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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
  • The countdown is on with the single biggest art fair outside of London, returning to Manchester Central this weekend (October 12-14). Works from 600 artists available to buy including Banksy, David Shrigley, Ai Weiwei, Gillian Wearing and Damien Hirst

  • Contemporary classical abstraction

    11 Oct 2018 Olivier Joly

    Fusing abstraction with the figurative, Ian manipulates and transforms classical references until they lose their initial context and produce new meaning, ultimately revealing the physicality and sensory nature of the materials.




  • Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, is to sponsor the Manchester Art Fair (12-14 October 2018), the largest art event outside of London.

  • Curated by Amar Gallery Champions Female Artists

    09 Oct 2018 Chantelle May Purcell

    Curated by Amar Gallery Champions Female Artists

  • More than half the galleries and artists taking part in Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair are bringing exclusive pieces which have never been shown at any other fair.

  •  Philips Art Gallery will be exhibiting a remarkable Kenyan painting, "The Visitor" at the Manchester Art Fair.

  • Philips Art Gallery will be accepting Bitcoin payments at this year's  fair.  This is an exciting development for the gallery and we will be offering a 10% discount to customers who use this method.

  • Art at Manchester Central

    27 Sep 2018 Eamonn Murphy

    Eamonn Murphy returns to the Art Fair at Manchester Central this year after being asked by the venue to create a series of artworks depicting this iconic Manchester landmark.

  • 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

  • The Sunday Times Magazine

    23 Sep 2018 Leaf Arbuthnot
  • The UK's first public sculpture of Vincent Van Gogh is being sited in 6 sites he lived in the UK, France and Belgium. Part of a year long project by Anthony D Padgett that includes 67 oil paintings

Supported in 2018 by

Aviva Investors

5plus Architects

Cheadle Hulme School

G F Smith


i newspaper

Jack Arts

J W Lees

Landmark Investments Group

Manchester School of Art

Manchester City Council

Manchester Evening News

The Principal

Willoughby's Wine

Cass Art