A GROUP of artists will exhibit work celebrating life on the Jurassic coast.

Treasure Planet – a Celebration of Life on the Jurassic Coast can be seen at the Allsop Gallery in Bridport Arts Centre until March 21.

It is being held by Artwey, South Dorset’s visual arts community collective. Artists hope that this exhibition will offer visitors a vibrant reminder of the beauty in our local landscapes, especially in winter.

In December last year, the group launched an ‘open call’ to its 80 members to create work which has been inspired by the places, people, colours and textures of our Jurassic coastline. This has resulted in a body of work full of love for the Dorset coastline.

The artwork varies from 2D paintings in acrylic, oils, encaustic wax and watercolour, to prints and drawings, textile art, mixed-media, ceramics, glass, jewellery, stone and wood.

Lyn Kirkland, Artwey director and project manager for the exhibition, said: “The opportunity to exhibit in such a prestigious gallery space has caught the imagination of our members. We have seen submissions in all mediums and styles, and the level has been very high, making the job of the selection Jury very difficult indeed.”

All the work on show will be for sale, and there will also be a complementary range of greetings cards, prints and books available to purchase.

*The exhibition opens finishes on Saturday, March 21. Opening hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. This exhibition will be stewarded by the artists, so visitors are encouraged to take the opportunity to have a chat about the work See artwey.co.uk for more information.