The Elmbridge Moving Art exhibition will be going on display in July.

Launched in spring, it is hoped the initiative will showcase the wealth of artistic talent in the borough.

Submissions were invited from artists aged over 15 with local connections, and 49 entries were selected.

Their work will be displayed at the Robert Phillips Gallery at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton from July 19 to August 13, and then it will appear at other venues across Elmbridge.

Councillor Janet Turner, portfolio holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “The number of submissions we received exceeded all expectations.

“This is a truly wonderful result for the first year and we are delighted to have the chance to support local artists showcasing such a wonderful range of artworks.”

The project began after a public consultation about arts initiatives in the borough, in which residents indicated they wanted more opportunities to visit galleries showing work from local artists.

Emily Boulting, director of the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre said: “Pieces cover various genres and use a wide range of media, such as oil, acrylics, watercolour, pencil sketching, embroidery, photography, fabrics, mixed media, pen, ink, linocut print and porcelain.

“The quality of the work is truly outstanding. Some works were created using innovative materials but they all have a distinctive style. Others include popular landmarks and landscapes across Elmbridge.

“We hope many visitors will come to the gallery this summer so that they can appreciate the breadth of local talent in their neighbourhood. They will be in for a real treat.”