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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 


  • Mon – Fri: 10.00am - 4:30pm / Saturday: 10.00am - 3:30pm



Philip Muirden Solo ExhibitionPhilip Muirden Solo Exhibition

Saturday 8 December – Saturday 19 January 2019

Philip Muriden developed a love for painting in his early years and has spent a lifetime immersed in this art form. As Head of Foundation at Newport College of Art, Muirden has exhibited extensively across Wales and the UK.


Working from both “Retinal Experience” and “considerations of surreal and social themes” he produces work that embodies social and political ideas through human, animal and machine imagery. In contrast, he also engages with the natural seascape, shorelines and docklands that surround his South Wales birthplace.


'Torn From Home!’

Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibition

Saturday 26 January – Saturday 02 March 2019

To commemorate ‘Torn from Home’ HMD 2019, Art Central Gallery is showing two exhibitions:


HMD Exhibition photo

Alison Lochhead

‘Layered memories of Conflict and Abandonment

The work is a reflection on the repetition and memories of conflict, war and the fragments that remain. 

HMD Exhibition image

Nerea Martinez de Lecea

‘Child A’

‘Child A’ is a series of one-off digital paintings looking at displaced children, their separation from families and communities, disruption, changing identity, and for some complete loss of who they are and where they belong.


Exhibits and Events

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

Apply Online


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.