Top Ten art and design venues

Here are my top ten Art and Design venues.

10. The Photographer’s Gallery

Self styled as the largest public photographic gallery in London, this venue has quite a reputation for showcasing some of the best international contemporary photography.

The Photographers’ Gallery
16 – 18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW

Tel: 0845 262 1618

9. National Museum Cardiff

A very well known and respected gallery that holds one of the best collections of impressionist works in Europe, as well as over 500 years worth of incredible paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics.

National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Tel: (029) 2039 7951

8. Tredegar House

The Gallery’s collections of paintings, watercolours, decorative ceramics, contemporary prints, and craft incorporate work by a great list of well respected artists. The gallery displays a huge collection of Welsh art that illustrates the changing landscape of South Wales.

John Frost Square
South Wales
NP20 1PA
Tel: (01633) 414701

7. Bay Art

The Bay Art gallery is a relatively new venue that aims to nurture and support contemporary works of art and design in the Cardiff area.

54B/C Bute Street

Cardiff Bay


CF10 5AF

Tel: 02920 650 016

6. Arnolfini Gallery

Hailed as one of the leading sites of contemporary art in Europe, the Arnolfini gallery exhibits not only still works but also dance, ‘live art’ and it has it’s own cinema. Like all the best galleries entry is free.

16 Narrow Quay



Tel: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01

5. North Laine gallery

Quite a small venue it showcases mainly the work of local photographers, and holds the competition for the Brighton and Hove calendar. Another little touch that makes this gallery unique is it’s ‘peoples gallery’, where local people can put up their photos for the competitions, whether they are professional or not.

Kensington Gardens

Brighton BN1 4A

Tel: 01273 628794

4. Oriel Kooywood Gallery

Labeled as “one of Wales’ most prestigious art galleries”, it showcases paintings, sculptures, ceramics and limited edition prints from both established and up and coming Welsh artists.

8 Museum Place


CF10 3BG

Tel: (029) 2023 5093

3. Annely Juda fine art

This gallery is known for cutting-edge modern and abstract installations. Expressionism is frequently showcased, and works are typically from big-name figures like David Hockney and Anthony Caro.

4th Floor

23 Dering Street(off New Bond Street)

LondonW1s 1AW, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 7578

2. Tate Liverpool

One of the four art museums under the ‘Tate’ name, this one is stunning. Operating out of the very heart of Liverpool, the venue has a constantly changing list of exhibits that never cease to inspire me, not to mention the incredible historic location of the Albert Dock. It has been up and running since 1988, and I don’t see it closing anytime soon.

Albert Dock
L3 4BB
Tel:0151 702 7400

1. The Victoria and Albert museum, London

This venue is amazing, it has a seemingly never ending amount of beautiful rooms and halls filled to the brim with incredible pieces of historical artwork. Round every corner and up every tiny staircase leads you to some fascinating little display of handmade beauty. Covering a staggering 5000 years of history this venue holds pieces from all over the world, be it a tapestry from India or an authentic samurai battle dress from Japan. On top of all this history there is a changing list of new exhibits that line the great halls.

V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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