THE second instalment of the Inspired By...Gallery's exhibition prompted by the landscape and folklore of the North York Moors and Tees Valley is on show at Danby until August 28.

Part of the Great Exhibition of the North’s Inspired By programme, the first show featured students from the Teesside University's fine art department; the second turns the spotlight on students from the Middlesbrough university's concept art department, as they respond to stories of mythical serpents, magical witch hares and the gytrash, a legendary black dog said to haunt the Moors.

Nigel Kitching, senior lecturer in concept art, says: “Concept art is about taking an idea and visualising it. The first step on the design of the recent film Blade Runner 2049, for instance, would be an artist creating images for the set designers and builders to work from.

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Dan Webb's artwork at Inspired By...Gallery

"The students showing at the Inspired By…Gallery are all on what I believe is the only MA in concept art in the country and certainly the longest-standing. We attract students from all over the world, including Bahrain, France, Croatia, China and Norway."

Inspired By… curator Sally Ann Smith says: "The North York Moors National Park is known worldwide for its glorious landscapes, but what’s perhaps less well known is its rich folklore and mythology. Using these themes of landscape and folklore, the students are presenting a body of work that stretches their creative talent and creates a new representation of the North York Moors."

The gallery at the North York Moors National Park Centre, Danby, is open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm throughout August.