FIVE community groups in York have painted 24 scenes of York’s city walls in an outdoor gallery at Hungate.

The groups include adults with mental health issues, learning difficulties and Asperger’s syndrome, older people in sheltered housing, and homeless people, who have worked over the last three months to create the paintings.

The paintings are displayed on 50 metres of site hoardings, supplied by developers Crosby Lend Lease and Hungate (York) Regeneration and will be on display for the rest of the year.

The initiative is a partnership between York Archaeological Trust, the Arts and Culture Service at the City of York Council, Hungate (York) Regeneration Ltd and Yorkshire artists Mary Pasari, Cheryl Colley and Lisa Nicholson, who have helped the groups.

The exhibition was opened by the Sheriff of York, Coun Richard Watson.