EARLY autumn at Lotte Inch Gallery, in Bootham, York, welcomes a new exhibition exploring "some of the North of England’s finest, and perhaps least acknowledged, artists" from today.

"Looking towards Yorkshire and Scotland, Northern Art: From Scarborough To Skye presents a group show that aims to highlight the wealth of artistic and cultural activity that has been bubbling away for decades, unnoticed, and which honours some of the collectors and patrons of the arts, here in the north," says Lotte.

"At the heart of this exhibition is recently deceased, and relatively unknown, ceramic artist and York teacher Pat Reed. A master potter with an impressive artistic career to make any current art student envious, Reed produced striking pottery while under the tutelage of the great Hans Coper and Eduardo Paolozzi."

Accompanying Reed's work in this exclusive show will be ceramics by David Lloyd-Jones, Derek Clarkson and Bob Brumby, plus paintings and prints by Kenneth Rowntree, Russell Platt, David Blackburn, Chris Brace, Anne Redpath, Joash Woodrow and more besides.

Northern Art: From Scarborough To Skye runs at Lotte Inch Gallery, York, from today to October 7; a preview reception will take place on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. Opening hours are Monday, 10am to 5pm; Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm; other times by appointment on 01904 848660.