A new gallery is set to open in Tameside which will display some of the best work from the local art community.

The Market Gallery in Ashton Market Hall opened Friday 1 November showcasing the work of local artists as well as artworks and exhibits from Tameside’s Museums and Galleries service.

This exciting initiative will transform vacant stalls at the rear of the market hall into an art space, where students, local artists and creative businesses can showcase their creative talents and sell their work.

The project has been created thanks to a partnership between Tameside Council’s markets, culture and museums services and will give visitors another attraction to enjoy.

The first exhibition features pieces by retired art teacher and local artist Martin Palmer, whose work includes local landscapes, portraits and still life. The Museums and Galleries service is also exhibiting works from its collection.

Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council executive member for Lifelong Learning, Equalities, Culture and Heritage, said: “The Market Gallery is an exciting opportunity to share the talents of our local artists and will bring art right into the heart of our community. The new gallery is a welcome addition to Tameside’s cultural scene with numerous events and exhibitions taking place during the next 12 months, which I hope will be enjoyed by our residents.”

Anyone looking for more information on the new gallery should contact events@tameside.gov.uk


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