The 15th edition of Manchester Art Fair is set to open to the public this November, complete with a huge curated line-up of global artists.
Taking place across the city at many well-known art institutions, including respected galleries Saul Hay and MASA_UK Art Gallery, this year’s edition features talks, limited edition prints and a whole three-days of exhibitions.
New for 2022, the line-up includes more artists from across the UK, such as Lexi Laine and Ben Baker. Lexi Laine is renowned for working in the medium of photography and trained in the art of freediving in order to achieve her ethereal underwater artwork, and Ben Baker uses iron wire to transform his fluid single line drawings into a tangible version. Bringing his drawings to life often using mechanisms to involve the viewer.
Providing a further unique and engaging platform for art and culture enthusiasts renowned Manchester artists Stanley Chow and Ghislaine Howard will be talking about how they became artists, developed their style and practice and have then gone on to achieve international success.
Running alongside Manchester Art Fair 2022 is The Manchester Contemporary, a collegiate fair for young galleries, artist-led spaces, charitable organisations and partner institutions that provides a critically engaged environment for artistic exploration and development.
Speaking on the event, Manchester Art Fair Director, Sophie Helm, said: “Since we launched in 2008 we have welcomed over 85,000 art lovers who have spent over £5m on art through Manchester Art Fair. 2022 will be our most ambitious edition to date with 120 exhibiting artists and galleries, and an expanded visitor programme of free workshops and intimate artist talks as well as exclusive limited edition print releases from world renowned artists.”
The fifteenth edition of the event will open at Manchester Central with a VIP preview on Friday 4th November with complimentary drinks and a DJ set by one of Manchester’s favourite artists, Stanley Chow. It will then open to the public on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November with over 8,000 people anticipated to attend.
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Manchester Art Fair 2022
Date: 4th, 5th and 6th November
Venues: Various galleries across the city
Price: £0 - £19.78