AN exhibit at Hawick Museum is showcasing the work of three local artists who were inspired by artefacts held by the museum.

With the rural Borders at the heart of this exhibit, Liz Douglas, Felicity Bristow, and Jenny Pope each created their interpretations of various items in the museum's collection.

Liz Douglas's contribution was inspired by a shepherd's lantern from the 18th century from the Live Borders archive and her wider work has been influenced by the 'thirteen drifty days' of 1674.

Jenny Pope's work is more sculptural, using materials such as porcelain, felt, and paper and testing their usage limits.

She was inspired by the Poachers Riddle from the museum's Domestic Room to create tools with new functions.

Her portrayal of items which appear weathered "to suggest the uncertainty and changes we all face as human beings".

Fellow sculptor, Felicity Bristow, was also inspired by items found in the Domestic Room, with her work looking to create pauses which calm the body and mind after being physically and mentally ‘flooded’ by natural, physical and emotional external sources.

Richard White, Assistant Curator at Hawick Museum, said: "We are delighted to have these artists exhibiting in our newly refurbished Scott Gallery.

"This is an interesting exhibition which is sure to make people think.

"As a charity, Live Borders aims to make people healthier, happier and stronger and visiting this exhibition should certainly help make people happier."

Tools for Survival: A Conversation Between Three Artists runs until 1 March 2020 in the Scott Gallery at Hawick Museum. Opening times: Monday to Friday 12:00 to 15:00, Sunday 13:00 to 15:00. Closed Saturdays.

Admission is free and donations are welcome.