THE Ryde Art Collective (TRAC) is enjoying a double celebration.

Having had exhibitions at Quarr Abbey cancelled during lockdown, TRAC is delighted to be making a return this week.

Not only that, but the group’s four newest members will get their first opportunity to exhibit in a group show.

Melissa Hoo-Kemp joined before lockdown so has had to wait a long time. The other three have joined more recently — Babs Gowan, Richard May and Kathy Williams.

Babs works with collage and ceramics and teaches pottery at Jubilee Stores.

Richard was a teacher for 30 years but has now stepped away and returned to his first passion for art, painting almost every day.

Kathy graduated from the Royal College of Art and is a qualified teacher and art education expert. She’s currently setting up new studios and exhibition space at the Riboleau Centre in Ryde.

Together they join the more established members of TRAC, all producing new work in a range of media including textiles, ceramics, wood, paint and mixed media.

The exhibition is free to enter and is on until November 30, open daily from 10.30am to 4pm.