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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


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Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration


Council colleagues and members of the public are invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 at a commemoration event at the Gallery.


The event takes place on Monday, 27 January between 6pm-8pm.




'Stand Together' : Holocaust Memorial Day, 2020


Art Central Gallery will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) with an exhibition of art and historic works.


This year's theme is 'Stand Together', as set by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


As part of the exhibtion, visitors will be privy to 'The Last Goodbye', and interactive virtual reality experience, 'The Girls of Room 28', the stories of fifteen female survivors who lived together in the Terezin concentration camp, as well as a series of other mixed media works.


The exhibtion opens Saturday, January 11 and will run into February. A commemoration event will take place on Monday, January 27.


Barry Camera Club Summer Showing

Cllr Wilkinson Art Central Camera ClubThe exhibition includes a colourful mix of 95 wall-hung works and a slide show of many more striking images.


The variety of photographic works capture local scenes, landscapes and seascapes, portraits and insects in macrophotography. The club has also included work on the theme of outer space, coinciding with the recent anniversary of the moon landings. 


Inspire Learner Awards

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This August, the gallery hosted the annual Inspire Learner Awards, which recognise the achievements of adult learners across Cardiff and the Vale.


Many learners celebrated having overcome disabilities and other obstacles such as confidence, anxiety and mental health issues to achieve their goals, and were recognised by their tutors as inspirational to other learners.


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.