Ffin y Parc Gallery

Oriel Ffin y Parc Gallery, near Llanrwst in North Wales, is one of Wales’ best commercial fine art galleries.  The gallery plays host to regular exhibitions by some of the finest artists currently working in Wales as well as a range of 20th Century Welsh Art. The space is also ideal not just for admiring the fine works of art on offer, but taking in the fine views of the Conwy valley from the gallery’s tempting coffee shop. Perfect for pausing and reflecting over a cuppa and a cake.

art displays on walls.
Display of vases and paintings.

Ffin y Parc Gallery

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is a partner of London’s Tate gallery. The Glynn Viv as it is affectionately known, recently completed a multi-million pound renovation. Founded in 1911 by the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1910), the gallery belongs to the City and County of Swansea, and houses a distinctive collection formed over the last century, which continues to grow with new work from today's artists, supported by gifts, donations and the annual Wakelin Award.

Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff

Cardiff’s Martin Tinney Gallery, established in 1992, has long been considered Wales’ premier private commercial art gallery. It specialises in Welsh artists of the highest quality, past and present and is located in a city centre refurbished 19th century townhouse with purpose-built extension, giving three floors of beautiful exhibition space.

The gallery represents the most important living Welsh artists including Claudia Williams, Kevin Sinnott, Shani Rhys James, Mary Lloyd Jones, Harry Holland and many more. It also stocks work by the leading 20th Century Welsh artists including, amongst others, Gwen and Augustus John, Ceri Richards, Sir Cedric Morris, Josef Herman, John Elwyn, Sir Kyffin Williams, Peter Prendergast and Gwilym Prichard.

Its clients include public institutions such as The Tate Gallery and The National Museum of Wales as well as many private clients in Britain and worldwide. It is the only Welsh gallery to have exhibited regularly at major art fairs, including The London Art Fair, The 20/21 British Art Fair and Olympia; and has promoted Welsh art at exhibitions in London, the USA and mainland Europe.

 

interior of a white art gallery with a staircase to the left and displays on walls

Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff

Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Pwllheli

This 19th century Gothic mansion situated on the dramatic Llŷn Peninsula was purpose built to accommodate the art collections of Jones-Parry family of the Madryn Estate. Worthy of a visit in its own right, Plas Glyn-y-Weddw hosts an A to Z of contemporary art from Wales and the rest of the world.

The Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy

The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art (RCA) was established in 1881 when a group of British artists swapped the Grand Tour of Europe for the dramatic landscape of North Wales. They never looked back. The RCA hosts six exhibitions a year and counts Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, among its patrons.

Oriel y Parc Gallery, St Davids

The picturesque St Davids is Britain’s smallest city, with a population under 2000 people. Oriel y Parc Gallery is a great place to combine a fact-finding visit to find out information about your stay in Pembrokeshire with an impressive Landscape Gallery featuring work taken from the National Museum of Wales’ collection.

People sitting outside Oriel y Parc Gallery, St Davids.

Oriel y Parc Gallery, St Davids

Oriel Wrecsam

Oriel Wrecsam is the premier venue for Contemporary Visual and Applied Arts in North East Wales. We currently occupy off-site locations, with our main site being on Chester Street, right in the centre of town.

Oriel MOSTYN Gallery, Llandudno

Oriel MOSTYN Gallery's six gallery spaces exhibit the best in international contemporary art and craft, showing artists and makers from Wales and beyond.

The National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales houses a number of exhibition spaces, including the Gregynog Gallery, which can boast the accolade of being Wales’ largest gallery, and Hengwrt, a purpose built space to show pre-1800 items. These amazing spaces enable the Library to showcase the collections in a contemporary, relevant and imaginative way and to share the treasures with the audience. The Library hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions.  Through displaying and interpreting a variety of items, the Library aims to reflect its collections and the cultural heritage of Wales.

MOMA Machynlleth

MOMA Machynlleth is situated in a converted Wesleyan Chapel in the historic town that housed the Welsh Parliament of the 15th century. The gallery's impressive permanent collection features work by artists of the 20th century onwards.

people stood in gallery looking at paintings on wall

Owen Owen Gallery, MOMA

White Lion Street Gallery, Tenby

West Wales has a vibrant arts scene and there’s a strong sense of community to White Lion Street Gallery, which features work by dozens of local artists, working in all media including ceramics and sculpture.

National Museum of Art, Cardiff

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff has five centuries of work by world renowned artists from all over the world. They are neatly categorised into three impressive galleries – Impressionist and Modern Art, Historic Art and Applied Art.

A couple looking at a small statue, with a painting behind them, and a large sculpture to the side in the foreground

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

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