Female artists celebrated at Art Central Gallery

ARTWORK created by inspirational women from the Vale of Glamorgan is being displayed at Art Central Gallery this month.


  • Wednesday, 13 March 2019

    Vale of Glamorgan

Art Central WAA exhibtiionThe Women’s Arts Association’s (WAA) International Women’s Day exhibition features over 70 pieces created by women across Wales and the Vale.


The exhibition covers themes of family and home, health and well-being, and love and loss, and boasts beautiful portraits, stunning landscapes and work of incredible skill and passion. 


International Women’s Day took place on 08 March, and, as part of the event, the WAA has been celebrating creative women for over 30 years.


Barry artist Professor Gerda Roper, who was introduced by WAA Chair Jilly Hicks, welcomed visitors to the opening at Art Central by revealing her thoughts on the work on show. She said:


“The artists here touch on a wide range of subjects. They all speak, through their own visual language, of what they note, what matters to them, and what moves them.


“There are traditional tapestries and embroideries, some wonderful soft sculptures, both humorous and endearing in their invention, surrounded by glorious paintings, watercolours, collages, photographs, lithographs, lino-prints, and drawings.”


The exhibition remains at Art Central in Barry until 06 April, where you can visit between Monday – Saturday.


Ruth FerlongCllr. Bob Penrose, Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture, said:


“We are delighted to host the Women’s Arts Association’s exhibition here at Art Central in celebration of International Women’s Day. 


“It is always an eclectic mix of work that shows the dynamic skills each person has in producing unique pieces of art.


“If you’re interested in women’s art, we have Professor Roper returning to the gallery on Saturday 23 March at 1:00pm to give an illustrated talk on a survey of women artists, what they make and how they make it.”


Entry to Professor Roper’s talk costs £2 for non-Art Central Friends and Women’s Arts Association members.


For more information on art in the Vale of Glamorgan, and the gallery’s opening times, visit Art Central Gallery.


Jilly Hicks Chair WAA, Jane Salisbury Chair ACF, Prof. Gerda Roper & Tracey Harding