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Private View & Curator Programmme at The Manchester Contemporary

The Manchester Contemporary returns to Old Granada Studios on 24-27 September 2015 for our 6th year with a record number of galleries. The fair reflects the growth and strength of the best of a UK wide art scene that is constantly evolving, as well as Manchester’s own cultural renaissance.

We are delighted this year to have partnered with Manchester Art Gallery to provide you with the chance to not only visit the fair but attend a talk by Matthew Darbyshire as his major new exhibition opens at the gallery.

Thursday 24 September 2015

Please join us for the private view of The Manchester Contemporary, with drinks and canapés as you meet this year's curated selection of galleries.

Friday 25 September 2015

10.00   Welcome to Manchester Art Gallery

10.30   Talk by Matthew Darbyshire and an introduction to An Exhibition for Modern Living

11.30   Transport to The Manchester Contemporary at Old Granada Studios

12.00   Lunch at The Manchester Contemporary

13.00   Guided Tour led by Fair Curators

Laurence Lane & Paulette Terry Brien of The International 3 will take you on an exclusive tour of the fair with introductions to the directors of some of the UK's most exciting contemporary galleries and project spaces.

15.00   Chance to enjoy some of the city’s art spaces and events including:

The International 3

- BRASS ART / Shadow Worlds | Writers’ Rooms – Freud’s House


Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art

- Both Sides Now: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times?



- Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige: I must first apologise…


Castlefield Gallery

- Melanie Manchot, Twelve


Manchester Art Gallery

- Half Life of Miracle by Pat Flynn

- Exhibition by Hondartza Fraga


The Whitworth

- The Starry Messenger, Bedwyr Williams

- Richard Forster

- Magna Carta (An Embroidery), Cornelia Parker


Full details will be provided for you on arrival

Click here to book a free place


Earlier Event: September 24
The Manchester Contemporary
Later Event: September 25
Plymouth Art Weekender