Buy Art Fair sits at the heart of an ongoing strategy for developing arts in the North.
Fair CEO and founder, Thom Hetherington, has become one
of the leading cultural figures in the region, and has recently been appointed as a trustee of Manchester Art Gallery, in addition to his board role at Castlefield Gallery.
Thom has also consulted for the Manchester International Festival, discussed arts engagement on BBC Breakfast with Clare Lilley from Yorkshire Sculpture Park and artist David Shrigley, contributed to artist Ghislaine Howard’s book ‘The Human Touch’, and is a judge for this year’s New Light Art Prize. He was named ‘Cultural Icon’ in the Manchester Evening News City Life awards 2016.