Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester
The multi award-winning GNCCF in Manchester is one of the leading selling events for contemporary craft in the UK, attracting over 6000 visitors.
It showcases work from over 160 selected designer–makers: from contemporary ceramicists, jewellers, furniture makers and printmakers, to artists working with glass, paper and textiles.
The GNCCF champions new and established makers, from emerging graduates to critically acclaimed makers. Visitors can chat to the makers and buy or commission work directly from them.
Since 2008, when Thomas Heatherwick opened the first show, the GNCCF has become a much-anticipated highlight in the North's cultural calendar. It was voted Small Event of the Year at Manchester's Tourism Awards 2014, having previously won in 2011, and was a Finalist in the Northern Design Awards 2013.
Iin 2017, GNCCF Manchester partnered up with Design Manchester to be a key event in this annual October festival. The Design Manchester offers more than 50 events in locations all over Manchester including the Design Conference, the Great Debate, the Design City Weekender and numerous exhibitions, talks, workshops and parties. For details of all festival events, visit www.designmcr.com.
GNCCF Manchester is supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery Grant for the Arts.
GNCCF Newcastle takes place on the opening weekend of the Great Exhibition of the North, and will feature over 50 selected designer-makers from the region to sell their work directly to the public. It is delivered in partnership with the Biscuit Factory.
GNCCF Sheffield featuing over 75 exhibitor will take place at the Millennium Gallery in the city centre from 27-29 July.
Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
The LNCCF is a smaller selected spin-off retail event which takes place in Spring and Christmas at AltrinchamTown Hall.
The GNCCFLive is a series of high quality craft workshops led by GNCCF exhibitors.
Consultancy services and education
GNE run Maker Development Workshops and Ann-Marie Franey and Angela Mann are regularly invited to speak at colleges or to groups of makers. Our presentations and workshops can be tailored to suit your requirements.
We have a vast knowledge of makers, both new and established, and offer a consultancy service for shops, galleries and museums on suitable work to stock for permanent retail showcases and temporary exhibitions.
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