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

Inside the Fair

Exclusive Interview: Frank Cohen

Frank CohenRenowned 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

Talks Theatre
Saturday 24 Sept, 11.00

In Conversation with Pavel Buchler

Pavel BuchlerPavel will be talking with Jonathan Watkins, director of Ikon gallery in Birmingham and Kwong Lee, director of Castlefield about reinventing the 'local artist'.

Talks Theatre
Sunday 25 September, 13.00 - 14.00

Guided Tours

Guided ToursTouring the show with a knowledgeable art expert is one of the richest ways to experience The Manchester Contemporary. They can introduce you to the artwork,  provide context and answer your questions.

Friday 23 Sept 17.00
Saturday 24 Sept 12.00, 14.00 & 16.00
Sunday 25 Sept 12.00 & 14.00

Fair Cities: Exploring the Ecology of Art Market Centres

Fair Cities ConferenceAn 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.

Saturday 24 Sept 14.00 - 17.00

Image Credit: Edwin Burdis, AutoLaque, 2016, Installation view, VITRINE, Basel. Courtesy VITRINE. Photographer Nici Jost.

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Book Launch - Saturday 24 Sept, 3pm

Division of LabourPlease join Division of Labour to celebrate the publication of Specialism with readings by the book’s editor, David Blamey and contributor, Matthew Cornford.

Copies of the book will be available at the event at a special reduced price £15.00.


 Own Art Pus

Own Art PlusNew 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


Private White V.C. Pop Up Store

Private White V.C.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.