View the latest Ashton Market Gallery exhibition in your own home

Arts & Education

ART lovers can enjoy the latest exhibition at Ashton's Market Gallery from the safety and comfort of their own home.

Tameside Cultural Services are using the internet to let people see the new exhibition at Ashton's Market Gallery.

"About Ashton" is a display of mixed media work that illustrates artist Liz Ackerley's feelings about, and interest in, Ashton, the place where she lives and works. It's about places around Ashton, about the market hall, and about Lancashire cotton mills.

You can see the works that comprise the exhibition and read Liz's blog by visiting

Liz explained: "These watercolour, pen and ink illustrations reflect my interest in drawing on location and capturing a sense of place in my work. I often come to Ashton and these places form part of my impression of Ashton as a fascinating, historic mill town."

Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council's executive member with responsibility for culture, said: "I hope people will take the opportunity to look at Liz's exhibition online. Using the internet like this is another example of the ways we are adapting our services to make them available to residents during the lockdown.

"I've always believed in the power of art and culture to lift spirits. I believe Liz's captivating and unique take on Ashton succeeds in this respect. I would strongly encourage people to take a look."

The Market Gallery in Ashton Market Hall opened in November to showcase the work of local artists as well as works and exhibits from Tameside's museums and galleries service