04 Dec 2020 Manchester has long been famed as one of Europe’s most creative cities, and recently overtook Cambridge to become the second most attractive city in the UK for tech investment. Now, the founders of Manchester Art Fair have blended these two civic strengths with the launch of EASEL, a new online art buying platform which brings original art from hundreds of British and international artists together in one simple, elegant space where art lovers can view, explore and buy.
Four works of contemporary art with a combined value of £6,875 have been gifted to Manchester Art Gallery for the third year by The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund, created by a group of businesspeople passionate about their city. The work will be available for all to see in the gallery’s permanent collection.
07 Oct 2019 Work by world famous names including Andy Warhol, Banksy and Damien Hirst will be available alongside pieces by the very best Northern talent, at the twelfth edition of Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair, on this weekend at Manchester Central.
This year, The Manchester Contemporary has achieved a majority of female-led galleries and collectives for the first time.
Of the thirty galleries and collectives exhibiting at The Manchester Contemporary 2019 in October, over half are led by women. This year’s exhibitor list reflects a rich history of influential, international female gallerists, as Curator of The Manchester Contemporary Nat Pitt explains:
26 Sep 2019 Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair is one of the largest and most ambitious art fairs in the UK and welcomes visitors looking to buy modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and editioned prints. The fair returns to Manchester Central on 11-13 October 2019 and there are plenty of reasons why you shouldn’t miss a visit this year.
18 Sep 2019 Polly Checkland Harding It can be hard to know where to start, or what not to miss, which is why we’ve put together this list of five cool buys at Manchester Art Fair and Manchester Contemporary.
16 Sep 2019 Louise Rhind-Tutt When Manchester Art Fair launched in 2008, the city centre contained barely three commercial galleries, and it was very difficult for an uninitiated audience to actually buy art. A decade later, the scene is thriving and we’re rapidly becoming a city of art lovers. Manchester Art Fair has undoubtedly played a large part in the shift.