GREEN Door is back within the stunning setting of Farfield Mill for a group exhibition which showcases a vibrant and wide variety of two and three dimensional work on the theme of Roots. Running at the Sedbergh arts and heritage centre until August 28, the exhibition features paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, wood and glass and provides an excellent opportunity for visitors to see the breadth of creativity produced by one of the region's most revered art collectives.

GD member Averyl Bradbrook said that as a girl she often cycled to an old windmill a couple of miles from home: "One day I did a watercolour sketch which I still have, many decades later. That sketch has been my inspiration for my painting in oils, which I am calling A Childhood Haunt. Somewhere I have a photo of me on my bike adjacent to the windmill which I hope to unearth."

Another GD artist, Marie Wright, is exhibiting new collaged work on canvas inspired by trees and field boundaries, incorporating the past as she delves beneath the surface of the land and the archaeological finds and imprints left behind. She uses a variety of screenprinting and monoprinting techniques to build layers of imagery that explore both the fragility and hidden aspects of the landscape.

As for GD's Fran Riley, she decided to combine two meanings of the word roots - tree roots and ancestral roots - in an altered digital photograph of her grandmother: "This is my maternal grandmother who I remember fondly," explained Fran. "Though she had a challenging life, she had a tremendous sense of fun and an infectious giggle. I’ve given her a skirt of tree roots combining images and enhancing them using iColorama."

Meanwhile, Green Door administrator Janice Benson said they were excited to be back at Farfield Mill: "The galleries at the mill provide our members with a fantastic opportunity to create new work for a large gallery space. I’m enjoying seeing how our members are interpreting the theme - one which was intentionally chosen as open to different interpretations. The mill is a stunning place and a beautiful setting for our work."

Also exhibiting will be Gordon Baddeley, Barbra Cropper, Sue David, Eileen Gledhill, Joyce Elleray, Robert Finch, Nancy Gray, Ray Green, Claire Griffel, Penny Hunt, Kath Lockhart, Diane Rowlinson, Leonie Rutter, Dave Sharps, Caroline Stow and Frances Winder.

Farfield Mill is open daily, 10.30am until 4pm (