Talk/ Collecting the Future

Join us for wine and nibbles at this exclusive evening hosted in our galleries chaired by Professor Steve Hawley, Head of the Department of Art and Media at Manchester Metropolitan University. For anyone interested in finding out more about contemporary art and collecting, we are delighted to welcome Contemporary Arts Society Director Paul Hobson and Mark Doyle, Head of Collector Development, North West, who will introduce their exciting new North West membership programme. We also welcome artists David Cochrane, Rachel Maclean, Kristel Raesaar, Christopher Thomas and Nick Smith from our current show Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009, who will introduce their practice. With networking opportunities, plus the chance to gain an insight into Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009, this is an ideal event to get a flavour for the future of collecting.