image credit: Jane Emberson, Calantha courtesy of Art Dog London



  • Buy Art Fair and The Manchester Contemporary celebrate their 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.

  • Great to see two of our exhibitors working together ... IMAGE MUSIC TEXT  is an exhibition by Division of Labour at IMT gallery with artists making work through the merging of ideas, methods and material across disciplines.
  • Field Editions works with photographers to produce benefit limited edition photographic prints in support of Northern photography.

  • An afternoon of discussion and debate that seeks to unravel how and why
    certain cities have become recognised as centres for the Art Market
  • 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.

  • Laurence Lane & Paulette Terry Brien of The International 3 have again been appointed curatorial coordinator for the 2016 edition of The Manchester Contemporary.
  • 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.

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