THE work of up and coming artists is on display at an exhibition in Bradford.

The Bradford Open 2015 which is being staged at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Lister Park contains the work of artists aged 16 and over from across the district.

Work was submitted in any artistic medium and then judged for inclusion in the exhibition by an invited panel.

The collection on display features a mix of subjects including portraits, a model featuring a colourful hen and umbrella and a painting of a pair of Converse shoes.

It features a variety of styles, including paintings, drawings and sculptures.

Work from the Open is also up for sale and the free exhibition will run until Sunday, November 15.

The three winners of the Bradford Open art competition were announced at a ceremony at the Lister Park site and have now seen their work take pride of place at the exhibition.

The competition was open to anyone who lived, worked or studied in the Bradford district.

Eva Mileusnic claimed first prize with her work, Inter-national Grid.

Ken Woods came second with his print, Between the Lines.

And Chadni Soren, 17, finished third with her soft pastel piece, Zeus. The Beckfoot School students submitted this work to the competition, which was also a piece for her end-of-year school exam.

The three prizes, of £400 to £100, were awarded from the Friends of Bradford Art Galleries and Museums.

Ralph Linney's work, Freda, was highly commended.

The judging panel included Professor Paul Coldwell, artist and professor of fine art at the University of the Arts in London.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council's executive member for education, skills and culture, praised the artists who submitted their work for the competition.

She said: "This competition highlights the amazing creative talent we have in our district.

"I would like to congratulate the winners and thank everyone for taking the time to create and submit their work for the exhibition."

Professor Coldwell said: "I would like to congratulate all the selected artists and hope that they enjoy the opportunity of showing their work in such a prestigious gallery as Cartwright Hall."