LOCAL artwork will be on display in Dursley Tabernacle this week in an exhibition designed to help people see Easter through a different perspective.

The free exhibition, Transformation, is the work of local artists Phil Summers, minister at Dursley Methodist Church and member of Dursley Tab, Ron Swanwick.

The acrylic and oil paintings are in a range of styles but have been drawn together to provide a fresh look at the Easter celebration and its messages of pain and hope.

Some include lines of scripture and will be hung in such a way that people can sit in front of them and meditate on the text, art and the story of Easter.

The exhibition will be open from 10am-4pm on Thursday and Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturday.

Minister of Dursley Tabernacle the Revd Simon Helme said: “It’s easy to go through the motions with holidays and festivals but our hope is that Transformation will give people the opportunity to step back for and reflect on some of Easter’s themes of love and loss and new life."

“We are fortunate to have such talented artists in our midst. There is a range of work - some abstract, others more clearly based on scripture.

“Our hope is that people will enjoy the paintings and go away touched and inspired through the medium of art.

“It’s absolutely free and promises to be a real treat.”