A STOCKSFIELD artist is opening a new exhibition at the Forum in Hexham.

Surrealist artist Rachel Hope will be displaying a collection of her work at Scott’s Cafe at Hexham’s cinema.

A keen birdwatcher, Rachel’s exhibition, entitled Beaks & Wings & Eggs, invites visitors to peek into the world of birds and minibeasts, depicted in Rachel’s own wonderfully weird style.

It’s a momentous occasion for Rachel, as finding a home for her unusual art in rural Northumberland hasn’t always been easy.

The exhibition begins this weekend on May 4, and runs until May 23.