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What's On

Details of talks, events, demonstrations and the Masterpiece charity dinner at The Whitworth will be revealed soon, and for the first time the Buy Art Fair Fringe will see affiliated events and initiatives spilling out across the whole city.
Public Institutions

Public Institutions

 

Pop-up galleries from well-known public institutions selling affordable editions from world famous artists.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

 

Meet fellow contemporary art lovers for a complimentary glass of wine and guided tour of The Manchester Contemporary led by a curator from Manchester Art Gallery.

Print Workshops

Print Workshops

 

Visitors can watch and join in printmaking in a fully working studio courtesy of Hot Bed Press.

Art Transportation

Art Transportation

 

Leopold Eaton can move a single piece of Art to whole collections across the UK. Find out more

Ask the Framer

Ask the Framer

 

Expert, bespoke face to face framing advice from Hetherington Framers. This local and family run firm offer a bespoke service creating traditional and contemporary style frames. Find out more

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

 

An exciting operator, who has provided food, drink and hospitality at some of the country's best high-end festivals including Festival No.6 and Kendal Calling, will provide an intriguing range of hot & cold food, snacks and drinks.

Buy Art Fair

Buy Art Fair

 

Taking place alongside The Manchester Contemporary, since its launch in 2008, over £3m of art has been sold at Buy Art Fair and 50,000 art lovers have attended what is now firmly established as the leading art fair in the North of England. From affordable prints for first time buyers to original pieces from the likes of Damien Hirst for serious collectors and investors and everything in between. 

Own Art & Own Art Plus

Own Art & Own Art Plus

 

Spread the cost of work from £100 to £2,500 over ten months from Own Art member galleries. Spread the cost of artwork from any stand, priced between £2,500 and £10,000, over ten months with an interest-free loan from Own Art Plus. Find out more

Supported by

'Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

U+I

Landmark Investments Group

Manchester School of Art

5Plus Architects

Cheadle Hulme School

Manchester City Council

Manchester Evening News

J W Lees

Artisan

The Prinicipal Manchester

Jack Arts

Own Art

Hetherington Framers

Leopold Eaton