Oriel y Bont art gallery was created in 1983 to provide a unique educational and cultural resource, and a strong sense of contemporary and historical place and identity.
The University of South Wales’s Art Collection has fully accredited Museum Status and consists of a variety of types of artwork produced since 1910, plus related archive material. The Collection focuses upon the visual culture of south Wales mainly since 1939.
The exhibition spaces are located within Tŷ Crawshay, a listed building dating to the mid nineteenth century, originally owned and occupied by the wealthy industrialist William Crawshay II (1788-1867).
Oriel y Bont presents a rolling programme of stimulating, educational exhibitions based on the University Art Collection and visiting works by artists who are or have been engaged with the visual culture of modern and contemporary south Wales.