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Art In Business

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The Event

Successful business professionals have always been significant art buyers, but it can be hard to know how to start, or how to develop, as a collector. How does one select a work or artist? What questions should be asked? How does the secondary market work? In addition, corporate collecting is no longer the preserve of large corporates and the opportunities to engage with public institutions are more creative and rewarding than ever.

Art In Business has been launched by the organisers of Buy Art Fair to bring Manchester’s business community closer to the city’s art ecology. You are invited to an exclusive and unique event where a panel of respected art professionals will discuss the theory and practicalities of personal art collecting, corporate art collecting, art investment, and patronage.

Following the event all attendees will receive VIP entry to the Buy Art Fair Preview, an immediate opportunity to put learnings to practice.

Royal Academy of Arts


Event Programme

Friday 27 October 2017
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL

Drinks & Canapes.

Panel Discussion
Thom Hetherington, CEO,
Buy Art Fair & The Manchester Contemporary.
• Kate Jesson, Curator, Manchester Art Gallery
• Tom Dingle, Senior Director, Thomas Dane Gallery
• Sally Hill, Head of Strategy, Bruntwood
• Ben Caldwell, Private Collector

Followed by Q&A.

VIP Preview of Buy Art Fair
& The Manchester Contemporary

Move to Manchester Central (short walk)
Live music, complimentary drinks and performance art.
First chance to buy thousands of pieces of work by leading artists.
Open until 21:00.


Supported in 2017 by


Jack Arts

Manchester Evening News

Principal Manchester

Manchester City Council

Manchester School of Art

Cheadle Hulme School

Landmark Investments Group

5plus architects


Farrow & Ball

J W Lees

Cass Art

Own Art