ARTISTS selected from Wiltshire are beginning to produce work in celebration of the county's heritage views and landscape.

Organised by Gingko Projects, Frames of Reference is designed to encourage the Amesbury community to engage more with scenery close to home, while continuing to build a relationship with the King's Gate development.

James Aldridge, Alex Hoare, Francesca McLean, Linn O’Carroll, Jo Taylor and Josephine Corcoran are the six local artists who have been selected to provide artwork and have been awarded £2,000 each from Bloor Homes Southern to aid their creative needs.

The bursary will be used to fund materials, research and teaching of new skills.

Associate director at Ginkgo Projects, Sophie Scott said the consultancy business is "delighted" to work with "such a varied and exciting range of artists", adding: "It is a fantastic opportunity to support the development of their practice and to contribute to the vibrant arts and cultural scene in Wiltshire.”

The collective work will be released in Amesbury in spring 2019.

Luke Southgate from Bloor Homes Southern is "proud" to be involved with bursary provision, adding: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Gingko to deliver this exciting public art programme celebrating the beautiful and historic landscape around Amesbury and the surrounding area.

“As a developer, we are committed to building not just homes but communities, so we are keen to support projects such as this which aim to create a stronger sense of cohesion between our developments and the existing communities nearby."