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We are now gearing up for Printfest 2019!

Printfest 2019 dates are:
Opening Talk: Thursday 2nd May, 6pm
Private view: Friday 3rd May, 7-9pm
Friends of Printfest Preview: from 6.30pm
Open: Saturday 4th May, 10-5pm
Sunday 5th May, 10-4pm.

Applications for Printfest 2019 open
1st October 2018

Have a read through the Information for submissions to help you be prepared.

The search for our
Printmaker of the Year 2019
has begun

Each year we partner with galleries and print studios to find our Printmaker of the Year, this year we have also selected a handful of artists from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

About Printfest

Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints, it is a rare opportunity for some of the best of the UK’s printmakers to gather under one roof, to share practice and learn from each other.

Printfest offers visitors a lovely experience of making an artwork purchase. You get to talk to the artist, hear the story behind that piece of work and find out more about printmaking. The artist gets to hear why you have responded to it as a visitor.

Printfest was founded in 2001 and is the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival. The Printfest weekend is held each early May bank holiday at the Coronation Hall in the festival town of Ulverston, Cumbria.

Tourism Event of the Year Finalist 2018

Printfest was thrilled to be shortlisted by Cumbria Tourism. The four finalists had to demonstrate excellence and innovation, service, welcome, marketing and sustainable practices, all of which adds to Printfest’s appeal to visitors ~ the winner was decided by public vote!

The official Printfest photographer is Kate Kirkwood www.katekirkwood.com