WORK by Freud has been torn to shreds, thrown out of a car travelling at 90mph while words describing the performance have been scattered on the floor of an old North Yorkshire factory - all in the name of art.

The Royal Road to Unconsciousness is the work of students from York College and is on show at the old Harlequin paint factory, in Brompton-on-Swale.

Individual strips of paper on the floor are complemented by work by artists from York, London and Canada - and the finished result has been attracting attention from across the UK.

The factory was bought by former Turner Art Prize judge Greville Worthington 18 months ago.

"Before I think about the future of the building, I wanted to do one or two art shows here," he said.

"It is an enormous pleasure to have the show here and it is something I wanted to bring to Brompton-on-Swale for some time."

The exhibition will be open for viewing from Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm, until Tuesday, October 14 or people can make a prior arrangement by telephoning 07702 312456.