COOPER Gallery’s latest exhibition celebrates the town’s future artists.

Barnsley Museums, working in collaboration with Barnsley’s Cultural Education Partnership, launched the art competition for schools 2023 to coincide with the Light and Soul exhibition.

It aimed to encourage children aged four to 18 to use the themes from the exhibition of nature and the landscape to create their own artwork.

More than 170 people entered the competition, and 15 winners have been chosen.

The artwork is available to see at the gallery or online.

Coun Robert Frost, cabinet spokesperson for environment and highways, said: “We have an abundance of artists’ talent in Barnsley, and it’s important that it is nurtured and encouraged.

“We were blown away by the level of talent from the entries and are proud to be able to display them in the gallery as part of the exhibition.

“The children were delighted to see their artwork included and we hope it inspires them to continue expressing their creativity in the future.”