A MUSEUM project supporting vulnerable local adults will showcase their artwork and collections at a launch event.

Participants in the Royal Pavilion and Museums’ Museum Mentors programme will display paintings, textiles and objects inspired by the Royal Pavilion Estate and Brighton Museum’s collections, in its interactive MuseumLab space.

Museum Mentors is a community engagement project funded by Arts Council South East, supporting 27 people identified as having vulnerable adult social care needs.

The showcase is the culmination of the project.

It and will present participants’ artistic responses to Brighton Museum and its objects and collections, including the Royal Pavilion Estate and Garden, across a range of art forms and media.

Debbie Bennett, the programme’s coordinator, said it was the perfect venue.

She said: “Many members who participate in Museum Mentors have a real attachment to the Royal Pavilion Estate.

“They see this place as a safe haven, a place of occupation and belonging.

“The project often plays a key part within members’ recovery pathways, and members were keen to reflect this significance through the artworks shown.”

Works on show will include vibrant landscapes by Tom Paine, paintings by Ossie Omorogbe, a pop-up tableau of the Royal Pavilion Garden by Mr Omorogbe, Mr Paine and other volunteers, as well as a collection of poetry by Mick Bowen.

The showcase will also feature a unique and diverse display of bulldog collectables, by avid collector and CEO of Collectibulldogs.com, Eiffion Ashdown.

Mr Ashdown, 38, from Brighton, said: “I feel very lucky to be the conduit of such a vast and beautiful bulldog collection which grew from a hobby into a passion.

“I’m not sure how many pieces I have now.

“I think between three and four thousand but I started this venture with a single brass bulldog figurine.

“Collecting has changed my life. The collection is now used to try and inspire others to follow their dreams too.

“The display as a whole is a wonderful way for those experiencing mental health to be awarded the privilege of showcasing their unseen talent and skills to the public.’’

The showcase will take place at the MuseumLab in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, from May 26-29.

The free event is open to all between 10am and 4pm each day.