FAIR CITIES 2017 – The Manchester Contemporary

FAIR CITIES : Collectors, Collections and Collecting

Date: Saturday 28th October 2017

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Venue: The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX. See here 

Tickets: FREE *

 *Please note places will be allocated on first come first served basis on the day. Visit the Tickets section of The Manchester Contemporary website and enter promotional code FairCities. You will receive a Free weekend entrance ticket for The Manchester Contemporary and Buy Art Fair which includes free entry to Fair Cities Or Quote FairCities on arrival at the Ticket Desk

JOIN US for a presentation from Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford and a Q&A chaired by Paulette Terry Brien, Co-Director of The International 3, Salford, that will explore and examine the motivations for and impact of public, private and corporate collecting.

Paul Hobson has been the Director of Modern Art Oxford since September 2013.  Paul read History at Oxford University and completed post-graduate studies in aesthetics and contemporary visual theory.  Working for more than twenty years in the art world, Paul joined the gallery as Director in 2013 following senior roles at the Contemporary Art Society, The Showroom, the Serpentine Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Fair Cities is a platform for contemporary art market discussion and debate. Fair Cities 2017 is organised by The International 3 on behalf of Contemporary Visual Art Network North West (CVAN NW) and is hosted by The Manchester Contemporary. It is supported by CVAN NW via Arts Council England and The Manchester Contemporary. The inaugural event, FAIR CITIES: Exploring the Ecology of Art Market Centres, launched at The Manchester Contemporary in 2016.

Further information: or contact:  Paulette Terry Brien:

  • Paul Hobson, 2015 © Modern Art Oxford. Photo: Edmund Blok