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Galleries / Art Trails in Wales

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Galleries / Art Trails in Wales


North Wales


  • Galeri Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd
    The Galeri Betws-y-Coed is an independent art gallery in the heart of the town exhibiting work by leading Welsh and Wales-based artists. Works for sales include original paintings, photographs and drawings.  The boutique offers a range of clothing, footwear, jewellery, crafts and ceramics.
  • Janet Bell Gallery, Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey
    Inspiration for Janet's paintings comes from the beauty of the island and North Wales.  The gallery is open seven days a week. 
  • Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
    Wales' leading contemporary gallery and visual arts centre. Located in a building with an Edwardian facade and gold spire in the centre of town, a short walk from the railway station and local car parks.  Exhibits of local and international comtemporary art and craft are on display within its six gallery spaces.  The gallery, cafe and shop are fully accessible.
  • Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog, Nr. Pwllheli
    Said to be Wales’s oldest art gallery, set in a superb Victorian Gothic mansion with breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay and the mountains of Snowdonia the ‘Gallery in the Vale of the Widow’ is a thriving arts centre with a collection of pictures, prints and an important display of Swansea and Nantgarw pottery. Exhibitions are held throughout the year.
  • Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey
    Anglesey’s premier purpose-built museum and art gallery. The art gallery has a dynamic and changing programme of exhibitions encompassing art, craft, drama, sculpture and social history. A permanent display includes the world’s largest collection of the works of famous local artist Sir Kyffin Williams.  Free Admission.
  • Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
    A vibrant art gallery with nine temporary exhibitions per year. The exhibition programme is a mix of the best of contemporary Fine Art in Wales, historical shows and open exhibitions. 
  • Ruthin Craft Centre - The Centre for Applied Art, Denbighshire
    A stunning new zinc cast and stone building houses a gallery showcasing contemporary artists many of whom have studios on the premises. There are three galleries, six artist studios and a retail gallery. Talks, residencies and workshops are held throughout the year.  Free admission. 

    Updated November 2017




Mid Wales 


  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ceredigion
    This award winning centre is the largest in Wales and known as the ‘national flagship for the arts’. The artistic programme includes visual and applied arts, film, drama, dance and music. At the heart of the Aberystwyth University campus the centre has stunning views over the town and the coastline of Cardigan Bay.  Free admission.
  • Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, Berriew, Nr Welshpool
    The museum is dedicated to showcasing his highly individual and personal work which includes sculpture, water colours, mirrored portraits, photos and jewellery
  • artbeat Brecon
    A group of businesses in the thriving market town of Brecon have got together to market the unique galleries and cultural enterprises in Brecon. The artbeat trail includes Brecknock Museum and Gallery and Theatr Brycheiniog plus some excellent private galleries.
  • Bowie Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
    The gallery shows off contempary pieces of prints, jewellery, ceramics, and sculptures.
  • Ceredigion Art Trail
    Bespoke itineraries can be created with the interactive Ceredigion Art Trail website. The trail can include seeing artists and creators at work in their studios, taking part in an art class and visiting exhibitions.
  • The Hay Makers, Hay-on-Wye
    Work from British contemporary designers is on display in the gallery, located in the heart of Hay-on-Wye
  • MOMA Machynlleth
    MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) flourishes in seven beautiful galleries alongside The Tabernacle, a former Wesleyan Chapel. Constantly changing exhibitions showcase modern Welsh art featuring Wales’s top artists. Free admission.

  • National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
    Much more than a library, the National Library of Wales contains a mountain of knowledge about Wales and the world – millions of books, thousands of manuscripts and archives, maps, pictures and photographs, films, music and electronic information. Visitors are welcome to tour the building, view the frequently changing exhibitions, watch films and enjoy lectures. Guided tours are available on Mondays at 11.00 and Wednesdays at 14.15 lasting approximately one and a half hours; groups should advise the library of their visit.
  • Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown
    A contemporary gallery, which is one of the largest in the heart of Wales and is home to world class artists who offer thought provoking, challenging and groundbreaking art and crafts. The gallery is fully accessible tnd is free. 
  • Oriel Elenydd Gallery, Tregaron
    A contemporary art space which artists can hire to exhibit their works. Workshops are hosted by the artists in the gallery. The gallery is situated on the floors above the Welsh Gold Centre which since 1971 has produced handmade jewellery to designs inspired by the landscape of Wales and Celtic legends.

    Updated April 2018



South West Wales 


  • Attic Gallery, Swansea
    Founded in 1962, this is Wales' longest established private gallery highlighting work of contemporary artists residing in Wales.  It shows the work of some of the country's most important artists.  
  • Crafts Alive, Llandeilo
    A shop run by, and on behalf of the local craft community. All forms of craft are on display which can be bought at a reasonable price.
  • Custom House, Cardigan
    The gallery is located in the original Custom House and exhibits and ever-changing display of local art, crafts, and designs.
  • Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo
    The gallery has a reputation for it's display of fine work from highly respected artists.  It has a comprehensive exhibition programme. 
  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
    Housed in a handsome classic Italian-style buiding, the permanent collection includes art from as far back as the 18th century to the present time.  The exhibition programme showcases works by today's artists.
  • Gwili Pottery, Pontarsais
    Every pot is created by hand on a traditional potters wheel and painted by free hand in the workshop. Groups are welcome to book an evening visit to throw a pot or paint a personalised ceramic.
  • Harbour Lights Gallery, Porthgain
    The coastal village of Porthgain is so picturesque, it gives many artists the inspiration to paint the beauty of the unspoilt coastline, which is on display in the gallery by over 40 artists.
  • King Street Gallery, Carmarthen
    The gallery operates as an artists' run cooperative with lots of artists, ceramicists and printmakers as members who display their work. 

