Vale Arts celebrate 20th Annivesary

The Vale of Glamorgan Artists (VOGA) is marking two decades since its launch with an exhibition at Barry’s Art Central.

Supported by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the group of 20 professional artists living in and working in the Vale, has pioneered art exhibitions, workshops and residencies across Wales and further afield.

They have also travelled with their work to the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s twinning partnerships showing work in the county’s twin towns of Rheinfelden in Germany and Fecamp in France.

Their anniversary exhibition also celebrates artist who are past and lifelong members of the group.

“We have supported VOGA over the years and it is a pleasure to see such a variety of wonderful work by local artists which will I am sure, appeal to all who visit the gallery. The Council are proud of this gallery which has been a central focus for the visual arts for the past decade.” – The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council Councillor Janice Charles.

Professor of poetry Tony Curtis spoke about the artists successes over the years and the opportunities the artists had bought though their community engagement and exhibitions at both at Art Central and the Travellers Galleries.

VOGA also promote community work, and their support has launched the Travellers Gallery within the Mind Cafe on Barry Station. Individual members have also taken part in the National Eisteddfod and have won national art competitions.

The exhibition in Art Central will run until Saturday 21 October. For further information on the venue visit

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