DURING its tenth anniversary, Art Central Gallery is celebrating with an exhibition featuring more than 200 diverse works of art from more than 90 local, national and international artists.

Open Exhibition 10 is currently displaying a range of original works featuring contemporary design, graphics, sculpture, photography, digital performance pieces and more.

The gallery originally opened on the November 6, 2006, with an inaugural display of work by 20 Vale of Glamorgan artists.

Cllr Lis Burnett, deputy leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, was one of the guests of honour for the exhibition’s anniversary celebration.

“We have been fortunate enough to enjoy a huge variety of excellent exhibitions at Art Central Gallery over the last 10 years. This exhibition will celebrate the council’s longstanding dedication to arts and culture today and in years to come,” she said.

Professor Tony Curtis read poetry from his newly published 2016 collection, Poems New and Selected: From the Fortunate Isles, as part of the festivities.

During launch night, which fell on Bonfire night, guests and artists took part in a live art moment by writing the number 10 in the air with sparklers.

The gallery, part of Barry County Library and Town Hall complex, will also mark the upcoming 110th anniversary of the Town Hall building and tenth anniversary of Barry County Library in January 2017.

The current celebratory exhibition is open to the public from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3.30pm on Saturdays.

Work will remain on show until Saturday, January 14, 2017, and is free.

The gallery will be closed on public holidays over Christmas.

For more information, please visit valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/enjoying/arts_and_culture/Art-Central-Gallery.aspx