An exhibition which celebrates the history, people and places of Richmond upon Thames has opened.

The ‘Richmond: People and Places’ exhibition will showcase the area through portraits and landscapes at Orleans House Gallery until August 19.

Councillor John Coombs, cabinet member for arts, culture and sport said: “There will be more than fifty contemporary works on display by local and national artists and in a variety of media forms.

“The exhibition links in with the Study Gallery’s display of the boroughs art collection works and pays homage to the rich heritage of our borough as well as life in the borough today.”

Featuring established artists such as Cathy Cooper, Jill Story and Nicky Brown, there is also a chance to support emerging talent.

Ten-year-old Anushka Bate, who shows great style and talent will also be showcasing her work.

Attendees are encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork upon visiting the gallery.

Each week, the work with the most votes will be featured on the Gallery’s Facebook page.