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Fair News

  • Philanthropic fund allows three works exploring identity to be selected from the Manchester Contemporary art fair to join the public collection of Manchester Art Gallery

  • This year’s fair will be the most inclusive event yet, with more artists from non-traditional backgrounds than ever, bringing unconventional approaches and fresh perspectives to the largest art fair in the North of England

  • Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Manchester Contemporary returns this October with its largest roster of galleries to date, and under the new curatorship of Nathaniel Pitt, founder and director of Division of Labour.

  • Biggest Ever Roster Marks 10th Edition

  • Work by William Mackrell and Emma Price, chosen by The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund, goes on display at Manchester Art Gallery.

  • The Manchester Contemporary is pleased to announce that Nathaniel Pitt has been appointed Curator. Pitt, the founder of respected gallery Division of Labour, will oversee the gallery roster as well as advising on the Collector Development Program and strategic cultural partnerships, further strengthening the fair’s relationships with collectors, galleries, and institutions in the UK and worldwide.
  • A gift to the city from The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund.

    The Manchester Contemporary, the only UK invitational art fair for critically engaged contemporary art outside London, today announced artists William Mackrell and Emma Price as the first to benefit from its newly-launched The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund.

Supported in 2019 by

Cass Art

Cheadle Hulme School


EPR Architects

G.F Smith

i newspaper

Jack Arts


Manchester City Council

Manchester Evening News

Manchester School of Art

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