Current exhibition graphic

Opening Hours

The gallery is open from 11am to 5pm,
Tuesday to Saturday
(Closed Sundays and Mondays)

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

Please contact the gallery on 01492 593413
or by emailing 
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.


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

NEW 2015 dates

Life Drawing Sessions - 2015
Dosbarthiadau lluniadu byw - 2015

New dates now available /Dyddiadau newydd ar gael  
For full details please click here / manylion pellach yma

Saturday Art Club - Spring 2015
Clwb Celf Dydd Sadwrn - Gwanwyn 2015

New Spring dates available now

For full details please click here / manylion pellach yma

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


4th April - 9th May 2015

'Remembering Pat'- a retrospective of the popular painter and print maker Pat Clarke RCA, in conjunction with Daisy Wyn Griffith RCA, Joy Ravenscroft RCA and a selection of work by the late Roy Ostle. 

Please click here for details

Masterclasses 2015

Details of the next series of Masterclasses will be available soon


Celf Cymru Ifanc
Young Wales Art 2015

16th May – 13th June

Please download application and rules and guidelines. These are available below in .pdf and .docx format

PLEASE NOTE - Extended deadline
NEW submission days, Saturday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May

Friends of the RCA
NEW Spring events 2015

Please click here for details

Friends AGM Wednesday, April 29th, 7.30pm at the RCA Gallery, Crown Lane, Conwy.

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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