A new art exhibition will be showcased in Carlisle.

Hosted by Free Radicals United, a hub for LGBTQ+ people in the city centre, as well as an art exhibition centre, the exhibition will showcase art by Los Angeles artist Matthew Hetznecker.

The art will be displayed along with art from local artist Emily Ford.

Free Radicals United started as a six month pop up project by Pride in North Cumbria, a charity that seeks to advocate for LGBTQ+ equality in North Cumbria, and acts as a safe space for the region's youth.

The organisation was started initially to create a gallery and shop space in Carlisle City Centre that celebrates youth and counter culture.

It since has become something of a hub for young LGBTQ+ people, as well as a creative space to showcase exhibitions, including art installations, live music, and activities.

A spokesperson from Free Radicals United said: "It is really exciting to have Matthew exhibit in Carlisle.

"Matthew is Los Angeles based and we try to have a mix of local artists and ones from further afield in order to bring new perspectives into the city.

"Matthew is a figurative artist and he explores themes of desire and physicality.

"His work will hang next to an exhibition by local rising artist Emily Ford who has explored themes of female homosexual love in Victorian times inspired by original photographs.

"We think the two will have a great dynamic together.

"We want to bring more LGBTQ+ perspective to art and to Carlisle and Cumbria in general.

"We feel there is a long way to go before LGBTQ+ people are properly represented in Cumbria.

"All prints will be for sale from Matthew’s Exhibition with 50 per cent coming to Free Radicals United to keep us working for the community."

The work is being exhibited from now until January.

Signed prints are on sale for £35, and posters are on sale for £25 and £15.

Free Radicals United also have thanked Matthew Hetznecker for his generosity.

The spokesperson added: "Thank you for your generosity and hard work providing us with something new and unexpected for Carlisle."