Printfest 2020 dates:
Saturday 2nd May
Sunday 3rd May

In 2019 we welcomed
over 1,800 visitors

Printmaking workshops
in Ulverston

Print Share are an Ulverston printmaking group, working in partnership with Printfest to provide four printmaking workshops following the Printfest weekend: Monoprinting, Linocut, Paper Lithography and Drypoint. Places still available, book at
£35 per workshop.
Venue: Little Barn, Meeting House Lane, Ulverston
Dates: 10am to 3pm, 11th, 18th, 25th May & 1st June 2019

Printfest 2019 Winners!

See the Winners of Printfest 2019 and the Sponsors’ comments
See the Sponsors and who has won each year
We look forward to welcoming Helen Murgatroyd back in 2020!

Opening Talk

Fantastic start to the Printfest weekend, the Opening Talk by Sadie Tierney and Flora McLachlan was inspiring and invigorating.

of the Year 2019
Sadie Tierney

Sadie visited the Lake District to complete an Artist’s Residency, she created two commissioned prints of Wastwater, and a box set of drypoint drawings created on location. The first editions was unveiled at Printfest 2019.

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