THE first contemporary and modern British art show in more than two years is opening its doors to the public.

Hayletts Gallery is holding its first physical exhibition since March 2020 at the Geedon Gallery in Fingringhoe.

The show opens on Saturday, June 25 and runs for over a week until Sunday, July 3 from 11am to 5pm.

Hayletts Gallery used to be in the High Street in Maldon for nearly 20 years and is now an online virtual gallery since the pandemic.

It was voted Best Art Gallery in Essex in 2021.

The show is in a listed converted barn that looks over the Geedon Creek, which is only open to the public when the gallery holds its own shows.

The event is opening with nearly 100 original prints by artists including David Hockney, Henry Moore, Tracey Emin and more, as well as noted Essex artists and former members of Colchester Art Society Edward Bawden, John Nash, Michael Rothenstein and Valerie Thornton.

Sally Patrick, the owner of Hayletts Gallery, is excited to announce the show and invites people to come along for a catch-up.

The exhibition is called ‘A Collectors' Show’ as it includes a variety of high quality of hand signed original etchings, screen-prints, woodcuts, wood engravings, lithographs and linocuts in various styles and genres.

All works are for sale at the show and entry is free.