Andover Trees United (ATU) has called on the town’s budding artists to send in their works to be sold to raise funds for a new community building.

The charity has asked for the public to submit A5-sized artworks for their ‘Anonymous Art Show’, with the art to be exhibited online before being put up for sale for a set price.

All proceeds from the show will go towards constructing ‘The Cabin’, a woodland classroom and community space built around a former shipping container, which the group hopes will allow them to offer events all year.

Alex Marshall, from ATU, said: “We are currently putting out an open call for artists to take part in an exhibition to help raise funds for a woodland classroom and community space in Harmony Woods, Andover.

“We are asking for submissions of A5-sized artworks - the subject can be anything you like, in any medium you choose, and everyone is welcome to take part.

“100 per cent of the money made from sales will go towards funding the cabin project.”

As part of the show, members of the public are being asked to produce a piece of A5 artwork to be put up for sale. They will need to be post the art to ATU, or provide high quality photographs, so that an online exhibition can be held.

The exhibition itself will take place in March, and while the names of the artists will be available, the show will be anonymous as the artwork they each produced will not be identified.

Following the show, the art will be available to purchase for a set price, which the charity has yet to decide. All proceeds will go towards constructing The Cabin.

The community space has been in the works for some time, with planning permission granted back in 2019. Youth MP for North West Hampshire, Dmitrijs Meiksans, walked over 100 miles to raise funds for the building back in November, raising £420.

Alex said that building the cabin will “transform” how the charity offers its services, saying that it would allow them to have a forest school, training programmes, school lessons and business meetings.

The deadline for submissions is February 26, with more information about how to participate available on ATU’s website.