Chairperson’s News

Dear Art Central Friends,  

I am pleased to be able to share confirmed dates for formal openings and activities at the gallery. 

Please save these dates. You may find more detailed information on the Vale’s website as it becomes available. Please see: and

*SATURDAY 9th March 1pm -3pm

Formal Opening of An exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Some 70 women from across S.Wales have submitted a diverse range of works into this exciting eclectic Annual Women’s open show organised by the Wales Women’s Arts Asociation[WAA].
[Duration of show 9 March-6 April]

*SATURDAY 23 March 1pm -3pm. Illustrated Talk by painter and Emerita Professor Gerda Roper :

A survey of Women Artists ( and what and how they make art) to celebrate International Women’s Day and the Women’s Art Show.

All WAA Exhibitors and members of Art Central Friends are automatically invited but a small charge of £2 will be made to any other other guests attending which will contribute towards the teas, coffees and cakes that will be provided. This is an ACF sponsored event and our fourth Cultural talk of the year !

*SATURDAY 13 April 1-3pm
Formal Opening of  Open Books: Artists and the Chinese Folding Book.

This is a fascinating exhibition curated by Barry Artist Mary Husted which has travelled across the globe and includes a number of contemporary Artists who have used this classic structure for their work.

[Duration of Show 13 April-1 May]

*SATURDAY 18 May. AM or PM, time TBC.

A year in the life of Barry: Photographer Keith Moore celebrates local people

Formal opening – exact time to be confirmed.
[Duration of Show 18 May- 1 June]

*THURSDAY 8th June, 6pm – 8pm

Formal opening of CARDIFF & the VALE (CAVC) students’ end of year exhibition. [Duration of Show  8-22 June ]

The Gallery’s programme from July to early Autumn is not yet available, however CONFIRMED EXHIBITION DATES for the Artists and makers who are members of the Contemporary Arts Society of Wales [CASW ]are Known. Please save the date:

*SATURDAY 26th October 1-3pm.

Formal opening: We make Art too! Artists and makers from CASW Exhibit their varied works.

[Duration of Show  Sat 26 October – Sat 16 November]

Life Drawing Sessions at £12 each are continuing on Thursday afternoons 1-4pm at St Francis Millennium Hall, Barry on the following dates: 21 March; 16 May; 18 July; 12 September; 24 October and 21 November. Places are limited so pre- booking a place is essential.

All best wishes for the emerging Spring .
Warm regards,