Established in December 2018, RUG is an artist led initiative with the aim of showing museum quality work by emerging and established artists in Cardiff city centre, with a focus on painting, drawing and printmaking.
Hours: Open daily 12:00 - 6:00pm during exhibitions.
Address: Unit 16, Ground Floor
Director: John Abell (Instagram
Associate Director: James Moore (Instagram
Why are we called RUG?
RUG was named during the early days of gallery installation.
John Abell's watercolours were displayed in the window as the
gallery was constructed. Our first punter threw the doors open
excitedly to ask how much we’d sell one of the rugs for, pointing
to a brightly painted watercolour. On learning that they were
paintings and not rugs, the visitor left, saying 'Shame, I'd have
given you 20 pound for one of those rugs'. Also, having previously
been a rugby store, RUG was christened on the spot.