ARTWORK by youngsters shares the spotlight with professional pieces in an exhibition opening today.

Working Together, at the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Durham Art Gallery, features work by pupils aged from three to 18 from County Durham schools.

They worked with artists in residence whose own pieces, ranging from free-standing banners and wooden chairs to earthenware pots and willow sculptures, are also on show.

Carolyn Earlam, Durham County Council's visual and performing arts inspector, said: "This exhibition represents just some of the exciting activities undertaken by artists in schools.

"Artists have a great deal to offer, bringing a fresh approach and expert knowledge, as well as providing inspiration and technical expertise."

The exhibition runs until Sunday, March 9.