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ARTISTS will be given the opportunity to hang their work in one of Portsmouth’s most spectacular settings.

The Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society will once again welcome paintings from more than 100 artists to its annual summer exhibition at Portsmouth Cathedral.

The exhibition will run over two weeks starting on Saturday, August 1, from 9am.

There will be a private viewing tomorrow, which will be opened by the Lord Mayor, Frank Jonas, who has been given the honour of selecting one piece of artwork, which will receive the Mayor’s prize for this year’s show.

Throughout the two weeks the art society will present awards to several other artists, including a winner and runner-up from the public vote.

The exhibition expects to welcome more than 500 paintings, as last year more than 80 artists brought 531 works to display in the nave of the cathedral.

If you wish to display your work, please apply via the society’s website portshantsart.org.uk.