Printfest 2024 is open for advanced bookings

There are only a few spaces left on the printmaking workshops and some have sold out. Places still available on; relief collagraph, tetra pak with a twist, drypoint with chine collè, chine collè and monoprint. They run from Wednesday 1st May to Sunday 5th May.

You can book your seat at the Opening Talk, buy tickets to the Preview (also valid for the weekend) or buy your entry ticket to the Main Exhibition on the Saturday and Sunday.

Emily Ketteringham
Old Man of Coniston
20 x 27cm

John Mackay
I forget where we are
40 x 30cm

Laura Reiter
Wood Walk
44 x 25cm

Printfest 2024 takes place 2nd-5th May

Opening Talk;
Thursday, 2nd May, 5.30~8pm
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Tickets £5, limited tickets available online only
Hear from Printfest’s headline artists as they talk about their work


Printfest Preview;
Friday, 3rd May, 6.30~9pm
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Ticket £5, limited tickets available online only
Also valid for the Main Exhibition
The awards presentations
Friends of Printfest go free and have access from 5.30pm

Main Exhibition;
Saturday, 4th May, 10am-5pm
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Tickets £5, valid for both Saturday and Sunday
Tickets available online and on the door
Sunday, 5th May, 10am-4pm
Tickets: £5, tickets available online and on the door

Canter Holland is the Printfest Main Sponsor for the third year

Canter Holland are lovers of art. They support Printfest because they enjoy meeting the artists and talking to them about their work. You can read about their acquisitions here.

The Printfest 2024 line-up:

Printmaker of the Year :
Bronwen Sleigh
Printmakers’ Printmaker :
Sally Adkins

| Debby Akam | Ruth Ander | Margaret Ashman | Laura Boswell | Louisa Boyd | Adele Burdon | Ian Burke | Ian Cox | Andi Dakin | Alison Diamond | Katie Edwards | Jane Evans | Graham Firth | Lucy Gell | Jemma Gunning | Russell Hughes | Emily Ketteringham | Aga Kubish | Jon Mackay | Gail Mason | Jenny Mason-Gunning | Ian Scott Massie | Jenny McCabe | Jo McChesney | Hazel McNab | Hannah McVicar | Joshua Miles | Gregory Moore | Lindy Norton | Mark Pearce | Babs Pease | Clare Phelan | Laura Reiter | Jay Seabrook | Caroline Stow | Lisa Takahashi | Rachel Thornton | Glenn Tomkinson | Laine Tomkinson | Jane Walker | Deb Wing | Fouzia Zafar |

Lisa Takahashi
Sailing at Dusk
40 x 60cm

Lindy Norton
58cm x 58cm

Ian Burke
30 x 46cm

The Printmaker
of the Year 2024 is
Bronwen Sleigh ~

Bronwen is excited to exhibit at the 21st Printfest Festival in 2024.

Bronwen is keen to meet with other artists and talk to visitors about her work. She also recognises the edifying opportunity Printfest provides for reflection, observing, “it’s good to look at all of my practice, remembering what I was thinking about at the time, and then to talk about it. I’m looking forward to that.”

Printmaker is
Sally Adkins ~

Sally is very pleased to be joining Printfest, she says its “A priviledge to be selected for such a professional, friendly, artists-led print festival. An absolute MUST in the print calendar”. Printfest is looking forward to welcoming Sally back to Printfest in May.

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Workshops at Printfest

There are seven workshops to choose from this year ~ all of them delivered by members of the Cumbria Printmakers group, click the image to find out more and book your place

Printfest in Schools

Printfest aims to inspire young people with printmaking, encourage the use of printmaking techniques and an appreciation of printmaking by others

Printmaking in Ulverston

Printshare Lakes and Printfest work in partnership to promote printmaking in Ulverston. Click the image to book yourself into a workshop

Ulverston Fringe

Celebrating the arts and culture of Ulverston over the Printfest weekend. 17 arts related venues have signed up to take part – pick up a Fringe map at any of the venues

Image is from Open House in Cavendish Street: Diana Merrick & Jess Levine

Friends of Printfest

Get a little bit of red-carpet treatment ~ become a Friend of Printfest

Awards for Artists

There are 21 awards for artists this year! All the award sponsors are arts-related offering either financial rewards, printmaking materials and even an opportunity for a solo exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk

Official Printfest Photographer: Kate Kirkwood