Rule 5 Preview: The Manchester Contemporary


Picture1JJLast night (Sept 25) saw the exclusive preview of Buy Art Fair and The Manchester Contemporary and we were delighted to be in attendance.

The events, collectively the largest art fair outside of London, feature over £1m worth of work from 500 artists in Manchester’s newest exhibition space, Old Granada Studios.

Amongst those exhibiting and in attendance at last night’s preview event was former KLF musician and acclaimed artist, Bill Drummond.  A key feature of The Manchester Contemporary, an invitational art event that gives a platform to emerging galleries and their artists using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Drummond is showcasing work from his world tour, The 25 Paintings.

Also in attendance was UK breakout artist, JJ Adams.  One of the most sought after artists of the moment, Adams unveiled the final piece of his latest autumn collection exclusively at the event.

In a rare and opportune moment we were thrilled to bring together both artists for an exclusive interview, which saw a lot of conversation about South Africa, where both grew up, and little about art!

The work of JJ Adams and Bill Drummond is available for purchase at Buy Art Fair & The Manchester Contemporary this September 26 – 28.  To join the 8,000 visitors anticipated to attend the event this weekend, register for your free ticket at and

Works range from £50 to £5,000+ and include original prints, sculptures and paintings from established and emerging artists.