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The Manchester Contemporary

Bringing leading international and UK contemporary art to Manchester

Bringing leading international and UK contemporary art to Manchester

The Manchester Contemporary takes a uniquely artist-focused approach, inviting the most exciting international and UK galleries to participate. With careful selection and bold curatorial vision, The Manchester Contemporary showcases the strength of the UK’s regional artists and galleries alongside key international presentations that can only be seen in Manchester. 

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

Postponement Notice

We are sad to announce that The Manchester Contemporary will not be able to take place this October as Manchester Central will remain the Nightingale Hospital North West until the end of the year. 

It's been a difficult decision but we have decided to postpone the fair to 2021, when we hope to ensure that The Manchester Contemporary can return even better than before with all the great art and features you've grown to love.

Even though we can't get together this won't stop us helping you source great art from the artists and galleries you know and love in a way you can trust.  We’ll be announcing details shortly and as a friend of the fair you’ll be the first to know!

Our artists and galleries have never needed you more than they do now as they, like so many others, struggle to make a living in these difficult times. We hope you'll join us in supporting them through our shared passion for art.

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