An arts charity is set to hold an exhibition showcasing work created by adults with disabilities through two of its main projects.

Reach Inclusive Arts will host ‘In Reach', an exhibit at the Wyvern Theatre from June 22 to August 31.

A preview will take place on June 22 from 2pm to 3.30pm in the theatre's lower foyer.

The exhibition will celebrate the work of participants and artist collaborators from the Right Time for Art art group and Partners Theatre Company.

The exhibition will make no distinction between professional or developing artists, with the aim of showing that art is "in reach" of all.

The display also celebrates Reach Inclusive Arts' 40 years of promoting artistic opportunities for individuals with additional needs and life struggles.

The charity's arts project coordinator, Sue Welsh, said: "I have been privileged to witness the profoundly positive effect that access to the arts has had for our participants.

"In many cases it quite literally has been a lifeline".

The exhibition features work from the Right Time for Art group.

The group, formed by adults with varying disabilities and challenges, is based at the Wyvern Theatre.

The group has created portraits of the theatre's staff "as an acknowledgement of the help and support given by everyone at the theatre".

Billy Beaumont, professional artist and group facilitator, said: "During my time leading Right Time for Art, I have found that art not only provides a supportive team environment, but also provides creative therapy which is beneficial to mental health and well-being.

"It means a lot to be able to share what I have learned and I'm always inspired by the group's creative endeavours."

Partners Theatre Company is a drama group hosted at the Wyvern Theatre, and will also have their worked displayed.

Designed for adults with a variety of disabilities and health needs, they work with theatre professionals to devise original work which they perform in a range of public venues.

Their portraits were created by a professional actor who has toured with the company on several occasions.

The photographs were taken by volunteer Sam Sweeny who is developing a portfolio and gaining work experience.

Leah Fletcher, a professional actor and artist and creator of the Partners portraits, said: “Working with Partners Theatre Company is all about sharing joy and talent; and most importantly, it's great fun.”