CARERS from across Bury have channelled their inner Monet, Turner and Hopper to produce a delightful collection of stunning art works.

From charming landscapes to captivating nature, still life and sketches, the collection of handiworks styled by the members of Bury Carers Art Group have now gone on display as in an extensive exhibition and art sale.

The event comes following a turbulent period for the group which has lost its original home and is now looking for another location to host is popular meet-up and art sessions.

The group ­— which is made up of people who look after and care for loved ones that the state cannot, or will not ­— came together at the Victoria Buildings on Silver Street, which at the time was the home of Bury Carers’ Advice Centre.

A number of days trips, activities sessions and group events were hosted by the centre and management team including a popular weekly art class.

However closure of the Victoria Buildings forced the Bury Carers’ Advice Centre to relocate to the Fusilier Museum whereupon the activity groups were stopped or suspended.

Unwilling to see the demise of their beloved art group the carers have moved between a number of temporary bases, but they are now looking for a more permanent home.

At the same time art group member Tony Todd has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to not only find a new location hut also set up a small exhibition for their work.

His efforts paid dividends when The Mill Gate Shopping Centre offered them a vacant shop unti free of charge and Bury Masonic Halls paid for the required public liability insurance.

The exhibition is open at The Mill Gate Shopping Centre, next to Specsavers, from 10am to 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until October 12.

A percentage of any sale of the artworks will go back into supporting the group’s continuation and towards a donation to charity.

At the end of the exhibition the group is hoping to take up temporary residence at Killelea House in Brandlesholme Road

Art group member John Wilding said: “We are in urgent need of a permanent home for our little art class. On average there are eight to 10 of us each week. We would need the use of tables and chairs to be provided but most of all we need a permanent storage area or room as although we provide our own materials, we have art supplies for new starters to use along with display boards used for the exhibitions.”

Anyone with a space available for the art group, preferably between 10am and 1pm on Mondays, with adequate storage space, is asked to call Mr Wilding on 07802588816 or Mr Todd 07754618037.