Talented Bury artists are celebrating after being honoured with awards at an annual exhibition.

Bury Arts Society members picked up accolades for their impressive work at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre on Moss Street on Saturday.

The prizes were handed out at the society's annual exhibition, which was opened by Bury mayor, Cllr Shaheena Haroon.

The following awards were presented by the mayor:

• Millennium Award – Peter Jones for ‘Black Cat’

• Tommy Valentine Landscape Award – Rita Jordan for ‘Path by the River‘

• David Swithenbank Award – Anne Sugden for ‘Venezuela from Space’

• Mary Edyvean Award – Judith Church for ‘Honeysuckle’

• Life Image Award – Gill Pollitt for ‘Raven’

This year, a new award was made called the Derek W White Prize for Contemporary Art.

It was created in memory of the society’s late well-respected and much-admired member, Derek White.

Derek was an excellent artist as well as serving as both vice chairman and programme secretary on the committee.

The society was delighted that Derek’s wife, Vicki, was able to present trophy, which she had donated.

The winner was Shyamal Sarkar for her work, titled ‘Crazy Monster’.

The exhibition showcases a wide range of artistic talent in Bury and will run until Saturday, October 1.

During the exhibition members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite painting which will then be awarded the ‘Mary Shaw People’s Prize’.

The society has praised the museum, curator Lee Crocker along with artists Gemma Parker and Charmaine Turner, who selected the works for display and the awards.

The organisation meets on Monday evenings at Blackburne Hall near Bury Parish Church and always welcomes new members.