ARTWORK created by people with visual and hearing impairments has gone on public display in the Forth Valley area.

The collection of artwork and photography by members of Forth Valley Sensory Centre’s art group is available to view at Thistles Shopping Centre in Stirling.

Works by the group, led by art tutor Valeria Martin every second Wednesday afternoon, include weaving, felts and a wooden painted mobile piece.

They are featured in a pop-up gallery and are available to view during the shopping centre’s regular opening hours until the middle of this month.

Lawson Eades, one of the art group participants, said: “I enjoy trying things I haven't been able to do for a long time with a bit of help.

“I also really like that it is two hours where you can switch off and do something that's really enjoyable.”

Some of Ms Martin’s own photography is also included in the display, which was organised by Graduate Opportunities Supporting Sustained Independent Practice Stirling (GOSSIP).

Linsey Stocks, the centre’s groups and activities co-ordinator, said: “We are delighted that work by our art group has gone on public display and are very proud of all our participants.

“This is a lovely opportunity for members of the public to see some of the work that goes on at the centre and learn more about how we support people with sight or hearing loss.

“Having a visual or hearing impairment can be very isolating.

“Our groups help increase social contact and allow people to continue doing the things they enjoy.”

Forth Valley Sensory Centre runs a range of different groups and classes for the people it supports from across Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk.

These include a book club, a knit and natter group, cookery classes and a history group.