VOGA was started in March1997 by five professional artists, living in Barry, with the aim of promoting:
- The work of artists living and/or working in the Vale of Glamorgan.
- Exhibitions, open studios and learning opportunities.
- Greater awareness of the visual arts through increased contacts between artists, their work and the general public.
VOGA membership is restricted to those who live and/or work in the Vale of Glamorgan. Membership is granted through a majority vote on the standard of work submitted by a prospective new member.
The current membership includes painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, artists working in 3D and computer graphics.