Please welcome our
Printmaker of the Year 2019
~ Sadie Tierney

Sadie will be visiting the South Lakes to complete an Artist’s Residency and create a commissioned print inspired by Ulverston and the surrounding area. The first edition will be unveiled at Printfest 2019. Sadie will be joining the Printfest Selection Committee as one of the guest judges on the selection panel.

Preparations for Printfest 2019
are in progress!

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 are open!

Please read through the Information for submissions to help you be prepared to complete the Application Form.

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