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Manchester Art Fair 2024

Talks & Classes 2023

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  1. © Rachel Cherry
    Central 3 in main entrance
    Join a conversation between Paulette Brien (Curator at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool), and Artist and Disability Arts and Rights activist, Tony Heaton OBE - as they unpack some of the key concerns within the artist’s practice and explore the disability arts movement, past and present.
  2. Etching with Artist Georgie Fay
    Stand 322
    Artist and Creative Facilitator Georgie Fay will demonstrate the art of Etching
  3. Photopoylmer Prints with Lois Gilbert
    Stand 322
    Artist Lois Gilbert will be inking and printing fine tonal images with photopolymer plates.
  4. Self-expression with colour + gesture
    Art Classroom (off main entrance)
    Explore emotive colour, distorted shapes, and gestural mark-making to express inner moods and feelings from chaos or sadness to joy or hope.
    Creative Art Courses
  5. Rogue Women
    Central 3 in main entrance
    Rogue Women Jen Orpin Margaret Cahill Julie Cassels Lindsey Bull Ruth Murray Emmer Winder Andrea Booker Jo McGonigal 
  6. Jane Evans
    Art Classroom (off main entrance)

    An introduction to the art of Gyotaku and the history of this art form from it’s origins in Japan.  A print will be taken from a line caught Anglesey Bass showing how the fish is prepared for printing and a few tips and tricks if you fancy trying this out at home. 

  7. Creativity + Visual thinking
    Art Classroom (off main entrance)
    Creative intelligence is developed by moving our hands, our bodies. Artists draw to think, artists draw to resolve ideas through convergent thinking.
    Creative Art Courses
  8. Central 3 in main entrance

    Come and hear about Castlefield Gallery’s 40th anniversary year of programming coming up in 2024 which will see the return of art works from the gallery’s very early days being shown alongside new works by a younger generation of artists. Matthew will discuss examples of how and why artists are finding it important to revisit and reimagine the past in their work and how this might inform the way we think about the future.

  9. Liam Spencer
    Central 3 in main entrance

    This presentation is an introduction to Liam Spencer’s work, and an exploration of the Irwell and its valley from its source in Rossendale to its destination at Salford Quays and the Manchester Ship Canal. Paintings, drawings, photography, and film will reveal its post-industrial landscapes and the wildlife which thrives there, often discreet and hidden from view.

  10. Illustration with Cass Art
    Art Classroom (off main entrance)

    Tom & Chris from Cass Art will be demonstrating illustration with Fine Liners and Paint Markers, using various themes to produce graphic and illustrative artworks.

    Cass Art
  11. Illustration with Cass Art
    Art Classroom (off main entrance)

    Tom & Chris from Cass Art will be demonstrating illustration with Fine Liners and Paint Markers, using various themes to produce graphic and illustrative artworks.

    Cass Art
  12. Victoria Coleman
    Central 3 in main entrance
    Polly Checkland Harding talks with Victoria Coleman, the artist behind this year's cats on the Manchester Art Fair creative for 2023.
  13. Creativity + Visual thinking
    Art Classroom (off main entrance)
    Creative intelligence is developed by moving our hands, our bodies. Artists draw to think, artists draw to resolve ideas through convergent thinking.
    Creative Art Courses
  14. Etching with Artist Georgie Fay
    Stand 322
    Artist and Creative Facilitator Georgie Fay will demonstrate the art of Etching.
  15. Seeking The Abstract
    Art Classroom (off main entrance)
    Travel the journey from Realism to Abstraction and create your own abstract art with inspiration from one of Europe's most influential artists, Piet Mondrian. Suitable for adults of all abilities
    Creative Art Courses
  16. Photopoylmer Prints with Lois Gilbert
    Stand 322
    Artist Lois Gilbert will be inking and printing fine tonal images with photopolymer plates.
  17. MAKE – Manchester, Art, KnownOrigin and eBay.
    Central 3 in main entrance

     KnownOrigin x eBay

    How Manchester’s art scene, combined with the cities technological excellence spurned the “digital art marketplace” KnownOrigin.

    KnownOrigin
  18. Chad McCail
    Central 3 in main entrance
    An in-conversation with artists Chad McCail and Amrit Randhawa (Taxi Cab Industries), chaired by Robert Parkinson (the Whitworth)
  19. Cork & Canvas
    Art Classroom (off main entrance)
    Cork & Canvas Presents Paint Your Mate Picasso Style 
    Cork & Canvas
  20. In Conversation: Ian Rayer Smith
    Central 3 in main entrance
    My artistic inspiration draws from various sources, as much from the techniques of the Old Masters as it does from our ever evolving contemporary culture. My primary aim is to create paintings which d ...
  21. Williams BMW Presents The Recharge in Nature Project
    Central 3 in main entrance

    Join Williams BMW on a journey through art and nature with three professional artists working in and around the Peak District National Park, who created an immersive backdrop for their installation at this year’s Manchester Art Fair.

    Williams BMW