ISLE of Wight artists will be showing off their work far from home at a major new exhibition in Poland next month.

The show, Made in Britain, consists of 82 works by painted from all over the UK. Together, the paintings form part of the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st century British painting.

Freya Purdue and Marius Von Brasch, from the Isle of Wight, will have work featured at the exhibition alongside famous artists such as Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Susan Gunn and Nicholas Middleton.

It marks a return to the country for Freya, who visited Poland in 2002 to take part in an exhibition in Lublin.

She said: "The journey from Warsaw to Lublin holds a special place in my memory. I was really struck by the beauty of this experience and the wonderful unspoilt countryside too.

"I am really looking forward to revisiting Poland. The experience of exhibiting in Gdansk and the opportunity to meet Polish artists will be very exciting."

Marius said that as a German of Baltic descent, it was great to be part of this meeting of art and cultures in historic Gdansk.

The Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting was set up by Robert Priseman, an internationally acclaimed artist in his own right, who wanted to do something to promote the art of painting.

Robert said: "In 2014, I came to realise that many of this new wave of British painters had yet to be collected with the same geographical and chronological focus of their predecessors and foreign contemporaries.

"So, with the help of my wife, I began the process of bringing together a body of work by artists which followed the very simple criteria of being painting produced after the year 2000 within the British Isles.”

He said it was great to have the well-known works beside lesser known artists as it gave them exposure in new places.

Robert's labour of love has already been staged at a number of exhibitions in China and he hopes this latest show in Poland will lead to more across Europe.

The exhibition will run from March 14 to June 2 at the National Museum, Gdansk, Poland.