Artists from across the world have come together to raise over £1300 for one of Andover’s charities.

51 artists, of a variety of ages and nationalities, created 71 artworks as part of Andover Trees United’s Anonymous A5 Art Show. In total, £1310 was raised from selling their art, which will be put towards the construction of a community space.

Exhibition organiser Alex Marshall said: “This was the first time we have run something like this and I am really pleased with how it turned out - and the reason it turned out so well is that we had generous people such as you who created, donated, shared and purchased artwork!”

The idea for the show was announced in January, with members of the public from all across Andover and further afield invited to submit their A5 artworks to be sold. Submissions came in from across the UK, and as far afield as Romania, while people of all ages were involved, from a six-year-old child up to older adults.

This art was then posted to Andover Trees United, or a high-quality photograph sent, so that the charity could put the show together. It began on Saturday, February 27 with previews, with sales open from March 1 to March 31.

The funds raised will be put towards The Cabin, based at Harmony Woods in Andover. The off-grid building will act as a hub for volunteers, as well as allowing for activities such as a forest school, craft workshops and business meetings.

Alex said: “Once built, the cabin will transform the environmental education, communication and conservation work that ATU can offer.

“We are so pleased that the exhibition has helped to celebrate and showcase the creative talents of our community, and not only Andover artists, but from further afield, too.

“Thank you so much to all involved. And to those who purchased work, not only have you contributed to the cabin project and all that the cabin will bring, but you have made an artist feel worthwhile, too.”