Printmakers’ Printmaker 2017-05-02T22:28:14+00:00

Printmakers’ Printmaker


Over the Printfest weekend each year, we ask the exhibiting artists to nominate their favourite printmaker. That artist becomes our Printmakers’ Printmaker, an accolade which is particularly meaningful to artists as it reflects recognition by their peers.

Printmakers’ Printmakers:
2017 – Georgina Bown
2016 – a year out
2015 – Fouzia Zafar
2014 – Joanna Bourne
2013 – Rosemary Vanns
2012 – Ross Loveday
2011 – Angela Harding
2010 – Henrietta Corbett
2009 – Julia Manning
2008 – Raymond Higgs
2007 – Simon Ripley
2004 – Shelley Burgoyne

Printmakers’ Printmaker 2017 ~ Georgina Bown

Georgina Bown has been voted Printmakers’ Printmaker 2017. We are delighted to be able to look forward to welcoming her back in 2018. Here she is receiving her Award certificate from Printfest Patron Tim Robertson

Since graduating from the Chelsea SOA Georgina has successfully engaged with many types of artistic expression from large scale metal sculpture to various printing/drawing techniques. Living on the East Lothian coastline has greatly influenced her subject matter which has resulted in a growing obsession with the monolithic metal structures of submarines. This fascination with structure, power, scale and a menacing presence has turned into a series of powerful Monotype artworks. Georgina works mainly with the drawing technique of Monoprinting which she has adapted and mastered over recent years. Submarines are depicted out of water or suspended making them powerless and vulnerable which she finds intriguing