Syrian and Ukrainian women in North Ayrshire have contributed their work to a “therapeutic” art exhibition in West Kilbride.

Displayed at The Barony Centre, the exhibition will run until Saturday November 12 and features photography, prints, and sculptures.

Work from local artists including Lucy Russell, Archie Nelson, and Karen Brown will also be features in the display.

Artist Lucy Russell said: “The Syrian and Ukrainian women’s work is therapeutic, and it is about whatever they want to make.

“Most of the work is etchings and photographs, and the exhibition is an opportunity for the women to put their work alongside other artists.

“It helps to break down barriers and is great for the women.

“We have had a lot of sales and the prices are affordable, which people like. Most of the women have sold a print and they are really pleased.”

Vertex Visions partnered with North Ayrshire Council to deliver workshops throughout the year, resulting in the work displayed in the exhibition.

A volunteer run organisation, Vertex Visions aims to strengthen community engagement and promote cultural activity whilst breaking down cultural and language barriers.

The group arrange and promote arts events, talks, exhibitions, and workshops with support from the council and other organisations.

North Coast Councillor Alan Hill, Cabinet Member for Islands and Communities, said: “It’s fabulous to see events like this happening in our communities.

“They bring people together, break down barriers and really help showcase artists’ work.

“It is great that the Syrian and Ukrainian women are displaying their art and I would encourage as many people as possible to head along to the exhibition.”