AN ART gallery will be opening at the site of a former tourism hub in Llandudno town centre.

Ffin y Parc Gallery, which is currently based at Betws Road, Llanrwst, will be making the move to Trinity Square, with an opening slated for St David’s Day, March 1, 2024.

The gallery is owned by Ralph Sanders and Roland Powell, who established it in 2010 and have overseen its transformation into the biggest commercial art gallery in Wales.

North Wales Pioneer: The site is currently being renovated.The site is currently being renovated. (Image: Ffin y Parc Gallery)

The new Ffin y Parc will showcase the best of Welsh art, and will present the work of up to 40 artists, all Wales-based or Welsh-influenced, with a “mixed collection” of up-and-coming artists and more established ones.

“During lockdown we had a think about what we want for the future, and I wanted to develop the art side more,” Mr Sanders told the Pioneer.

“I wanted to focus more on the art, no so much the café and the gardens - my partner Roland was running the food side and did not want to be involved with that side anymore.”

North Wales Pioneer: Gallery manager Craig Barry and owners Roland Powell and Ralph Sanders.Gallery manager Craig Barry and owners Roland Powell and Ralph Sanders. (Image: Ffin y Parc Gallery)

Their current exhibition at the Llanrwst gallery finishes on December 22, after which the site will close.

The Llandudno gallery will be made up of three floors, with Denbigh artist Sarah Carvell set to become the gallery’s first major solo exhibition.

Ffin y Parc will also host an exhibition of the work of Kevin Sinnott, one of Wales’ greatest artists, in April, which Ralph said is “one of the highlights” next year.

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He added: “It’s my love and passion, I’m really excited to be in the town, and quite nervous because we are so comfortable here.

“A lot of our clients and artists are excited to get going and we’ve got a great programme for next year.”

Gallery manager Craig Barry will be making the move with them, while co-owner Roland, a jazz singer, also hopes to open a jazz bar in the Llandudno area – but they wish to get settled first.