Mosaic makers are coming together in North Yorkshire to stage a unique exhibition using their expertise to create art from a wide range of materials including glass, china, natural stone and found objects.

Part of the inspiration for the exhibition, a Menagerie of Mosaics, is collective nouns such as a parliament of owls, a skulk of foxes and a cackle of hyenas. It is being staged in the Old Bath House at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Harlow Carr Gardens, in Harrogate, by the northern branch of the British Association for Modern Mosaic.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Some of the mosaics which will be on display at Harlow Carr

The group is mounting their sixth exhibition from February 3 to 25. All the mosaics will be for sale.

About 20 artists will be showing their work, having spent the last few months exploring the exhibition’s theme. Visitors can expect to see mosaics based on true collective nouns such as a swoop of swifts, a gulp of swallows and a confusion of guinea fowl< while some of the artists have invented their own such as a chatter of teacups, or intriguingly an elongation of vertebrae.

Entry to The Old Bath House is free but the usual entry fees will apply to RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 4pm.