galleries, project spaces and the purpose built Print Room

Plug! I'm unable to attend due to work commitments, but I promised to post this press release. Local art lovers should notice the participation of the Ceri Hand Gallery ....

27 – 30 October 2011

The third edition of The Manchester Contemporary takes place from 27 to 30 October 2011 in Manchester’s Spinningfields district. Exhibiting work by internationally presenting artists alongside those that are new and emerging The Manchester Contemporary brings together by invitation 10 of the UK’s leading commercial contemporary art galleries alongside a purpose built Print Room and a series of information and project spaces.

Over four days visitors will have the opportunity to view and purchase works by critically engaged artists and learn more about them, their work and the process of collecting contemporary art at the North West’s leading contemporary art-fair.

The Manchester Contemporary will welcome the following galleries and their artists:

Arcade, London
Bureau, Manchester
Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool
Cole, London
Man & Eve, London
Mermaid & Monster, Cardiff
Seventeen, London
The International 3, Manchester
Workplace Gallery, Gateshead

A new addition to the fair in 2011 is The Print Room. Here visitors will be able to view and purchase a wide range of limited edition prints. Works for sale by artists from The Manchester Contemporary exhibitors will be complemented by prints from a selection of other invited organisations. In addition, a series of information and project spaces will include presentations from artist-led spaces, artists’ agencies and partners of The Manchester Contemporary.

Launched in 2009, The Manchester Contemporary is committed to encouraging and developing a market for critically engaged contemporary art in the region.

Once again, Manchester gallery The International 3, has been selected to take the role of curatorial co-ordinator for The Manchester Contemporary art-fair. The International 3 has been charged with bringing together galleries and projects that give art enthusiasts, buyers and collectors the opportunity to access world-class contemporary art.

Paulette Terry Brien and Laurence Lane, co-directors of The International 3 added:

“We are pleased to welcome back to Manchester some of last year’s exhibitors whilst new participating galleries, project spaces and the purpose built Print Room demonstrate our ambition for The Manchester Contemporary to continue to grow as a critical mass opportunity to view and purchase high-calibre contemporary art.”

Details of the artists exhibiting at The Manchester Contemporary will be announced shortly.

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