Around 20 pieces of art from the Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales collection will be on show at y Gaer from 9 July to 30 October.

Celf ar y Cyd on tour follows an Instagram vote held during the Covid 19 pandemic. While National Museum Cardiff’s galleries were closed in 2020, curators from Amgueddfa Cymru selected 100 artworks and shared them digitally via the @celfarycyd Instagram.

The public were then asked to vote for their favourite artworks from the collection using the ‘like’ button. This helped produce a shortlist of their Top 30 artworks culminating in the exhibition which is touring to galleries across Wales.

From historic to the most recent contemporary art, ceramics and photography, the selection reflects the rich diversity and experience of life in Wales. Artists include Thomas Jones, Betty Woodman, Adam Buick, David Hurn, Laura Ford, Elizabeth Fritsch and many more.

Celf ar y Cyd is a group of four projects which were developed to share the visual arts across Wales at a time when museums and galleries were closed to the public. Funded by the Welsh Government, the project is a partnership between Amgueddfa Cymru and Arts Council for Wales. As well as Celf ar y Cyd on Tour, the projects also include Art in Hospitals, the digital arts magazine Cynfas and series of commissions which asked Wales based artists to use the museum’s collection to inspire new work.

This listing is managed by the museum. Art Fund is not responsible for third party content.

y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library

y Gaer, Glamorgan Street, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7DW

01874 623346


Opening times

Open to the Public 5 days a week.

Tuesday 10-4

Thursday to Sunday 10-4

Closed Monday & Wednesday

There is a one way system in place.

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry

Ready to discover more? Choose your pass

Exhibitions nearby

Back to top