Acknowledgements 2018-05-10T13:02:18+00:00


Since Printfest began there have been many supporters and volunteers who have been there in the planning stages and over the Printfest weekends, they have supplied a service, contributed materials and been part of the committee.

Printfest is thrilled to be shortlisted for the Cumbria Tourism 2018 Award in the ‘Tourism Event of the Year’ category.

Our congratulations go out to all the past organisers of Printfest, they were integral in the development of the Printfest reputation. Congratulations to the current organising team for their contribution, dedication, commitment of their time and enthusiasm in bringing about this festival of printmaking.”

Thank you!

Catalogue advertisers

We would like to thank our catalogue advertisers for 2018
Scroll down to read about them and visit their websites

Committee Members:

Founder Members:
Judy Evans; Active member since inception
Ronkey Bullard
Chris Benefield; Chair 2001-2013

Current Committee Members:
Tina Balmer; joined 2007
Keith Bamber; joined 2017 as Treasurer
Sally Bamber; joined 2011; Chair since 2016
Janet Benefield; Member 2001-2003, re-joined 2016
Katie Edwards; joined 2017
Alyson Dickson; joined 2017
Judy Evans; Founder Member
Valerie Madden; joined 2002

Kate Kirkwood; 2017-2018

Rachael Weaver; 2018

Exhibition Build Team
Simon Hanson & Crew; from 2001

Past members:
Janice Benson; Director 2008-2015
Tania Jany Brown
Kate Brunskill; Secretary 2017
Ellie Chaney
Steve Deeming
Liz Drew
Richard Foster
Carolyn Gilsenan
Linda Graham
Ceri Hand
Donna Hurford
Carol Kitts
Jo Lavington
Clyde Oliver
Anthea Raithlin-Jones
Fran Riley
Kerynne Robertson
Beverley White
Bernard Whitfiled
Marie Wilkes
Tim Wright; Chair 2014-2015
Marie Wright

Shaun Blezard

Amelia Lavington
Aaron Carr
Shaun Blezard

Tony Scott
Shaun Blezard

Thank you to our catalogue advertisers 2018:

TwoXTwo, Market Street, Ulverston
Our favourite clothes shop in Ulverston and the owner, Janet Benefield, is a Printfest Team member!

The Tinners’ Rabbit
The Stables Workshop, Buxton Place, Ulverston
FAB picture framers, image scanners and art lovers, Sara Charlesworth, a Printfest Steward, is running the Wrap desk at Printfest

Cumbria Crystal, Ulverston
For workshops on diamond wheel cutting and sandblasting.
For world class, hand-blown and hand-cut English crystal

For beautiful gifts in Ulverston

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
For printmaking workshops and inspiring exhibitions

L’al Churrasco, Market Street, Ulverston
For amazing tapas style food from Spain, Portugal and the Southern Mediterranean, the chef is fab and the manager is wonderful

Gillam’s, Market Street, Ulverston
For organic coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch, in front of an open fire when its wet and cold, both upstair and down

Irving’s, The Butcher
45-47 Market Street, Ulverston
Supporting Cumbrian Farmers

Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies
Quality manufacturer of printing presses, inks and supplies, Hawthorn are setting up shop upstairs in the Supper Room at the Coro over the Printfest weekend

Haigh Architects
Architects with a sensitive touch for restoration. Roger is the sponsor of the Haigh Award

Zillah Bell Gallery
Specialist gallery of Printmaking. We love Zillah Bell because they represent so many great printmakers, including some of Printfest Printmakers of the Year, Jason Hicklin, Anja Percival and Katherine Jones. They also hold the most Norman Ackroyd prints outside the artists own studio.

For art and design materials and for picture framing in Kendal

A fabulous location, wonderful house, full of historic memorabilia on John Ruskin. Two studio spaces show work by local and international artists ~ Our shop sells books, prints, art materials and many gorgeous items ~ The Terrace Coffee House and Restaurant offers superb food and drink with stunning views across Coniston Water ~ There are workshops through the Spring, Summer and Autumn for creative writing, drawing and painting techniques. A place to be ~

Bryan Redhead & Co. Ltd
Chartered certified accountants based in Broughton-in-Furness. We are glad of them for managing the Printfest accounts

The Beach Hut Gallery
A collaborative gallery at Kents Bank Station with wonderful exhibition selections. Beverley White is one of our Printfest Printmaker this year, make sure you visit her stand

Green Door
An Artists Co-operative in Cumbria and North Lancashire, with exhibitions through the year and the Art Trail in April each year. A very supportive group of artists

Printmaking & dyeing shop. Relief printing, screen printing, intaglio, dyeing & batik supplies, advice & workshops. Find us in the Foyer for 2018.

Silverdale & Arnside Art & Craft Trail
Open studios, workshops, live music, demonstration & more…

Cartmel Cheeses
Farmhouse cheeses and fresh bread daily at our shop in Unsworth’s Yard in the beautiful village of Cartmel, Cumbria

Helen Gee Hairdressing
Dedication to detail and commitment to client satisfaction. Uncompromising standards and eclectic approach ensure that every client receives a first class bespoke hairstyle and is afforded an exceptional and personal service.

The Farmers, Ulverston
An award winning pub, wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Ulverston

Gallery H
Fine art, Jewellery, lighting, glassware, furniture, ceramics, silverware and sculpture. Featuring new pieces from Printfest artist Katie Edwards.

An independant picture framers and gift gallery in Ulverston. We stock a range of unique and affordable gifts, many produced locally.

Pots & Paints Gallery
18 New Market Street, Ulverston, 01229-583366
Original art & vintage pottery.

We are a small independent wool shop offering a selection of the best British and international wools available, with a range of garments to see how they look knitted and crocheted. Are you a knitter?

The Medicine Garden
A center for complimentary therapies ~ herbal medicine, massage, reiki, energy work, crystal therapy, Bowen, life coaching and counselling. The birth place of Meldings, regular herb walks, events and workshops ~ watch the window.

WYPW ~ West Yorkshire Print Workshop
Open-access printmaking facilities. Courses, exhibitions and membership.

Stramongate Press Printers
| Design | Digital print | Litho print | Signage |

Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Elizabeth Frink ~ Fragility and Power ~ 22 June – 29 September 2018.

The Rusland Movement
A dedicated team of furniture & cabinet makers.
At the edge of the English Lake District, where the mountains are left behind and the water from its famous lakes flow into the sea, are the design studios, workshops and original showrooms of The Rusland Movement.