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Opening Hours

11am - 5pm
Tuesday to Saturday
(Closed Sun and Mon)

FREE Admission

Open Bank Holiday Mondays

Note - The gallery is closed for one week prior to each exhibition, please check the exhibition programme for dates.

Royal Cambrian Academy,
Crown Lane,
LL32 8AN

01492 593413
Welcome to the RCA

The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art is a charity whose aim is to create enjoyment of visual art through a lively exhibition and education programme. The RCA is the longest surviving artist-led organisation in Wales with up to 150 Academicians.

Our programme includes an enjoyable mixture of fine art in the classic traditions by artists living and working in Wales. We rely upon sales, donations, members’ subscriptions and grants, plus the generous support of the Friends of the RCA. The Arts Council of Wales and Conwy County Borough and Town Council all support our work in education. We also offer the Arts Council of Wales’ Collectorplan Scheme which provides an interest-free loan to buy art over 10 months.

Nine buttons (Relief print) - Ann Bridges RCA


Exterior photogrpah of the rca gallery - art festival

The Royal Cambrian Academy is a vibrant art gallery which shows up to nine varied exhibitions per year. It has a lively and popular education programme for all ages. The exhibition programme is an exciting mix of the best of contemporary Fine Art in Wales, historical shows and open exhibitions.

Educational Events

Catrin williams talking to school children about her exhibition

We organise a variety of exciting educational activities for all ages from 3 upwards including; Adult Master Classes, Life Drawing sessions, Lectures, Saturday Art Club, Educational visits, Family drop-in sessions and Holiday Art Club. Please contact 01492 593413 or email our Education Officer

Membership Application 2014/15

The Royal Cambrian Academy Membership Application Form and guidelines for 2014/2015 are now available.

Please click here to go to How to become a member where you will be able to download the relevant documents.

Open Exhibition 2015

The Open Exhibition 2015 application forms and guidance notes are available to download here.

Gallery Tours & Talks

Our staff can provide complimentary tours of the gallery and the current exhibition but we would appreciate prior notification for larger group visits. Please contact the gallery for further details.

Please contact the gallery office if you have an enquiry


13th September - 11th October
Jeremy Yates PRCA & Peter Archer RCA

Please click here for details

The gallery is currently closed for hanging this exhibition


The small room at the rear of the Upper Gallery will be used as an artists studio during the month of September as part of the Helfa Gelf Art Trail. A full list of Academician artists who will be using the space will be available on the Helfa Gelf website.
Bydd y stiwdio yn yr Oriel Uchaf yn cael ei throi mewn i stiwdio artist yn ystod mis Medi ar gyfer Helfa Gelf.
Mi fydd rhestr o artistiaid yr Academi fydd yn defnyddio'r gofod ar gael ar wefan Helfa Gelf.

September/Medi 2014

Dr Robert Newell RCA
En Plein Air Landscape Oil Pastel Masterclass 

Friday 19th September

For full details and to book, please click here
Manylion pellach yma

Friends of the RCA

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Friends of The Royal Cambrian Academy

We have a lively and enthusiastic Friends organisation. The Friends help to raise funds for the Exhibition and Education programmes and hold a varied programme of lectures, meetings, parties, visits and painting days. Click here for information about the Friends of the Royal Cambrian Academy

New events now available for March, April, May and June 2014

Royal Cambrian Academy, Crown Lane, Conwy. LL32 8AN. 01492 593413 ©2014 All rights reserved