A SCULPTURE of an Apple computer with hands reaching out of it rubs shoulders with bronze beasts and pensive portraits at a thought-provoking exhibition.

The show is Oxford Art Society's 2018 members' exhibition at which talented amateurs and professionals get a chance to reveal their most recent works.

Almost everything in the show at Radley College's Sewell Gallery is for sale, with prices ranging from £100 to more than £2,500.

Society chairman Lucy Stopford said the whole group was excited to present a broad range of works in almost every medium – including Apple computer.

She said: "This show offers a very high standard of work.

"All of our exhibitions are high-standard but this one particularly so: we have been really pleased this year.

"It is a lovely space and we have got some exciting work by the members."

Among the most striking pieces this year, she said, is George Lewis's thought-provoking sculpture of an Apple Mac computer screen with hands and a face emerging from it.

The exhibition was officially opened last month by Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, Trinity College, Oxford, who have members a talk on the history of art and the role of the Oxford society.

A panel of honorary members were also given the unenviable task of selecting an artist from the exhibition to receive the Honorary Members’ Prize of £100, which is provided voluntarily from their membership subscriptions.

This went to Tom Croft for his portrait ‘Loz C’.

The Broad Canvas Prize, a £50 voucher donated by Broad Canvas art shop on Broad Street, Oxford, went to Beatrice Hoffman for her sturdy horse sculpture.

Shop managers also have the show a five-star review saying the standard of work was, as usual, 'exceptional'.

Asked if this year's show had a theme, Ms Stopford said: "There isn't a theme per se, although there are a lot of strong portraits this year.

"We have 180 members so this exhibition is representative of everything they have submitted.

She also said pieces had already been selling well but there was plenty still available for collectors to pick up.

She added: "The exhibition continues until Friday, March 23, so, if you want to experience the work of some of the regions most talented artists, do make some time to visit."

The Sewell Centre Gallery hosts a range of exhibitions throughout the year, supporting up-and-coming artists as well as exhibiting established artists such as Tracey Emin, Bridget Riley and Eduardo Paolozzi.

It is open daily from 10am to 4pm, and also has a cafe shop serving refreshments throughout the day.

For further details about the exhibition, the gallery or the history of the society see the group's website at oxfordartsociety.co.uk