Ayr Sketch Club have opened their latest “landmark” exhibition as they launch the first Irvine display in their 122-year history.

Work from artists such as Sandra Ratcliffe, Colin MacKay, Paul A. Trainor, Jean Berry, and Audrey Kaufman is now on show at the Harbour Arts Centre until April 29.

The club's members are a staple of the Ayrshire art scene and will be showcasing a variety of work from oil paintings and watercolours to acrylic work and beyond.

Ayr Sketch Club’s Lucy MacDonald said: “Brimming with artistic talent, our 122nd annual exhibition recently toured Ayr’s MacLaurin Gallery and we are excited to now bring our showcase to the HAC - North Ayrshire’s Arts and Culture Hub – for the very first time!

“We are really looking forward to making our mark here throughout April and bring a splash of colour and creativity to Ayrshire’s local culture and tourism calendar.

“Even if you are popping into the cafe next door and are only planning on having a quick look, the quality and talent of our featured artist’s promises to mesmerise visitors.”

Ayr Sketch Club was founded in 1901 and for over a century has inspired artists to pursue the arts and experiment with their work.

The club features professional and amateur painters and currently has around 73 members.

Councillor Alan Hill, cabinet member for communities and islands at North Ayrshire Council, said: “Founded over a hundred years ago, the club brings the very best of professional and amateur painters and creative practitioners together to spotlight their works in a variety of media.

“From scenic landscapes, abstract expressions and striking sculptural pieces, the exhibition really does have something for everyone.

“If you’re interested in visual art or are looking for something different to do, I would recommend that you pop along to the HAC between now and the end of April to see this exceptional showcase up close for yourself.”

The exhibition is open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Fridays from 9.30am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 4.30pm.

Entry is free and spaces do not need to be booked.