Now entering its fourth year, Manchester’s leading art buying event, Buy Art Fair, will return to Spinningfields from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October 2011.
Manchester By Laura JordanSponsored by Jaguar UK, Spinningfields and The Avenue Manchester and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council funding, the four day event will host 60 galleries from across the UK which will exhibit works from over 300 artists. Buy Art Fair welcomes over 5,500 art lovers, collectors, curators and first-time buyers, each keen to see the latest works in contemporary and classic paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces.
Visitors will see works by artists such as Laura Jordan, with her aesthetically beautiful cityscapes from around the world; War Boutique, whose work tackles the subject of war head-on and Rob Wilson, whose art is inspired by the dramatic architecture and moody landscapes found in the North West and who was recently commissioned by Manchester City Manager, Roberto Mancini, to create a Manchester-themed painting for his home in Italy.
Interest free loans to help you buy original art
Buy Art Fair will be supporting Arts Council England’s Own Art scheme at this year’s show. Designed to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy and collect contemporary art, Own Art offers an interest free loan scheme allowing participants to borrow up to £2,000, or as little as £100, and pay back the loan in 10 monthly instalments. (Representative 0% APR.)
Arts Council England aims to put the arts at the heart of national life and Own Art helps achieve this by making it possible for people to live with art they love. The scheme also helps support artists and galleries who sell high quality contemporary art.
The scheme will be available through selected Own Art member galleries at Buy Art Fair this year and in over 250 galleries across England and Scotland. To find participating galleries and for further information on Own Art, visit www.ownart.org.uk
Thinking about starting an art collection?
'Red Mist' By War BoutiqueVisitors to this year’s Buy Art Fair can take top tips from established collectors and curators who will be delivering an informative talks programme featuring prominent figures from the art world and offering visitors an insight into starting and developing an art collection. Topics include Northern Art Stars, Collecting on a Budget and Collecting Prints & Editions. Visit www.buyartfair.co.uk/talks for more information.
The talks programme will feature as part of The Manchester Contemporary, Buy Art Fair’s sister event which provides a selection of critically engaged contemporary art from a combination of emerging and established artists. These will include tours of the gallery stands and insights into the work available.
For new collectors, a visit to the new Print Room in The Manchester Contemporary will give you an opportunity to purchase limited edition prints by artists represented by galleries exhibiting at the fair.
New for 2011
The Corner House, Rob WilsonThis year’s Buy Art Fair will be located on the first floor of Quay House in Hardman Square, a well established building surrounded by restaurants, bars, coffee shops and most notably, the Manchester Opera House.
Speaking about the forthcoming event, Buy Art Fair’s managing director, Thom Hetherington, said: “Since the fair first launched in 2008, the number of people visiting Buy Art Fair and the value of art being purchased has more than doubled. Based on the success of the previous fairs, we’re sure that this year’s will be the best yet.
“Buy Art Fair welcomes some impressive established and emerging artists from across the country, giving visitors with a keen interest in buying and collecting original art a fantastic opportunity to view the latest pieces direct from the artists and their galleries.”
When: Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 October 2011
Where: Quay House, Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3AJ
Tickets: Advanced registration for tickets is now available at www.buyartfair.co.uk
|Advanced booking||On the door|
|Preview evening||Invite only||Invite only|
|Concessions (students/senior citizens)||Free||£4.00|
|Children (under 16)||Free||Free|
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