Thursday 27, September 2012
Manchester fair to send art lovers into a Spinn
THIS week marks the start of Spinningfields’ Buy Art Fair, a yearly celebration of creative talent and an opportunity for art lovers to purchase some of the art world’s most sought after pieces along with the work of some fresh faced emerging artists.
With prices ranging from £50 to £5000, there is
something to suit every budget.
This evening’s opening is a special invite only
event whilst the rest of the weekend is open to the public.
The fair is set for a long weekend of
sales with each day offering guests a variety of works exploring a wide range
of creative methods, from painting to printing to photography.
The non-profit fair has boasted a huge
selection of original yet affordable pieces year on year since its launch in
It has been the place to buy art from up and coming graduate talent such as Leanne Richardson and world renowned artists such as Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake.
This year actor and photographer Bill Ward, famous for playing Coronation Street’s Charlie Stubbs will also be making an appearance with a new collection of nostalgic photographs, drawing upon Manchester locations which have inspired him throughout the duration of his working career.
There is no need to worry about feeling out of place amongst experienced art buyers as the event is designed to break down barriers between the novice and the knowledgeable.
Arts talks and guided tours are also available to give guests an insight into the works on show, the artist’s motivations and the world of collecting.
The Buy Art Fair marquee can be found in Hardman Square, Spinningfields.
Online registration for tickets has now closed, but that
doesn’t mean that you will miss out. Visitors will be able to register on the
door for free entry to the fair.
Your ticket will also allow entry into The Manchester Contemporary located in Quay House nearby.
Opening times vary slightly over the weekend so be sure to check the website www.buyartfair.co.uk for more details.
By Jenni Hill
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