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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 



Art – Craft Central a Showcase by Vale Based Artists and Makers

Saturday 3 December 2022 – Saturday 7 January 2023


Artist / Makers participating: Sasha Kingston, Kate Dumbleton, Haf Weighton, Nia Bennett (Penarth), Nick Davies (Llantwit Major) Michael Goode and Nina Lazarou (Barry) Samantha Hayes (St. Hilary)


Art – Craft Central returns to Art Central Gallery in Barry showcasing the artwork of eight professional artist makers and designers living and working in their homes, workshops, and studios in the Vale of Glamorgan.  The art and craft exhibition opens on Saturday 3 December 2022 and will continue until Saturday 7 January 2023.  On Saturday 17 December along with a Christmas Plate making textile workshop, with artist Haf Weighton there will be, between 1pm and 3pm, mulled wine and mince pies.


The selected artists and makers include stone carver Nia Bennett, jeweller Kate Dumbleton, textile artist Haf Weighton, printmakers and designers Michael Goode and Sasha Kingston, wire artists Nina Lazarou and sculptor Nick Davies.


Barry Craft Fayre Leaflet

Two participatory art workshops have been arranged, the first with Sasha Kingston on Saturday 3 December with an opportunity to make Christmas folded paper decorations. On Saturday 17 December artist Haf Weighton will be offering participants the chance to create a stitched Christmas plate. The workshops will be available to book on Eventbrite 11am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3pm and are free for families to attend, bookings are via Art in the Vale’s Eventbrite page.


The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Arts Development Service is working in partnership with Barry-based creative agency Inc. Creative / Creadigol for this festive exhibition.  In 2019, a similar showcase of artists and makers was held at Art Central Gallery and was very popular with visitors.


This is a great opportunity to visit this wonderful gallery, see the lights on King Square, whilst acquiring some unique gifts.


Workshops in December 


Sasha Kingston

Festive Paper Decoration For Your Tree 

Join us for this wonderful winter workshop making an exciting festive paper decoration for your tree, room or a special gift! Using printing techniques taught to you by artist Sasha Kingston you will be creating your own miniature concertina book. By learning new skills and techniques and experimenting by making marks on paper you will be able to create a three-dimensional piece which is individual and eye-catching. By using these various techniques, you will also be able to enjoy designing and making something exciting at home or at school and other classes.


Christmas Folded Paper Decorations - Artist Sasha Kingston 8-18yrs Tickets, Sat 3 Dec 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

Christmas Folded Paper Decorations -Artist Sasha Kingston 8- 18yrs Tickets, Sat 3 Dec 2022 at 13:30 | Eventbrite


Haf Weighton (workshop)

Stitch a plate of food

Create a stitched plate of food with textile artist Haf Weighton. You will learn a simple technique to transfer a plate design on to fabric and then embellish with a hand stitched collage of food. 


All materials provided.


Stitch a plate of food - Artist Haf Weighton Tickets, 

Stitch a plate of food - Artist Haf Weighton Tickets, 


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.