View current exhibition online graphic

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.

Cwm Benglog in the winter
Cwm Benglog in the winter - David Woodford 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

NEW Spring 2014 dates

Life Drawing Sessions - Spring 2014
Dosbarthiadau lluniadu byw - Gwanwyn 2014

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

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

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.

Click here for information about Talks at the Gallery in 2013

Digital Art Open Exhibition 2014

Exhibition poster, rules and downloadable application form available below

Digital Art Open Exhibition Application form


Ian Phillips RCA and Affordable Art Fair
12 April at 14:30pm

Please note - The gallery is closed 7 - 11th April for re-hanging

NEW Masterclasses

MAY/MAI 2014

Ian Phillips Masterclass/ Dosbarth Meistr Ian Phillips

Linocut Printmaking Workshop/ Gweithdy Argraffu Torlun Leino

Friday 9th May (10am -4pm) / Dydd Gwener 9th Mai (10 y bore - 4 y prynhawn)

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

Membership Application

The Royal Cambrian Academy membership application forms for 2014/2015 will be available shortly.

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

Open Exhibition 2014

The Open Exhibition application forms and guidance notes 2014 will be available online shortly.

 Follow the RCA on Facebook


Contact the RCA: Tel/Fax +44 (0)1492 593413 | Hosting WiSS Ltd | Copyright © 2012