  • Mission Gallery, Swansea
    Located in the former St Nicholas Church in the Maritime Quarter, reputed internationally for its programme which is dynamic and distinctive.  The craft and design space features new creators of ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery.
  • Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
    The gallery's home is in a Victorian building in the centre of the town and presents an ever changing exhibition programme featuring contemporary art and design including lectures by the artists exhibiting there.  Not suitable for those with restricted mobility. 
  • Oriel y Parc, St Davids
    Dedicated to the exploration of landscape, this stunning gallery, visitor and education centre in St Davids is set within a truly inspirational landscape - the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.  The galleries are exhibiting arts and artefacts from the National Museum of Wales collection, and work by the famous 20th century artist Graham Sutherland who was profoundly inflenced by the landscapes of Pembrokeshire.  There is also an artists in residence studio, plus a shop selling books, cards, prints and local crafts.
  • Pendre Art, Cardigan
    Over 100 artists work is displayed in the gallery which is the largest in the area.  As well as crafts and painting, there is also photography on display, and regular exhibitions are featured.
  • Peppers, Fishguard
    This long-established gallery combines work by established artists national and international artists, together with encouraging and promoting the work of up-and-coming talent.

    Updated November 2017



South East Wales


  • The Albany Gallery, Cardiff
    One of the longest established private galleries in Wales, the monthly exhibition programme of leading Welsh and British artists provides a showcase for solo and mixed exhibitions in a variety of media. The gallery is not suitable for wheelchair access.
  • The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny
    This restored 16th century townhouse exhibits established, emerging, and local artists which includes printing and ceramics. It also sells the finest artist materials. The chapel is located 2 minutes from the shop which hosts events and workshops for musicians, poets, writers as well as artists.
  • Bay Art, Cardiff Bay
    There are 16 studios in this old docks building located above the gallery where artists work.  Their creations, and those of other Welsh and international artists, are displayed in the airy ground floor gallery.
  • Butetown History & Arts Centre
    The former Tiger Bay was Britain's first multiracial community, and this museum/gallery both preserves its memories and celebrates its creativity through exhibitions and events
  • Castle Galleries, Cardiff Bay
    Castle Galleries specialise in limited edition and original art from the country’s most collectable artists.
  • Craft in the Bay, Cardiff Bay
    Exquisitely beautiful objects, courtesy of The Makers Guild in Wales, can be found in every corner of this striking glass building in the heart of Cardiff Bay.
  • Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Whitebrook, Monmouth
    Set in the heat of the Wye Valley Mill House is a gallery with a difference exhibiting works of art from over 35 of the best UK contemporary artists, including paintings, sculpture and glass. 
    [Note: the gallery is taking a short break - check the website for updates].
  • Ffotogallery, Penarth, Nr. Cardiff
    It is the national development agency for lens based media and photography in Wales and is dedicated to promote and present photographic art in the country.The gallery is housed in Turner House, which was built in 1888. 
  • Kingfisher Gallery, Cowbridge
    This is the largest of three galleries in upmarket Cowbridge, a town where you're far more likely to find a high-end boutique than an actual cow these days. They exhibit limited edition prints and original artwork.
  • Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
    Just yards from the National Museum, this gallery showcases the best of established and emerging Welsh artists.
  • Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff
    Established in 1992, the gallery extends over three floors of a Georgian house plus purpose built extension.  Past and present Welsh and Wales based artists are represented and solo exhibitions are held in the main gallery.  The exhibition of paintings, print and sculpture on the other two floors change constantly. The gallery also has a large stock of work in store which can be viewed on request.
  • National Museum Cardiff
    At the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, the art collection is one of Europe’s finest which includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and the world. Free admission.  
  • New Leaf Gallery, Monmouth
    Located in the heart of the town, the gallery supports local artists, craft makers and sculptors.  
  • Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Newport
    Pieces have been collected since it was founded in 1888 and are exhibited regularly to reflect the changing landscape of Newport, both industrial and rural. 
  • St Donats Arts Centre, Llantwit Major
    Set in the glorious seaside setting of St Donats Castle and Atlantic College the arts centre offers a varied programme of plays, concerts, cinema exhibitions and international festivals. The gallery frequently exhibits the work of local artists.  Free admission to gallery.

    Updated December 2017






Helfa Gelf / Art Trail

Helfa Gelf is North Wales’ biggest annual free open studio event where visitors can discover art treasures and take a look behind the scenes. Every weekend during September, visitors can create their own art trail visiting painters, sculptors, photographers, jewellery makers, woodworkers, potters, textile workers, glass makers, basket weavers and printers – there’s over a hundred to choose from. The unique studio spaces are located in every kind of venue, from purpose-built studios and galleries to garden sheds and back rooms, in wild countryside and busy towns all over North Wales.


Anglesey Arts Weeks

Taking place over the Easter fortnight, sculptors, photographers, painters, craftsfolk and artists hold an open door policy to visitors which culminates into the biggest art event on the Isle of Anglesey.  A guidebook includes a map to help you navigate around the event, which also includes a walking tour.






Arts Council of Wales
Provides support and funding for the Arts in Wales to continue its development.



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