MONKTON Arts has an exciting new exhibition.

Ryde's newest art gallery, helmed by mother and daughter collaboration, Dawn Fidler and Jenna Sabine, will be exhibiting The Ryde Art Collective (TRAC) next week.

From September 23 to October 5, the seven participating TRAC artists will be showcasing new work in a range of media including pastel, paint, needle-felt, textiles, print and ceramics.

Formed in 2012, TRAC are a group of local artists specialising in a variety of work, from photography, printmaking and pastels, to pottery, multimedia and found materials.

Monkton Arts has quickly become a creative hub at the heart of the local community, and includes an arts cafe, entitled The Lounge, two artist studios, a community space and children’s art gallery, as well as the Acons Gallery which is available for hire.

"We're super excited about this one as it's Ryde's newest gallery space run by two of the loveliest ladies you will ever meet." said Zoe Barker of TRAC.

"Monkton Arts is a wonderful community arts space that is positively thriving, and it's wonderful to be a part of that."

Regarding a particular theme for the exhibition, Zoe said: "Not this time ­— as a group we like to vary it.

"Sometimes we have a theme, and on other occasions we enjoy the freedom from an open brief, where members can exhibit whatever they've been working on most recently.

"We are a diverse group working in a wide range of media so the work on show is always very varied and this exhibition is no exception."

A private view will be held on Monday, September 23, from 5pm until 7pm, and The Lounge Cafe will stay open late serving teas, coffees and snacks.

The event proffers an opportunity to check out Ryde’s newest art space.