A FASCINATING exhibition showcasing stitched artwork is currently on show in Old Gala House.

Live Borders Museums and Galleries have teamed up with AccessArt, a UK education charity which supports and inspires teaching and learning in the visual arts, to showcase the craftwork which explores the universal sanctity of home.

The AccessArt Village project invited individuals of all ages and abilities to contribute a sewn drawing of their home towards a collaborative artwork.

Over 700 stitched pieces were received and then transformed by the AccessArt team into a co-created art installation.

The installation of 3D models juxtaposes work by children as well as accomplished pieces by older generations.

Whilst highlighting the character and individuality of each piece, the project celebrates the diversity of the AccessArt audience.

A spokesperson told us: “Each stitched drawing is as individual as its maker and the variety in colour, scale and technique creates a fascinating and impressive artwork.”

The exhibition has already toured across the UK, being staged at five different venues, before arriving in Galashiels.

Inspire Notts hosted the exhibition at Mansfield Library.

A spokesperson said: “We love the Village Exhibition, Inspire are very proud to host it for AccessArt – the word of the day to sum up the exhibition was definitely magical.”

The exhibition at Old Gala House will run until Wednesday, October 31.

Find out more at www.accessart.org.uk/the-accessart-village-on-tour-the-old-gala-house-galashiels/