These incredible pieces of Star Wars artwork are to go under the hammer to raise money for a local charity.

Peterborough Cathedral says the original artwork by Nathan Murdoch and Tony Nero will be put up for auction.

The works was part of the cathedral's recent Art Wars event on Cathedral Green, which produced two incredible super-sized Star Wars paintings, measuring 1m x 1.3m in size. 

Peterborough Matters: The art event produced these two super-sized pieces of work.The art event produced these two super-sized pieces of work. (Image: PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL)

Pitting the spray can against the brush, both artists spent most of the day perfecting their pieces, chatting to interested spectators and inspiring locals, even letting some of the younger visitors make their own contributions to the canvases.

Several artists brought their easels and worked alongside them, while local children created their own artworks at a craft station inside the cathedral shop. 

Peterborough Cathedral is now making the pieces available for auction with proceeds going to Nathan and Tony’s chosen local charity, Young Persons Counselling Service. 

YPCS is a child and adolescent counselling/mental health charity providing free counselling to children aged 11-18yrs, operating from Yaxley, Whittlesey and Ramsey.

If you would like to bid for one of these amazing pieces, please email your confidential offer alongside name, address, contact, name of painting 'Yoda’ or ‘Darth’) and your bid in whole pounds to marketing director, Paul Stainton at: using the subject line ‘Art Wars Bid’.

Deadline for bids is midnight Thursday, September 28. Paul will then collate all the bids and reveal the winners of the auction on September 29.

Paul said: "These are incredible pieces of unique art that deserve pride of place in somebody's home, office or gallery. 

"It is incredibly generous of Nathan and Tony to donate the proceeds of their work to such an important local charity and we at the cathedral are only too happy to be a part of this."