking volunteers. Volunteers would need to assist visitors and the Arts Development Officer.  

 

Crafts

Selection of high quality contemporary craft work made by local and international artists. If you’re interested in displaying and selling your artwork you’ll need to provide details and images of your artwork, a CV and/or a covering letter.