Manchester's fair for the best in emerging contemporary art

The Manchester Contemporary is the foremost UK art fair outside London for world class critically engaged contemporary art. It returns for its eight edition to Old Granada Studios on 22-25 September 2016.

The Manchester Contemporary's underlying ethos is to present the best in emerging critically engaged contemporary art by artists of regional, national and international repute. It gives a platform to commercial and not-for-profit initiatives that are committed to developing artists’ careers and establishing long-term relationships with audiences and collectors alike.

Latest News

  • Laurence Lane & Paulette Terry Brien of The International 3 have again been appointed curatorial coordinator for the 2016 edition of The Manchester Contemporary. read more
  • The Manchester Contemporary returns for the eighth year to Old Granada Studios in Manchester. Produced alongside Buy Art Fair, this is the largest art fair outside of London. read more
  • The Manchester Contemporary is delighted to offer individual companies or business groups looking to entertain key clients or staff a private corporate tour which encompasses a wine reception followed by a tour of selected art work and galleries, hosted by your very own expert curator from Manchester Art Gallery or the Whitworth. read more
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The Manchester Contemporary includes over 25 booth presentations as well as the chance to join a guided tour of the exhibits led by leading city art curators.

Stay with us a while and enjoy the cafe, then when you have bought your favourite piece(s!) take advantage of some of the many food and drink offers available around the city.

How to get here: 

Old Granada Studios St Johns,
Quay Street,
M3 4PR

Sat Nav: M3 4PR

The nearest NCP carparks are Water Street, Bridge Street, New Bailey Street and Spinningfields. Their locations can be seen here.

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