Launched in 2009, The Manchester Contemporary is an art fair that looks to encourage and develop a market for critically engaged contemporary art in North West England. We talk to Paulette Terry Brien of The International 3 who, alongside Laurence Lane, has been Curatorial Coordinator for the last three editions of the fair.
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Pamela Wells and Alicja Rogalska report back from Supermarket – an artist-run international art fair in Stockholm. They talk about why their own artist association Laundry attended the event, meet representatives from a vibrant artist-run culture in Sweden and beyond, and offer a sample of some of the organisations who attended.
Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, Cambridge
18 January – 1 March
How does a maker reach the market? Freelance consultant and Market Development Manager for Cockpit Arts Abigail Branagan highlights the key routes.
Abigail Branagan profiles Collect – the international art fair for contemporary objects.
Sarah Thelwall reveals that there is not one art market but several different ones. These markets are very different in terms of the artists, gallerists and collectors who participate and develop them. This Art market tour articulates the main markets and looks at what drives them.
In the run up to the 2008 Zoo Art Fair, Jane Watt’s profile looks at the first four years of this non-profit enterprise.
Penny Jones explores the career of Andrew Tanner who has spent ten years as a designer maker developing many successful ranges of batch-produced ceramics.
Polly Harknett on the practice of emerging jeweller Lina Peterson, including creative/work balance and exploration of markets for her work.
S Mark Gubb talks to Vane about its evolution from an artist-led platform in Newcastle to an artists’ agency operating internationally.
Lucy Kimbell explores the value of artists’ work.
Rod McIntosh gives a rundown on this new art fair and talks to the winners of the Signpost competition star prize.
Lucy Wilson looks at the opportunities and aspirations for taking craft and design practice international, in the first of two articles inspired by the Jetset conference.
Brigid Howarth discovers what makes art buyers tick.
Brigid Howarth talks to an art buyer who has been collecting since the age of nineteen.
Brigid Howarth gives a rare insight into one art buyer’s collection and discovers the favorite haunts for snapping up the next big thing.
Brigid Howarth profiles The Shipley Art Gallery, which holds a public collection of contemporary craft.
Brigid Howarth talks to Deutsch Bank curator Mary Findlay about the sourcing and buying of artworks for the largest corporate art collection in the world.
Brigid Howarth presents an insight into the mind of the art buyer, from private buyers to corporate and public collections.
Kate Day, curator of contemporary craft at Manchester Art Gallery, talks to Amanda Fielding about her work. First in a new six-part series ‘Crossing over’ focusing on arts professionals and how they work with artists.
Stéphanie Delcroix presents The Multiple Store from behind the scenes.
The following checklist by Sheena Etches and Nicholas Sharp covers many of the issues that arise when artists enter an arrangement with a private gallery, dealer or agent.
Brigid Howarth takes an in-depth look at the career path of sculptor and new-media artist Ben Coode-Adams, who makes his living from public and private commissions.
Lucy Wilson explores the development and expansion of Hidden Art, an initiative set-up by Dieneke Ferguson to promote the work of designer-makers in Hackney.
Hilary Williams talks to four artists about how they have developed specific products. She learns about their initial motivation and inspiration, how they developed their ideas into production and what marketing strategies they employed for these particular products.