Exclusive Interview with Frank Cohen
Renowned 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
In Conversation with Pavel Büchler
Pavel Büchler will be talking with Jonathan Watkins, director of Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and Kwong Lee, director of Castlefield about reinventing the 'local artist'.
Workshops & Classes
Enjoy 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
The Manchester Contemporary
Over 30 exhibitors
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..
Meet 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
Pop-up galleries from well known public institutions, including Royal Academy For Arts, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Liverpool Biennial, Walker Art Gallery, and The Whitworth, selling affordable editions from World famous artists including Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker & Yoko Ono.
Beastro - A Bite of The Beast
Bangers and Bacon, award-winning Mancunian food entrepreneurs, will showcase their new Beastro concept with superb food, light food, snacks and coffees.
Own Art Plus
New to the fair this year is Own Art Plus! Similar to Own Art, this initiative allows visitors to spread the cost of artwork over 10 months with an interest free loan. The loans cover artworks from £2,500 - £25,000 allowing customers to live with the art they love More Information
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.
Private White V.C. Pop Up Store
From Sheep To Shop
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.