KUNSTHUIS art gallery presents work by The Broken Toy Company this month.

Four artists with one mind, a collective with a twist, alongside acclaimed sculptor Richard Mackness.

Huddersfield’s Dex Hannon, also known as China9, Evil Jesus and Dexuality Valentino is greatly interested in the literary concept of heteronyms, referring to one or more imaginary characters, a term invented by Portuguese writer and poet Fernando Pessoa.

Dex has adopted this concept in order to create as four artists and personalities. Each creator who is a part of the Broken Toy Company has his own voice, his own identity, his own way of working only they share the same vessel.

He said: “I have allowed certain parts of what makes the whole, be that emotional, behavioural or intellectual to have a heightened life of their own. To be real."

The four artists have only ever exhibited together on one occasion before, but Kunsthuis believes it is now time to reassemble this collective with a twist.

Another newcomer to the gallery is acclaimed sculptor Richard Mackness. Now based in York after having lived in New York and London for some time, Richard's creative practice includes commercial projects and design from his sculpture studio at his company Urbis Design.

He has shown his sculptures extensively around the UK, in Europe and the USA, including at the Whitechapel Gallery London, Aldeburgh Festival, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, Lehmbruck museum Duisburg and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Richard will show sculptures that reflect upon human physicality and which elucidate his twin interests in natural forms and man-made objects.

He said: “I have spent my life making things. As a child, river clay from the banks of the Ouse at my home near York allowed the Roman soldiers, animals and monsters of my imaginings to find form. Inspiration abounds in York, an ancient city with a large population of statues, figures and grotesque to fascinate and delight.”

An open view and meet the artists takes place on Saturday, from 1pm to 4pm, with a live poetry, art and music performance at 3pm.

The exhibition runs until November 15.

Kunsthuis Contemporary Art Gallery is at Dutch house, Mill Green Farm, Crayke. For more information, go to kunsthuisgallery.com or phone 07495270007.