THE Liverpool Academy of Arts is back ... for just four weeks.

The inspirational organisation - run by Wirral-based-June Lornie - closed its doors in Liverpool in 2014.

The exhibition at the Corke Gallery in Aigburth, South Liverpool, will now play host to the month-long show which supports local talent.

The Academy had been in Seel Street since 1988.

June and her team of volunteers are still searching for permanent premises.

Now well-respected gallery owner Nick Corke has kindly given the use of his venue to the Academy for the entire month of August while he is on holiday.

Vice-president of the LAA, broadcaster Roger Phillips, told the Globe before officially opening the exhibition: "It is wonderful of Nick to offer his premises.

"The LAA is a great institution.

"The exhibitions always offer an eclectic mix of art in many forms and disciplines. We need to support it.

"It's great to see people from Wirral come over to see it."

June Lornie, whose own work is on display along with contributions from Judith Railton of Prenton and famous Merseyside artist Frank Green, says that LAA invited a number of artists to exhibit.

Many of those on show regularly supported the Liverpool gallery.

One of the most unusual art creations is a 2018 calendar for sale featuring photographic views of New Brighton taken from June Lornie's apartment window.

Nearly all the artwork is for sale and already money raised from one artist has gone to support Garston Animal Rescue.

The Corke gallery enjoyed a successful debut exhibition in summer from broadcaster and artist Andrew Marr.

His Strokes of Colour exhibition raised more than £50,000 for Stroke charity ARNI.

Andrew told the Globe during his visit: "It really is an excellent, warm and friendly gallery.

"I am so glad I took up Nick's invitation to display more than 100 of my oil paintings here."

The LAA Exhibition on display until August 24.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 1-5pm.

Free admission.

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