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The Manchester Contemporary

Manchester's fair for the best in emerging contemporary art

The Manchester Contemporary returns for its 6th year with a record number of galleries as demand to participate in the fair continues to grow. It has remained consistent in reflecting the growth and strength of the best of a UK wide art scene that is constantly evolving. 

Alongside regular galleries from Manchester and London, this year we welcome nine new exhibitors to the city making it the largest fair to date. This line up demonstrates The Manchester Contemporary's underlying ethos as a fair that exists to provide its audience with opportunities to reconnect with galleries and artists they already know while adding to the excitement by creating opportunities for making new discoveries.

Art Collectors

If you have or are building a collection of emerging contemporary art and would like to join our Collector Programme then please complete this short form to apply for your place.

The programme includes guided tours with gallerist introductions, a hosted lunch with a well known collector as well as studio visits and advice on growing your collection.

Call for Curators

The Manchester Contemporary is a unique opportunity for national and international curators to view a wide selection of work by emerging artists represented by a variety of galleries and artist led spaces.

All in just one day, Friday 25 September 2015, and for the price of a rail ticket!

Click here to reserve your free place

Supported by Arts Council England

The Manchester Contemporary is an invitational art fair that gives a platform to emerging galleries and their artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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