About Ashton Exhibition

Place and my feelings about place are central to my illustration and mixed-media work. In this exhibition I have chosen to showcase my interest in Ashton-Under-Lyne, a town local to where I live and work as an artist. The work is split into 3 types of work: About places around Ashton, About the market hall, and About Lancashire cotton mills. You can read more about it on my blog here.

This exhibition is on show at the Market Hall, Ashton-Under-Lyne from March 16th 2020. I am sharing it here on my website so that it can be viewed without visiting the market hall during these challenging times. All work is for sale and I am able to send out directly. Please get in touch if you are interested in any of the pieces.

About Places in Ashton

These 7 pen, ink and watercolour pieces reflect my interest in drawing on location. I aim to capture a sense of I have chosen special places that I am familiar with. These places form part of my impression of Ashton as a fascinating, historic mill town. These pieces are created on paper and framed behind glass with a white mount and black frame. Finished size: approximately 48 cm x 48 cm. All watercolour on paper: £95

About The Ashton Market Hall

These 8 paper collages reflect my interest and love for markets. I grew up in a market town down south, so markets have always formed part of my weekly life. Since moving to the local area I have visited and shopped in the market and market hall regularly. I love the history and structure of the market hall as well as its thriving community. It is these aspects that I have tried to capture in my work presented here. These pieces have been created in my studio, using a variety of papers and printed text, and other mixed media. Pencil drawings on location are the start point for these collage works.

These works on paper are framed behind glass with an off-white mount and a black frame. Finished size approximately 33 cm x 33 cm. All collage on paper £95 each.

6 thoughts on “About Ashton Exhibition

    1. Thanks Kenny. I’m glad that you can see it from the safety of home! I think the council will look to extend the time of the exhibition but not sure about details yet.

  1. What diverse styles you have! Each seeming to fit the context perfectly. Thank you for sharing. I got utterly lost in the atmospheric images. Wonderful!

    1. Thank you Simon. I am so glad you enjoyed the work. All of the different approaches are connected through the idea of exploring place, whether that is representationally, or, more abstractly, as my feelings about place. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Best wishes Liz

    1. Hi Janet,
      Thanks for your comment. I am not sure if you have seen my most recent work (Instagram: @lizackerleyart) but I am currently focusing on more abstract approaches and developing my landscape painting. I have an exhibition coming up in 3 weeks called: Landscape Inside Out at Gallery Oldham. I’m not sure if you are local. It is on from 05th March (with a preview at 2 pm) to 04th June-You are very welcome to attend. My courses (online; face to face) are related to that and I have a course called Making Your Mark online. I don’t currently have any townscape courses planned although I may in the future. To stay in touch, see new work first and my courses and exhibitions please sign up to my newsletter: https://lizackerleyart.com/see-more/

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