ARTISTS showcasing their work at Huddersfield Art Gallery have secured commissions and promoted the region’s artistic talent.

The six week showcase exhibition at the town’s gallery comes to an end tomorrow.

It started last December in conjunction with the Festival of Lights with more than 50 artists displaying and selling their work at a weekend Art Market.

A number of them remained to form the Showcase Exhibition which featured an array of artistic talent.

Co-organiser Victoria Robinson said: “This has been a fantastic experience. The Art Market artists have had some good sales.

“Thank you for all your support in making this a success – we look forward to creating this again.”

As well as the exhibits the artists themselves have held talks about their work.

Among those exhibiting and talking about their work was Priscilla Jones, who said: “I was pleased to discover many people had travelled from all over to attend and many stayed afterwards to chat and ask further questions.

“Students had also been sent there by tutors to listen to the talk. It’s great to know The Art Market is reaching such a wide audience.”

Holmfirth artist Emily Stubbs added: “Doing an artist’s talk in my home town was really great. I had fantastic feedback.”

Textile and digital artist Clare Lane added: “As much of my work is site specific, my local audience also gave lots of tips on local places of dilapidated interest to visit.”

Some art lovers travelled from throughout the north west to see the exhibition.

Dionne Swift added: “The life of an artist can be very isolated and support of this nature makes it all seem worthwhile.’’

The Art Market team is Brendan Hesmondhalgh, Victoria Robinson and Emily Stubbs.

Artists wanting to be part of the next Art Markets should visit