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THE city’s junk and unwanted objects are to be turned into works of art.

Artists at the Aspex gallery, in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, will transform people’s rubbish into stunning masterpieces as part of their next project, Working Title.

The 11 artists involved have organised collections to take place throughout the city and items can also be donated directly to the gallery ahead of the exhibition opening.

Visitors to the show will be able to see the objects change, as artists work inside the gallery while the exhibition is on.

Clive Caswell, the gallery’s manager, said: ‘I was inspired by the idea of recycling and repair, and taking things that no longer have any value and giving them a new lease of life. I have no idea what the show will create.’

The exhibition opens on Monday, July 11. Items can be dropped off to the gallery on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 5pm.

Fridge-freezers, mattresses or any other items that are difficult to dispose of cannot be accepted. See aspex.org.uk.