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Printfest 2019 dates

Opening Talk: Thursday 2nd May, 6pm
Friends of Printfest Preview: Friday 3rd May, 6.30pm
Private View by invitation: Friday 3rd May, 7-9pm

Open Saturday 4th May, 10-5pm
Sunday 5th May, 10-4pm

Admission £5, includes the catalogue
Tickets sales on the door
In 2018 we welcomed 1,600 visitors

Printmaking workshops
in Ulverston

New workshops available to book now – 4th March – Printfest is delighted to partner with Print Share to promote printmaking in Ulverston ~ Print Share offer an Introduction to Printmaking workshops – you can sign up for the whole course (four full-days) or choose the workshop/technique that most interests you.  Each workshop introduces a different Printmaking technique: Monoprinting, Linocut, Paper Lithography and Drypoint.

Printmaker of the Year 2019 Sadie Tierney

Sadie has visited the South Lakes to complete an Artist’s Residency, she is creating a commissioned print inspired by Ulverston and the surrounding area. The first edition will be unveiled at Printfest 2019.

Mychael Barratt joins Printfest as Patron

“Printfest has been staging its popular artists’ focused festival for nearly twenty years and has become one of the most ardent champions of original printmaking. I am delighted to have been asked to be a patron of Printfest and hope that I can help draw a few more artists to printmaking and a few more enthusiasts to Ulverston!”

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.

Official Printfest Photographer: Kate Kirkwood www.katekirkwood.com