THE launch of a new exhibition will mark the reopening of Salisbury Arts Centre.

The annual Summer Open Exhibition launches on Tuesday (August 25) and features 83 pieces by 69 artists.

It celebrates artists from Wiltshire and surrounding counties at any stage of their career. Work on display includes painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, textiles, collage and mixed media.

All artwork is available to purchase and the exhibition runs until October 10.

Wiltshire Creative's resident artist and exhibition curator Mirka Golden-Hann said: “Nothing gives me a greater sense of fulfilment after so many months of lockdown and working from home than to be involved in the installation of an actual exhibition.

"Artists and arts organisations have suffered a massive knock back due to the Covid crisis. So, if you fall in love with a piece in our exhibition, make it yours. By purchasing a work of art you are endorsing the artists’ practice and also supporting us to continue with our artistic programme, and your custom now will be appreciated more than ever before.”

As part of the exhibition there are two prizes. The Memory Fine Art Prize will be a public vote announced at the end of the exhibition, with the winner receiving £200 and the opportunity to exhibit at Memory Fine Art Gallery in Salisbury. The Noble Arts Prize will be for a young artist aged 25 or under. The winner will be selected by Sharon Noble and announced shortly.

Salisbury Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to3pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. For more visit