A Helensburgh gallery is to open a new exhibit of some of Scotland's best contemporary printmakers.

'Through The Letterbox', featuring artists Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Kate Downie, Jila Peacock, Joy Bain, Damian Henry, Maeve Dixon and Marlene Lochhead, will open at the Front Room Gallery on East Clyde Street next week.

The show will open on October 7 at 2pm with a chance to check out the art, along with learning about the work of Dame Elizabeth.

It was her collaboration with friend George Bruce that formed the body of work 'Through the Letterbox', to which the exhibit gives tribute.

George's son David Bruce, the current owner of Renaissance Press, will be at the exhibition opening to talk more about the collaboration and to give context to the work by Dame Elizabeth as part of the show.

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She was the first woman to be elected to both the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Academy.

She painted landscapes and portraits but is most well known for her brilliant still life pieces and her works featuring cats and flowers.

Gallery manager Ewan Marshall said: "Blackadder's work is so widely appreciated and we are honoured to be able to represent some of her prints."

The exhibition will be on display at the gallery in West Clyde Street and you can visit frontroomgallery.co.uk for more information.