Applications are OPEN!

Get ready for Printfest 2020!
Deadline 7th January 2020

Awards for Artists at Printfest 2020

All our wonderful Sponsors are back for printfest 2020, and we have new awards as well as the Visitors’ Prize Draw!

Printmakers’ Printmaker

Voted Printmakers’ Printmaker 2019 Helen Murgatroyd will be back for Printfest 2020

Looking for a great Christmas gift?

Give the gift of membership
Give a little bit of red carpet treatment with Friends of Printfest membership

‘Printmaker of the Year 2020’ 

It’s really exciting to have the lovely Anita Klein as our Printmaker of the Year 2020, do follow her on Instagram to see her work and what she is getting up to

Printmaking workshops and courses in the North

If you are looking for courses on printmaking, take a look at this listing

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 the experience of making artwork purchases direct from the artists. You get to talk to the artist, hear the story behind a piece of work and find out more about printmaking. The artist gets to hear why you, as a visitor, have responded to it.

Printfest was founded in 2001 and is the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival. Printfest is held the first weekend in May at the Coronation Hall in the festival town of Ulverston, Cumbria.

Official Printfest Photographer: Kate Kirkwood