THE historic Hexham Abbey will be awash with colour as part of a returning art exhibition.

Artists in the Abbey, which will showcase the varied work of local artists, will open on Monday and will run for the following two weeks until July 19.

Woven textile artist Jill Dexter, painter Claire Myers, printmaker Lindsey Cooper, landscape photographer David Taylor, and Tania Taylor, who crafts hand-stitched journals and notebooks, will again take part in the exhibition, which is now in its fifth consecutive year.

Along with displays of the artists’ work, visitors will also be able to chat with the artists and witness demonstrations of some of their techniques as they create new pieces.

The artists will be in attendance every day between 10am and 4pm during the exhibition.

For further information, contact Jill Dexter on jilldexter@talktalk.net.