People who believe that modern art is a load of old rubbish will be able to decide for themselves at an exhibition hosted by Hiscox.

The insurer is hosting an exhibition of paintings and sculptures that includes artwork created from a paper cup from the Millennium Wheel and debris recovered from streets, paths and beaches.

The work of Meryl Ainslie and Susan Preston will be on display in the Hiscox Art Café, 1 Great St Helen's, London, from September 18 to October 28, 2000.

Ainslie's sculptures include a print made from a rubbing of Frank Geary's doormat at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, a cast impression of Christ's feet from the doors of St Peter's in Rome and the lid of a used disposable plastic cup from the Millennium Wheel in London.

The subjects of Preston's oil paintings are discarded yet familiar domestic items, which are often picked up from streets, paths or beaches. Preston said: “It is often the least prepossessing object, such as a glass bowl or a child's broken toy, which becomes the starting point for a painting.”