About Us

CENTRALA1 (1), where community meets the arts.




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Centrala is a multifunctional art space in Birmingham run by the Polish Expats Association, a non-profit organisation presenting art from Central and Eastern Europe and the UK.  It consists of an art gallery, training centre and artistic café. The aim of the gallery is to create an inspirational place and platform for building social ties. The innovative programme includes socially-engaged contemporary art from Central and Eastern Europe as well as artists interested in the region’s culture, history and socio-political situation.



Centrala Café

In our café we have space for temporary 3-4 week exhibitions. Interested? Contact us at info@polishexpats.org.uk or here.

Gallery & Cafe Opening Times:

Mon-Fri 11am-6pm

Sat 1pm-6pm


Centrala Shop

If you are a local artist, why not approach us with your handicraft?

As a non-profit organisation, we support local Polish and other Eastern European minority artists.

Send us an email at info@polishexpats.org.uk or drop by in person! Contact details here.