New Art Central LogoArt Central Gallery

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 



Summer of Fun Exhibition

Summer of fun imageThe Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Art Central Gallery will host a new exhibition showcasing the works created in the Summer of Fun activities program.

The Summer of Fun activities program ran throughout the summer holiday, providing a range of free leisure, sporting and cultural activities for children and young people.

The Summer of Fun exhibition will run from Saturday, 11 September until Saturday, 02 October. It is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

arts in isolation imageArts in isolation LIVE 

Until recently, the Arts in isolation exhibition was hosted online only. Art Central Gallery is now showcasing over 80 individual works from Vale residents, as well as artists further afield.

The works on show were created during the COVID-19 lockdown and are a mix of work from paintings, prints, sculptures, textiles, photography and music. The work creatively captures individuals’ experiences, challenges and memories of the past year.


Arts in isolation LIVE poster 


Summer Art Activities

There are a variety of art-based activities taking place across the Vale this summer. Activities include:

  • Cartoon Drawing 

  • Art and Lyrics

  • Song Writing 

  • Wondrous Wands

  • Stick Hands Tones

  • Concertina sketchbook 

  • A Postcard to self 

  • Page to stage

  • Influencer academy 

  • Special effects make-up

  • Outdoor drawing and painting workshops


Book Online 

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.