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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 




Coming Up! Meet the Artist Jenna Murphy at Art Central Gallery


Artist Jenna Murphy will be at Art Central Gallery this Saturday 3 February 11am – 1pm. Please come along for a cuppa, meet the artist and see her work.  All Welcome.


Life in Colour ExhibitonInspired by her father Mathew Murphy also and artist, her early days were spent drawing under his guidance. Studying at the University of South Wales, Jenna graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics.


During lockdown of 2020, Murphy’s focus shifted towards the mesmerizing world of wildlife. The enforced solitude became a catalyst for creativity, leading Murphy to paint daily and share her creations on social media, swiftly accumulating a global audience. Working primarily with acrylic on canvas, her love for bold, unorthodox colours is evident in every stroke of her brush.


With over a decade of experience of selling her artworks, Murphy’s depictions of animal paintings have become widely popular. Each piece is a testament to her ability to evoke responses through a rich palette of unconventional hues. Her art is a celebration of life's vibrancy and a feast of colour that captivates and enchants.


The collection showcases a fusion of wildlife and portraiture. As a trained editor with a degree in film she draws inspiration from pop culture and the world of cinema. Her love of film is evident in the depictions of female portraiture.  Her works present as a testament to the belief that the world should be a canvas painted with a rich tapestry of colours.


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.



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.  



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.