17 Dec 2021 Proving the city’s philanthropic spirit is as strong as ever, this year saw the largest Manchester Contemporary Art Fund since its inception in 2017. The fund, created by Manchester Art Fair Founder and CEO, Thom Hetherington, alongside local business people who are passionate about their city and its cultural heritage, was set up to acquire art for Manchester Art Gallery’s public collection.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are the latest digital trend to spiral from obscurity to mainstream, with creators such as Eminem, Kings of Leon, Disney, Nike and Manchester City rushing to mint their own collections. While celebrities and brands have been quick to embrace the digital frenzy, the movement is having its greatest impact in the art world with NFT art sales reaching $3.5bn so far this year.*
27 Oct 2021 One of the largest and most ambitious art fairs in the UK, Manchester Art Fair, sponsored by White Circle interior design, looks set to make an impressive return to the North as it reports its biggest ever ticket pre-sale, rise in sponsors and new and returning exhibitors.
24 Sep 2021 Manchester Art Fair One of the UK’s most ambitious art fairs, White Circle Manchester Art Fair, returns with a new headline sponsor to Manchester Central on 20-21 November and has announced its line-up of exhibiting galleries and artists, more partnerships, as well as a focus on the hot topic of NFTs.
09 Sep 2021 EASEL “When curating the artwork for the Lincoln it was important that we focused on Northern artists and Northern Galleries, to directly support the work of artists living and working across the region today.''
Grouping paintings together dates all the way back to the 17th century, but you’ve probably seen an eclectic mix of paintings adorning the walls of a bar or restaurant as it remains a contemporary way to display artwork. So how do you achieve the Salon Hang look at home? Here are some tips and inspiration to get you started.
04 Dec 2020 EASEL 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.