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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 



Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Women’s Arts Association Wales (WAAW)

Saturday 4 March – Saturday 15 April 2023.

Open times Monday to Saturday 9:30am – 4:30pm.


Nina Lazarou - Roots That Made Us

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Arts Service, in partnership with the Women’s Arts Association Wales (WAAW) are celebrating International Women’s Day 2023, with an exhibition by women artists, held at Art Central Gallery.


International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on the 8 March. This exhibition recognises the achievements of individual artists working across Wales and beyond. It raises awareness of female artists, aiming to promote their creativity and broad ranging skills to mark this worldwide event. 


Open to all visitors, an eclectic range of artworks are available, including textiles, mixed media, sculptural works, oil paintings and watercolours. Cllr Rhiannon Birch said “There is a huge variety of thematic works including landscapes, portraits, abstract contemporary works. Some of the works address political and social issues, that impact on women’s lives, considering different perspectives.  The exhibition is inclusive enabling women from all backgrounds to create, participate and exhibit together”. 


The official opening Saturday 4 March 2023 at 1:30pm. All are welcome.




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.