To Lay Claim, Erin Armstrong, courtesy of Arusha Gallery
Beautiful Glass (Broken), Cornelia Parker courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts
Buy Art Fair & The Manchester Contemporary 23 – 25 September | Old Granada Studios St Johns, Manchester
ecognised as one of the UK’s most important festivals of visual arts, Buy Art Fair brings galleries, artists, talks and classes, exhibitions, music and award-winning food and drink to Manchester’s Old Granada Studios St Johns. Art from 100 prestigious galleries and artists from across the country will be exhibited at this year’s event, and with over 3,000 pieces for sale, there will be a piece of work for everybody to fall in love with. With prices from £50 to £5000+, first time buyers and serious collectors alike are welcomed. Taking place alongside Buy Art Fair, The Manchester Contemporary is an unrivalled incubator of artistic talent. Using bold curatorial judgement, it offers works for sale from the most exciting, critically engaged, contemporary artists and galleries, many of whom then embark on the international art fair network. This year sees
the largest ever list of exhibiting galleries, with a record number of new participants, hailing from London, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Salford, Preston, Liverpool, Cardiff and Nottingham. This year also sees the fair host a new conference - Fair Cities: Exploring the Ecology of Art Market Centres - an afternoon of discussion and debate that seeks to unravel how and why certain cities have become recognised as centres for the Art Market as well as exploring what kind of Art Market centre Manchester, and more broadly the North West, currently is and can become. This not to be missed leading art fair of the North takes place 23 – 25 September, with an opening night on 22 September. Find out more and book online: buyartfair.co.uk or themanchestercontemporary.co.uk Get half price Friday – Sunday tickets by using code INSIDEARTISTS
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