Posted 20.09.2012 by Bryony Bond in News

Part 4 of issue 3 launch at The Manchester Contemporary

We warmly welcome guests and friends of Corridor8 to this year’s Manchester Contemporary, which will once again be held alongside the Manchester Buy Art Fair, Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 Sept, at Spinningfields, Manchester.

As well as taking our usual stall, this year Corridor8 will be launching Part 4 of Issue #3 of the journal — a special ‘Manchester’ edition. An event will mark the occasion on Sunday 30 Sept at 1pm, with writer and broadcaster Bob Dickinson who will be examining the cultural landscape, the buildings and the visual art that’s nurtured in Manchester and will be plotting how the city can navigate the pot-holes of conformity and corporate dominance.

Dickinson is also the guest ‘place’ writer in this issue, which also puts the spotlight on the North of England’s difference makers, individuals who have changed the cultural landscape for the better. Curator Rosie Cooper looks back over the long-standing and exceptional John Moores Painting Prize, and the edition includes a specially produced print insert by Peter Liversidge, an artist whose proposals created a unique debate for the John Moores Painting Prize this year.

All four parts of Issue #3 will be on sale at the Corridor8 stall, including a unique binder — free to subscribers of the Issue — that brings all four parts together into one volume. The binder will be on sale, but readers may also subscribe before September 30th to receive it free.

With 21 exhibitors, this year’s Manchester Contemporary is bigger than ever, and occupies the whole of ground floor of Quay House, Spinningfields, with direct access from the Buy Art Fair marquee.