An art fair at Brancepeth Castle will focus on works from 35 local artists when it takes place later this month.

Returning for its second year, the North East Art Weekend will include work from artists including Rasa Zilinskaite, printmaker John Grey, and Willa Storey from Hexham.

Taking place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday September 28-29 2019, the North East Art Weekend will feature works from 35 North East artists in a variety of genres and mediums including paintings, drawings, photography, digital art and sculpture.

Organisers say the price range of the art available at the North East Art Weekend starts at £20. There will also be a lot of originals will be available for under £200. Prices for the top end works will go into the thousands of pounds.

Lynn Cotton from the North East Art Weekend said: "Our aim is to provide a wonderful show in this Norman castle - a private house -  and to promote the artists.

"We are giving the artists the opportunity to exhibit in this grand space with no up-front costs to them at all, unlike other large art shows and exhibitions. There is every genre of art from nostalgic and pastoral fine art, to abstract art and collage art.

"There will be less well-known artists and new artists, many of whom have their art accepted in galleries already, as well as established artists. We also have some very talented amateur artists."

Brancepeth art exhibition organiser Luke Winterburn with Rev Alison Hobbs from Brancepeth Castle

The North East Art Weekend is the creation of Luke Winterburn from Brancepeth village, who is working in partnership with Brancepeth Castle to create the show.

Among the artists exhibiting at the North East Art Weekend will be Rasa Zilinskaite, who trained at the Vilnius Art Academy in Lithuania, becoming well known for her luminous Tyneside landscapes; printmaker John Grey, who works in the North East and produces architectural prints; and Willa Storey from Hexham, who makes sculpture and art in glass.

The Brancepeth Castle North East Art Weekend starts at 10am each day and runs until 6pm. Entry costs £2 for adults and £1 for children under 13, and includes a catalogue of exhibitors. There is free parking at Brancepeth Castle, and disabled access.