Patrons 2016-10-24T13:15:17+00:00


We are currently inviting Patrons for Printfest and would love hear from all those who feel that they could support Printfest in this capacity.

We are very happy to welcome Tim Robertson and look forward to introducing him to you at Printfest 2017.


We are delighted to welcome our patron Tim Robertson:


Tim Robertson has had a lifelong involvement in the arts. Since 2015 he has been the Director of the Royal Society of Literature, based in London’s Somerset House. Previously he was Chief Executive of the Koestler Trust, the national organisation for arts in prisons. He has managed exhibitions and events in many venues including the British Library, the ICA and Southbank Centre in London, the BALTIC in Gateshead, the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, National Museums Liverpool, MAC Birmingham, Tramway in Glasgow, and the Venice Biennale. He has worked with artists including Jeremy Deller, Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas and Grayson Perry. Tim and his husband Neil divide their time between King’s Cross in London and a second home in Coniston. They are Quakers, and avid hill-walkers, currently just over half way through the 214 Wainwright fells.

“I feel honoured and excited to support Printfest as a patron. Printmaking has always struck me as one of the most fascinating and engaging forms of visual art. I’m so pleased to see printmakers get the showcase they deserve, with a home in the delightful town of Ulverston and a reach wide beyond.”

Photograph of Tim by Jason Ashwood