The Gallery

Canfas is a destination for customers looking for original contemporary art in Wales.

We have 4 gallery spaces with a regularly changing display of new paintings, sculptures, ceramics and limited edition prints and commissions, by some of the very best Welsh contemporary artists.

Kevin Sinnott, Pine FerodaElizabeth Haines,  are just some of the renowned artists and makers currently showing their work at Canfas.


We hope you enjoy browsing through our website and look forward to welcoming you to our coastal gallery in West Wales.

The gallery is owned by PARart and curated by artist and illustrator Anne Cakebread. Anne’s studio at Canfas is available to visit throughout the year.


Collectorplan is an interest-free* loan administered by the Arts Council of Wales to help you buy contemporary art and crafts in Wales. We offer loans from £50 to £5,000 to people who wish to buy a single piece of art or multiple artworks by living artists in Wales.

Opening Times

Summer Opening: Mon to Sat 10:30am to 4:00pm.

Winter Opening: Mon to Sat 10:30am to 4:00pm.
If you would like to visit Canfas outside of these times, please get in touch and we will try to accommodate you. If you are coming to see the work of a particular artist or maker featured on this website it’s always worth contacting us first to check what we have available.


We offer gift cards for an amount of your choice to be redeemed against any item on sale at Canfas.


For a special present we offer a savings account, that friends and family can pay into in order to buy a work of your choice in the future.


Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash


We offer a free wedding account service for those who would like their guests to contribute to a special purchase or purchases from Canfas.

The Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod is the annual Welsh language cultural and arts festival in Wales. The first ever Eisteddfod was created by Lord Rhys ap Gruffydd in 1176  and held in Cardigan Castle.
As part of the Eisteddfod’s ‘Y Lle Celf’ Exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary Welsh painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics.

The Eisteddfod also offers an annual visual arts prize, the Gold Medal for Fine Art, Canfas

About Canfas

New Manchester House was built as a drapers warehouse and house on a former pig market and fair site, in 1885 by John James and designed by architect George Morgan of Carmarthen. Named after the main source of the fabric from the mills in and around the ‘Cottonopolis’ of Manchester, the draper’s traded until 1925 after which it has been a restaurant, a gallery, hairdressers, numerous shops and the Council chambers.

For more information on the unique history of the building go to:

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Join our mailing list so that we can keep you up to date with events at Canfas. You can become a Canfas Friend entitling you to all the printed information about our exhibitions, invitations to exclusive Friend’s events, discounts and other benefits including 8 – 10 artist talks per year and 10% discount on art supplies from ‘Y Wiber’ Art Shop in Newcastle Emlyn. We hope you enjoy browsing through our website and look forward to welcoming you to our coastal gallery in West Wales.