A NEW art exhibition has opened in Heckmondwike in two phone boxes in the town.

People using Bespoke Day Services in Liversedge have been working with local photographer Dawn Robinson to create the vibrant artwork which is now on display.

The classic red phone boxes have been repurposed into galleries by local organisation Keep Hecky Tidy in a bid to bring colourful art to the town centre.

Inspired by the original use of phone boxes to send messages and be used by the community, Bespoke Day Services explored visual signs, symbols and colour to create the artwork.

The project was managed by local arts organisation Creative Scene which produces and commissions art across Kirklees in a bid to make art part of everyday life.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The art gallery phone boxes in HeckmondwikeThe art gallery phone boxes in Heckmondwike (Image: Creative Scene)

Pam Lonsdale, from Keep Hecky Tidy said: “The vibrant and colourful display created by Bespoke Day Services and Dawn totally transforms what was an eyesore into a highlight of the town."

Henry Raby, of Creative Scene, added: “It’s been an honour and a delight to work with Keep Hecky Tidy, the talented artist Dawn Robinson and the individuals from Bespoke Day Services to create this very special exhibition.”