National Contemporary Art Gallery for Wales (NCAGW)

The Celf ar y Cyd website is a core feature of the new National Contemporary Art Gallery for Wales. This initiative will provide access both digitally and physically to the nation’s collections across Wales. Establishing a National Contemporary Art Gallery is a key commitment of the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government and the Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru. This commitment is being taken forward through a collaboration between the Arts Council of Wales, Amgueddfa Cymru and the National Library of Wales.

The national collections of contemporary art held by Amgueddfa Cymru and the National Library of Wales belong to everyone in Wales. The National Contemporary Art Gallery model will enable wider democratic access through a dispersed network of galleries across Wales. Through an extensive loans programme, everyone in Wales will be able to explore the collection within their own localities, whilst also ensuring more people across Wales, the UK, and internationally can have improved digital access to the national collection.

The nine venues that are members of the network of galleries are:

Host galleries are those which either currently host or plan to host the national collection and are part of the current infrastructure in Wales. They include National Museum Cardiff and the National Library of Wales, in Aberystwyth.

An anchor gallery is under development to provide a prominent public face for the national contemporary art gallery.

Working together to establish our national contemporary gallery for Wales