Manchester’s fair for emerging contemporary art

The Manchester Contemporary Manchester Central

Taking place alongside Buy Art Fair, The Manchester Contemporary is an unrivalled incubator of artistic talent. Using bold curatorial judgement it offers works for sale from the most exciting, critically engaged contemporary artists and galleries, many of whom then embark on the international art fair network.

The Manchester Contemporary celebrates its tenth edition with a move to Manchester Central, the award-winning exhibition centre created from the historic Manchester Central railway station. With increased space and room to grow, the new location in the heart of one of Europe’s most exciting cultural destinations will allow Buy Art Fair and The Manchester Contemporary to drive the North’s art market forward for years to come.

Frank Cohen

'It’s been great to see Buy Art Fair and The Manchester Contemporary
develop over the last few years, and
Manchester Central is the perfect venue
to move up to the big league. It is what
the city needs.'

Frank Cohen, ‘World’s Top 200 Art Collector’

Maria Balshaw

'Buy Art Fair and The Manchester
Contemporary have become significant
fixtures in Manchester’s cultural calendar
and the move will allow them to make an
even greater impact on the Manchester
cultural scene.'

Maria Balshaw, Director, The Whitworth

Vaughan Allen

'The last weekend in October is a busy
one for Manchester’s attractions,
shops and restaurants, and Buy Art
Fair will undoubtedly add to the buzz
on the streets.'

Vaughan Allen, CEO, CityCo

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