A PUB is the venue for an exciting new art exhibition.

The art space at the Cap 'n' Gown pub, Worcester is set for a refresh as a new exhibition featuring abstract decorated ‘kitchen art’, vibrant floral paintings and bold semi-abstract mixed media pieces opens on Thursday, 28 June.

The exhibition space at the Upper Tything pub is run in conjunction with Worcestershire Open Studios. For the next two months it will showcase work by city based potter Chris Greening, painter Rachel Kay Hall and mixed media artist Susan Birth.

Chris Greening describes the pieces he is putting on display as ‘art for the kitchen’. Whilst they are designed for use as tapas or antipasti platters, they also function as attractive decorative items when displayed on a work top or hung on a wall.

Chris explained the inspiration behind his creations, “The decoration is abstract. I studied marine geology as a first degree and the fluidity of slipware, which is coloured liquid clay, provides a fantastic medium for me to explore the patterns that nature produces.”

Cap ‘n’ Gown landlord Ted Marshall came up with the idea of having an 'art wall' in the pub after visiting nearby artists during last year’s Worcestershire Open Studios event. The display will change on a regular basis, showcasing work by artists who are participating in August bank holiday weekend open studios event.

Ted said “Our first exhibition was a big success with a number of pieces being snapped up in the first few weeks. Anyone who wants to discover more of our city’s fantastic artistic talent is very welcome to pop along to the launch of the new exhibition and meet the artists from 5.30pm to 7pm on Thursday, 28 June. After that the artwork can be viewed during normal pub opening hours.”