REDDITCH art fans can look forward to the return of the Pop-Up Gallery at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre this July.

Due to lockdown restrictions, the usual May and November pop-up galleries had to be cancelled last year.

Although many regular exhibitors continued to be creative during the pandemic, opportunities to exhibit their work were very limited.

Opening on Thursday, July 1 and running for 10 days, the new gallery features 40 local artists who will be exhibiting over 500 individual works of art, including paintings, ceramics, textile work, photography and other media.

All the work is for sale, and can be taken away on the day of purchase.

The exhibition, which is organised by the artists themselves, will be in Unit 24, Walford Walk, opposite Clinton’s Cards.

As a taster, the windows of this unit currently feature a display of work from some of the participating artists.

Philip Roberts, one of the trustees of arts in Redditch, said: “We are really excited by the prospect of resuming our pop-up galleries, which we have run twice a year since 2014.

"As well as many of our regular exhibitors, we are delighted to welcome some new participants, who are looking forward to exhibiting with us for the first time.

"Once again, we are indebted to the management team and staff of the Kingfisher Centre, without whom these events would not be possible.”