Art Galleries in Cardiff

Top Art Galleries in Cardiff, Wales

Art Galleries in Cardiff

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  • Yasmin M
    Plymouth, UK34 contributions
    It was a great experience full of natural wonders of the world and art galleries . Great information was included close by and there was clear signs of where to go to .
    Written April 15, 2022
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  • John Paul Evans
    1 contribution
    An excellent gallery space showing established and emerging artists. Very friendly staff and regular courses being run from artist studio spaces.
    I have bought a number of artworks over the years through the Arts Council of Wales collector plan which makes buying on interest free credit easy and affordable.
    Written June 14, 2020
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  • Jess732
    4 contributions
    Really interesting place to visit. I recommend highly to anyone even if you don’t usually like this.
    Written April 21, 2019
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  • Rvwr2012
    Billericay, UK943 contributions
    We went here to attend a preview of a particular artists work which was well laid out in a light airy room. The e hi Bitcoin was very good and the preview well attended. We also looked upstairs and downstairs at other artists work.
    This is a well laid out spacious private gallery well worth the visit.
    Written April 16, 2015
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  • lavenderhaze
    Cardiff14 contributions
    The Albany Gallery has to be an out of town hidden gem. It’s in Albany Road above Mama Lina’s restaurant and had been in the same location for over 50 years. There are changing exhibitions of mostly Welsh art along with ceramics and jewellery. The staff are friendly, non pretentious and very helpful. It’s certainly worth adding your name to their mailing list and you will receive emails with information of every exhibition - around 10 a year.
    Written September 26, 2019
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  • Deri_12
    Cardiff, UK57 contributions
    If you are interested in photography, don't miss the third floor gallery. It hosts some of the more interesting photographers, both new and established, and ploughs it's own furrow , away from the established corporate world. This also extends to it's location- three floors up on the corner of Bute street in Cardiff Bay (above the taxi office). It is worth the effort to seek it out, and to support it, as it's run with the help of volunteers. Unlike most other galleries, it's also welcoming.
    Written August 24, 2014
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,210 contributions
    Situated a stone’s throw from Cardiff’s National Museum in an solidly elegant Victorian building the Kooywood Gallery since its establishment over a decade ago has since grown into one of Wales’s foremost private art galleries and indeed a beacon for Welsh art in general. Its stock ranges from work by founder members of the modernist 1956 Wales Group such as Wilf Roberts and Ernest Zobole to more contemporary artists such as Carl Melegari, Fran Williams and Elfyn Lewis, not to mention some of the greats of 20th century Welsh art such as Ceri Richards and Sir Kyffin Williams. There are frequent exhibitions, several over the past decade featuring the paintings and prints of Eric Malthouse, although a native of the West Midlands, settled in Wales where he became a founder member of the 1956 Wales Group, developing a highly distinctive colourful abstract style, which in his prints combined with a mordant sense of humour to produce works with titles such as ‘Just A Little Incendergell’.
    Written January 21, 2018
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  • Jones
    6 contributions
    Interesting! It was very light and nice and airy inside. Plenty of space felt rather relaxing . I gather they change over what they display to make it more appealing. You can buy provisions once inside which always helps no regrets .enjoyed !
    Written October 23, 2021
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  • PererinCaerdydd
    Cardiff, UK19 contributions
    I stumbled across Fountain Fine Art in one of the most evocative locations the city offers, the deliciously genteel and recently restored Edwardian Morgan Arcade, (near to the Castle and an unmissable location for Kairdiffians, let alone visitors and tourists).
    The gallery offers a well chosen and eclectic range of art, of the highest quality.
    The elegant large room enjoys added subtle lighting from the vast picture window which faces into the arcade, making it impossible for inveterate browsers and aficionados, like myself, to walk by without at least pausing, then entering.
    Inside I found a Group Show laid on for the opening event, presenting a well laid out and captivating mix of art works in traditional oils and watercolours, non-figurative acrylics and mixed-media, even that penitence of artistic endeavour, egg tempera. There were also 3-D constructions, ceramics and other craft works.
    The styles and topics were just as wide ranging, but an appropriate emphasis (given its location) on work about or from Wales - with a bias towards landscapes inspired by our miraculous and ancient geography. A few works were more radical but accessible - most could be said to be in the traditional classical modes, with some of exceptional high standard.
    The gallery is itself unhurried and reserved; the layout allows room to stand back and view without the usual argy bargy and heel scraping incidents - if anything, I was left wanting to find more, hidden up or down stairs.
    Fountain Fine Art certainly fills a gap (especially when compared to competitor 'destination' cities such as Bristol, Bath, and capital cities Edinburgh, Dublin and even that paragon of unofficial Wales over the border, Chester). I hope it succeeds, as I'm sure it will - without distracting from the established and new galleries finally filling Cardiff's corners - Martin Tinney, and Albany among my favourites of the old guard and of the new, don't miss Off The Wall (Llandaf, the city within the city) and in the centre again, exciting contemporary work at 'gallery Ten' at 23 Windsor Place.
    Sometimes it is the small works of art which grab your attention and nestle there - I'm still amused and musing over a subtle grey and white print of feathers, drawn with great refinement.
    Written February 19, 2013
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  • taffandhubby
    Cardiff, UK235 contributions
    Our entry into the auditorium was late, which was a hot and crowded experience, but presumably this was caused by unavoidable delay, and as soon as the doors opened to the seats it was a smooth and quick operation to get everyone seated - impressive for such a large audience. The show (“Freedom”) was excellent, and the seating at St David’s Hall guarantees a good experience.
    Written April 26, 2022
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  • Merrowmum
    Guildford, UK847 contributions
    Some gorgeous pieces in this little exhibition/gallery/retail space in the Bay area, showcasing a wide variety of Welsh talent in a variety of crafts including glass, pottery, jewellery and textiles amongst others. There is a café next door.
    Written August 23, 2019
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  • Jane Hargreaves
    3 contributions
    Wonderful friendly gallery, with great art to buy, supports local artists.
    Fab gift shop too, stocking great brands such as Powder.
    Love it ❤️
    Please support these lovely unique independent shops 😊
    Written October 1, 2020
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  • Jo-Anne M
    Bristol, UK2 contributions
    Small, friendly, diverse group of community printmakers with some beautiful, affordable artwork made by members.
    Written October 14, 2021
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