A SELECTION of local lockdown art is to be exhibited at Clitheroe’s Platform Gallery.

Painters, poets, printers and photographers were set nine themes by Ribble Valley Council’s arts development team at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 140 pieces from the project, called Isolation Art, were posted on the borough’s arts development Facebook page and are now to be exhibited throughout August at the gallery in Station Road.

Katherine Rodgers, the council’s arts development officer, said: “We wanted to shine a light on the fabulous artistic talent in our borough during lockdown, as well as encourage beginners to try their hand at something new.

“We received over 140 submissions, including paintings, photography, poetry and print, and were astounded by the quality, depth and breadth of work.

“Now residents can see how creativity has united people and supported their mental health during the difficult recent months.”