Regional delicacies on show

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Smorgasborders may sound like a green-coloured extra-terrestrial from a comic, but it is in fact the name of a new exhibition in Peebles displaying a mix of contemporary artworks produced in the Borders.

Several forms of art – including paintings, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture – will highlight the abundance of local talent.

Sam Wade's work feature in the Tweeddale Museum exhibition

Sam Wade's work feature in the Tweeddale Museum exhibition

The styles contrast from the quirky ceramic folk art of Helen Kemp, based in Morebattle, to the large scale vividly painted Border landscapes of Andrew Walker of Smailholm.

Other exhibits include Selkirk artist John Nelson’s atmospheric painting of the Hebridean islands and jewel-coloured abstract panels by Lanton’s Anthony Cawthorne.

There are the highly textured paintings of birds and butterflies by Vivien Alexander and clocks and kinetic sculptures by Sam Wade, both of whom live in the Yarrow Valley.

Ceramic jewellery by Morebattle’s Lindsay Grime, landscape and seascape paintings by mother and son Lynn and Kerr Rodgie of St Boswells and a collection of ceramic pots and vases skilfully hand-built by Rob Sutherland in his Selkirk studio complete the show.

Smorgaborders is free and runs until Saturday, August 20 in the Tweeddale Museum. Phone 01721 720123 for more information.