About Us

Art Central FRIENDS is a voluntary organisation open to anyone with an interest in all aspects of the Arts

Art Central FRIENDS exists to support and encourage interest in the activities of Art Central Gallery, which is a magnificent gallery located at the Old Town Hall, King Square, Barry.

It is a dedicated art and exhibition space managed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

Why not have your say in what happens in this prestigious building.

Join Art Central FRIENDS and help make a difference.

We hold at least four talks per year and hope to increase this in the future. We invite artists and other craftspeople to talk to usabout their art and craft and the inspiration behind it. They sometimes use their work on display at the Gallery as illustration or some artists prefer to bring slides of their work showing the inspiration which helped them create it.

Our main aim is to support and assist the Vale of Glamorgan in the delivery of events and exhibitions at Art Central, for the benefit of all the people in the Vale of Glamorgan and Wales.

Two views of the Gallery, in which the internal wall panels can be adjusted to suit different exhibitions

As a FRIEND you will receive the following benefits.

Notice of the forthcoming programme
Invitations to private views of exhibitions
Invitations to meet the artists
Invitations to extra events organised solely for FRIENDS, with refreshments

This may include talks, demonstrations, or visits to places of interest.

As a FRIEND you will have the opportunity to…

Support and promote this prestigious centre and its activities
Offer to help the FRIENDS Committee in any fundraising activities
Offer some of your time if you wish to help at Art Central
Help in the development of our future programme of events