AN ANNUAL celebration of the borough's artistic talent is back at Bury Art Museum.

The Bury Art Society exhibition was opened on August 3 by the Mayor of Bury, Councillor Trevor Holt, at a ceremony attended by Art Society members and the public.

A selection of works by members are currently on display and a number of awards were award by the mayor.

These were:

- Millennium Award – Gill Pilkington for ‘Calm After the Storm’

- David Swithenbank Award – Gary Stockport for ‘Cheetah’s in the Shade’

- Tommy Valentine Landscape Award – Graham Lomas for ‘The Old Pheasantry‘

- Mary Edyvean Award – Gillian Holt for ‘Daffodils’

- Life Image Award – Maureen McCance for ‘Summer Cool’

'Lily Pods, Tottington’ by Alison Adams and‘Medlock Spring’ by Phil Raynes were highly commended.

And ‘City Lights’ by Wright Platt,‘Manchester Christmas Market’ by Ranjana and ‘Kohlrabi for Sale, Valletta’ by Judith Turner were commended.

During the exhibition visitors are invited to vote for their favourite painting which will then be awarded the Mary Shaw People's Prize.

The exhibition runs until September 28.