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  • 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.

Exhibitor News

  • It’s Manchester Contemporary 2018 time!!!, Cannot WAIT! Firstly we wanna say congrats to our #BFF Nathaniel Pitt of Division of Labour for scoring the post of Curator at #Mancho ❤️ excited to see what ...
  • Chiara Camoni

    Christian Mooney
    Chiara Camoni (1974, IT) is the first recipient of the inaugural Jackson Tang award for ceramics (2018) - - the priz ...
  • Caroline Achaintre

    Christian Mooney
    Caroline Achaintre (FR, 1969)   Following the success of Caroline’s recent exhibitions in the North of England, namely at the BALTIC (2016), The British Art Show 8 (2016) at Leeds City Art Gallery and ...
  • Anna Barham

    Christian Mooney

    Anna Barham, Crystal Fabric Field, Fragment I (bench).

  • Antonio R. Montesinos

    “Inopias – Veränderung des Maßstabes. Spekulative Modelle”

    Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany

  • Entrevista a Daniel Silvo de Atelier Solar

    01 Feb 2016 Paloma Rodera

    Interview to Daniel Silvo about his project Atelier Solar

  • In the studio there is a loom set up with a tufting work in progress and I admit to a fascination with the technique. She jumps up and gamely gives me a demonstration of the noisy procedure. Shooting ...
  • ​The British Art Show 8 makes big claims, saying it is now the most ambitious and significant survey of British contemporary art today. Visiting it, then, one should get an overview of the current sta ...
  • “Sairagaz” is at the etymological base for the word “sorry” and means “sad”. Sea bunnies are actual slugs, living on the bottom of the sea. Sometimes what comes from deep down needs to bubble up.

  • Inside / Outside, published in Puntkomma, January 2017

    01 Jan 2017 Kiki Petratou / Eva Visser

    There are 2 things that keep fascinating me when it comes to ‘art life’ in Rotterdam. 

  • Aideen Barry

    01 Aug 2017 Kayleigh Ziolo

    Aideen Barry interview

  • Mark Devereux Projects are pleased to announce that we will be participating in The Manchester Contemporary 2018,
    showcasing new works by our represented artist Charlie Franklin.


    12 Oct 2018 Stefan Lundgren
    We currently represent 14 artists, emerging but also established artists, mostly belonging to a younger generation. The program’s focus is on interdisciplinary, concept-oriented and space based approa ...
  • The Epic Interior

    12 Oct 2018 Reg Newitt

    Edge presents... The Epic Interior inspired by the works of Sidney Nolan both Wayne Warren and John M Robinson present two different approaches to the ideas of the interior.

Supported in 2018 by

Aviva Investors

Arts Council England

5 Plus Architects

Cass Art

Cheadle Hulme School

G F Smith


i newspaper

J W Lees

Jack Arts

Landmark Investments

Manchester City Council

Manchester Evening News

Manchester School of Art

The Principal

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