THE MANCHESTER PRINT FAIR
The Manchester Print Fair is an independent arts event, celebrating the best of design, illustration and photography in the North West and beyond.
Started in 2011 by designer Alessandra Mostyn, the fair offers a creative platform for designers to meet the public, promote their work and network.
The 1st fair took place on Sun 25th of September and Night & Day Café, 26 Oldham Street, with a handful of design students and freelancers and continued to grow, moving to bigger venues such as Twenty Twenty Two NQ, MadLab and The People's History Museum.
With more space to play with, workshops became an integral part of the event, with live screen printing from Leed's based Hope House Print alongside print competitions. GF Smith's sponsorship of the event could be seen in the form of paper workshops for all the family, working along side traditional art demonstrations such as letterpress from Cleeve Press and Red Button Press from Liverpool, and screen printing from Sarah Hardacre, Hot Bed Press in Salford and Liverpool's Print Social to name a few!
In October 2016 it celebrated it's 5th Birthday at London Road Fire Station. With over 50 artists as part of Design Manchester's Design City Fair, who partnered with Allied London and GF Smith to create one of its biggest design events to date.