Inside The Fair

All included free of charge with your ticket

The full fair programme is now live and it is packed with talks, workshops, and guided tours.


Exclusive Interview with Frank Cohen

Frank CohenRenowned as the of the world's top 200 art collectors, Frank will candidly answer questions about the art of collecting. 

Chaired by Thom Hetherington, CEO, Buy Art Fair

Talks Theatre Sat 24 Sept, 11.00

In Conversation with Pavel Büchler

Pavel BüchlerPavel Büchler will be talking with Jonathan Watkins, director of Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and Kwong Lee, director of Castlefield about reinventing the 'local artist'.

Talks Theatre, Sun 25 Sept,13.00

Workshops & Classes

Print Workshops

Print WorkshopsVisitors can join in printmaking in a fully working studio courtesy of Hot Bed Press Studio 10. Fri 23 - Sun 25 Sept

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Art Live

Art LiveEnjoy free art courses with Brian Raymond including Draw for Wellbeing, Draw like Cesanne and Drawing from Multiple Viewpoints. Plus various artists painting throughout the fair. Studio 8, Fri 23 - Sun 25 Sept

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The Manchester Contemporary

Over 30 exhibitors

Field Editions.Staying true to our commitment for The Manchester Contemporary to reflect the very best of what’s happening within contemporary visual art throughout the UK, we are looking forward to introducing you to exhibitors from London, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Salford, Preston, Liverpool, Cardiff and Nottingham..

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Guided Tours

TourMeet fellow art lovers in Studio 12 for a glass of wine and free tour of The Manchester Contemporary. Hosted by leading expert curators, the tours will guide you around providing information on selected artwork and artists. 

Friday 23 Sept: 17.00
Saturday 24 Sept: 12.00, 14.00 & 16.00
Sunday 25 Sept: 12.00 & 14.00

Fair  Cities: Exploring the Ecology of Art Market Centres

An afternoon of discussion and debate that seeks to unravel how and why certain cities have become recognised as centres for the Art Market as well as exploring what kind of Art Market centre Manchester, and more broadly the North West, currently is / can become.

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Private White V.C. Pop Up Store

From Sheep To Shop

Private White V.C.Private White V.C. will be showcasing an undeniable dedication towards British Textiles with a glimpse at the goings-on behind the doors of their Manchester Factory at 1 Cottenham Lane.

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