FLAX returns to Ramsden Gallery for a follow up on the group’s well received 2018 exhibition.

Barrow’s Rich Tapestry is the first art show of the year staged by the Duke Street venue, and members of the group - formerly known as Trident Textiles - have extended their creative range to include some superb mixed media.

Since the name change members of the impressive Furness and south Cumbria mixed media group have established themselves with exhibitions across the region.

The eight talented and highly regarded members - Christine Macadie, Helen McKenna, Barbara Wright, Caroline King, Steph Conway, Kate Tame, Fiona Perez and Sheila Allan - include painters, a writer, a poet, a batik artist, and textile and fibre artists, with bags of experience between them.

Previous exhibitions by the group have been held at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake, Brantwood at Coniston, Sedbergh’s Farfield Mill, the Brewery Arts Centre at Kendal, Florence Art Centre at Egremont, and Salmesbury Hall, near Preston.

Ramsden Gallery is located within Home Images, which opened on Barrow’s Duke Street in 1996 and specialises in high quality picture framing with fine art scanning and printing.

The gallery opened within its creative walls in June 2017. Its inaugural show was from talented local artist Lee Payne and during the past year or so Steve Cook - who who drives the gallery’s exhibition programme - has staged a number of successful solo and collective exhibitions. Steve, a painter himself, is keen to encourage more artists to showcase their work at Ramsden as well as exhibit work created in schools.

Barrow’s Rich Tapestry runs until June 1. Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Telephone 01229-433500.