For artists & art lovers everywhere
Whether you're an artist, collector an avid art viewer or just looking to view great work. We have some amazing contemporary art exhibitions in fantastic venues, right around the country.
Offering an opportunity for artists and collectors to meet, buy and chat to the artists direct.
Find out the drivers behind established, new and emerging artists all with their own great stories to tell.
We're putting the artist back in charge of their art and cutting out the middleman, our shows never take commissions and that makes the art more affordable for collectors and more profitable for the artists.
NEWS! COVID-19 Outbreak - Manchester & Harrogate now delayed until later in the year.
We would like to wish all our members, exhibitors, suppliers and their families well during this unprecedented crisis.
Artists, in particular, seem to fall between the Government’s help schemes. We have spoken to hundreds of artists who are struggling on a day to day basis, we can only hope that things get back to normal as soon as possible and we wish all of you good luck.
We continue to monitor the situation carefully and will advise on current and future exhibitions as the situation changes.
In order to hold events with maximum footfall to give the best possible outcome, all events have now been out back to September at the earliest. Hopefully, at this point, social distancing will be relaxed and we will be able to have unrestricted entry for visitors to the exhibitions, without queueing. We have been advised that the maximum number of people at the events would be reduced by 65% and artists would be unable to stay with their work.
Many, many thanks to all of you, who have taken the time to wish BAE and its staff well during the outbreak.
Take care, stay safe, we'll be back soon, the BAE & WAE team.
Manchester 2020 Vision & Corvid-19 Statement. More information
This is, without doubt, one of the most difficult decisions we have had to make since our business started, just 18 months ago.
However due to increasing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 the decision has been made to postpone the Manchester 2020 exhibition.
This decision was not made lightly but with the World Health Organisation declaring the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic we have to consider the safety of our exhibitors, attendees, and staff.
While the UK government is yet to ban public gatherings, the situation is changing daily, and we feel the current anxiety surrounding COVID-19 will impact the success of the event as people try and avoid infection. It is also important to note that several exhibitors are travelling from overseas including; Asia, The Middle East, Europe, America and Canada.
These international artists would have to self-isolate for 14 days, an almost impossible thing to do as a visitor/traveller to the UK. We also have major concerns that the show, like other events, would be avoided both by our guests and the general public. As such, and with all the facts currently available to us, we are proposing to postpone the show until September to make the exhibition a complete success.
Trust that we are working as hard as we can to find a date that doesn’t conflict with other events, and offers the best opportunity for success, as soon as safely possible.
We appreciate your understanding that this decision has been made out of an abundance of caution and everyone’s best interests in mind. Once a new date has been arranged we will confirm this via email.
The Harrogate 2020 will now be held in September at a date to be confirmed, the government's current social distancing guideline will severely limit the number of visitors to the event at any one time. as the outbreak develops and will keep all exhibitors informed. More information
Our Intu and Pop-Up exhibitions which were due to be released will now be held back until further notice. The entering into administration may push these events back until 2021.
DELAYED DUE TO COVID-19 Manchester '2020 Vision' Art Exhibition
Manchester's newest, exciting and amazing space the 'Brickworks' on Deansgate,in the heart of Manchester. Date to be re-confirmed due to Covid-19 outbreak.
The event will run for 4 days | Friday premier preview 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Saturday/Monday 10:00 am - 5.00 pm | Sunday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm