SUMMER is to be celebrated in a new art exhibition put together by apprentices.

The Sum of Summer explores the beauty and happiness of summer through paintings chosen from the Calderdale Museums’ collections.

The exhibition will run from July 26 to October 11 at the Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse.

It was put together by three museum apprentices: 21-year old Christopher Wood, 18-year-old Oliver Clarke (both pictured) and 20-year-old Louise Harper.

Mr Wood said: "Working at the Calderdale Museums service has been such an enjoyable and interesting experience, especially creating the Sum of Summer exhibition with Louise and Oliver."

Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for communities, Councillor Steve Sweeney, said: "It’s great that these young apprentices have been working hard to ensure that visitors to the Smith Art Gallery can view some of these rarely seen pieces.

"They have not only created a stunning exhibition, but have gained valuable experience for their future careers."