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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.
Art Talk

Art Talk

 

Enjoy a programme of talks with highlights including virtual reality art, in conversation with Pavel Büchler, Farrow & Ball decorating masterclasses, the return of the Fair Cities Conference and a private screening of the film Posthumous Warhol. Find out more

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. Find out more

Print Workshops

Print Workshops

 

Print demonstrations with Hot Bed Press illustrating some of the methods used to make original limited edition prints in a fully functional screenprint workshop. Visit stand 330 to see relief print, screenprint and letterpress demonstrations, as well as the adjoining exhibition of prints selected from their 270 members.

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

Art Café

Art Café

 

Relax in the Art Café with a wide range of drinks, snacks and lunches available. Enjoy a glass of wine while you decide which piece of art to take home!

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

 

Own Art partners with galleries and art fairs to offer interest-free finance on the purchase of contemporary art and craft. You can use Own Art to buy any eligible art and craft at Buy Art Fair, priced between £100 and £25,000. You simply pay back the price of the artwork in 10 monthly instalments, totally interest free. Find out more

Cass Art Kids Area

Cass Art Kids Area

Drop in and join the fun, creative activities designed to inspire and ignite children’s imaginations, run by experienced staff. Create spooky Halloween collages, decorate your very own bat bunting and experiment with mark making drawing techniques accompanied by a range of exciting materials

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