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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 



COLCOT EXHIBITION 2024Man a man a mwnci

Cardiff and Vale College End of Year Art and Design Exhibition 2024 celebrates all things creative and says, “lets do this, might as well!” hence the title being Man a man a mwnci


Man a man a mwnci is an exciting student led end of year summer exhibition showcasing the work of the Creative Department at Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC). The exhibition opens on Saturday 25 May – Saturday 29 June 2024 (ends 3:30pm).


Art Central the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s beautiful gallery is providing a fantastic opportunity for the students to present their collection of innovative and original work.  The artworks are richly varied, ranging from ceramics, textiles, photography, 3D and fine art.  This exhibition is a unique opportunity for some of the artists to present their work in a professional gallery and to a wide audience.


The artwork on display has been selected from a range of courses available at the college that include Level 1 and 2 University of the Arts Art, Design and media courses, level 3 and Extended Diploma University of the Arts Art and design course and the Artist Designer Maker Foundation degree. . Each course encourages a different creative approach such as fine art and painting, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, graphic design and more.


Cllr Rhiannon Birch Cabinet Member for Education, Arts and the Welsh Language said: ‘We are delighted to be hosting Cardiff and Vale College’s end of year exhibition at Art Central Gallery. 


“We hope the students will learn a lot about setting up, curating, and arranging their artworks. The experience at Art Central Gallery will provide an excellent stepping stone for the students’ future careers in the arts or, in whatever they decide to do.”


This year’s theme provides a platform to showcase their work together in one space. It is a culmination of these individual’s creative journey before they embark on the next stage of their careers.


There is an open event for the public friends and family on Wednesday 19 June from 6pm – 8pm where you will have a chance to meet the artists. We do hope you will visit the gallery in support of these ambitious artists from Cardiff and Vale College.


Art Central Gallery Town Hall King Square CF63 4RU, is open from 9:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am - 3:30pm Saturday’s. We are closed on a Sunday.



Sinfonia Cymru posterSinfonia Cymru is excited to announce that we will be visiting Art Central Gallery and other Vale venues as part of the Mainly Village Halls Tour 2024


Join us for a special live concert experience right in your local community. Our performance promises to be a delightful blend of musical styles, catering to a diverse audience with something for everyone to enjoy.


Get ready to be entertained by some of the most talented musicians under 30 in the UK. After the concert, you'll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with these extraordinary artists, adding a personal touch to your musical experience.


For more information and to secure your tickets, please visit this link


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.