Printfest 2023 is open
for advanced online booking! 

Buy your tickets to the Opening Talk, Preview and Main Printfest Exhibition, plus, choose from seven Printmaking Workshops

Opening Talk

Thursday 27th April, 6~8pm
Tickets £5, available online only & in limited numbers
Hear from Printfest’s headline artists as they talk about their work.

Friends of Printfest go free

Bar opens at 5.30pm

Printfest Preview

Friday 28th April, 6.30~9pm
Tickets £5, available online only & in limited numbers
Also valid for the Main Exhibition

Friends of Printfest go free and have access from 5.30pm

Hilary Paynter

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!


Saturday 29th April, 10~5pm
Tickets £5, available online and on the door
Valid for the whole weekend

Sunday 30th April, 10~4pm
Tickets £5, available online and on the door
Friends of Printfest go free

Printmaking Workshops

Seven Printmaking Workshops over five days, from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th April, half-day and full-day workshops to choose from; Letterpress, Linoprint, Collagraph, Drypoint, Monoprint, Paper Lithography and Tetra PAK printmaking methods to explore

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

Printfest in Schools

We aim to inspire young people with printmaking, encouraging the use of printmaking techniques and an appreciation of printmaking by others.

A printmaking brief for 2023 has been provided to Primary and Secondary Schools to spark ideas for projects and artwork which will be displayed at The Coro during Printfest 2023.

Printfest 2023 Artists line-up

Hilary Paynter ~ Printmaker of the year
Gail Mason ~ Printmakers’ Printmaker

| Sally Adkins  |  Ruth Ander  |  Sinclair Ashman  |  Jamie Barnes  | Deborah Bowness  |  Adele Burdon  |  Ian Burke  |  James Bywood  |  Ian Cox  |  Jess Davies  |  Alison Diamond  |  Jane Duke  |  Katie Edwards  |  Graham Firth  |  Richard Foster  | Angela Hall  |  Penny Hunt  |  Glenn Ibbitson  |  Emily Ketteringham  |  Marion Kuit  |  Pete Marsh  |  Jenny Martin  |  Beverley Matchette-Downes  |  Emerson Mayes  |  Jenny McCabe  |  Flora McLachlan  |  Hazel McNab  |  Joshua Miles  |  Mark Pearce  |  Tessa Pearson  |  Babs Pease  |  Anja Percival  |  David Robertson  |  Holly Magdaline Scott  |  Rahil Sheikh  |  Nell Smith  |  Kelly Stewart  |  Lisa Takahashi  |  Glenn Tomkinson  |  Jane Walker  |  Frans Wesselman  |  Deb Wing |

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