Hilary Paynter
is Printmaker
of the Year 2023

Hilary is one of the UK’s leading wood engravers, and a force for printmaking. We look forward to welcoming her to Ulverston and to Printfest.

Great reasons to become a Friend of Printfest

Free entry to the Friday Preview from 5.30pm is just one of them! Click for more!

Gail Mason
Printmakers’ Printmaker

Voted Printmakers’ Printmaker 2022 Gail Mason will be back for Printfest 2023. Follow Gail on Instagram to see what she is getting up to. Print shown is Bolero; 56x75cm, screen monotype by Gail Mason

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 www.katekirkwood.com