Printfest 2022

Printfest 2022 is over for this year ~ what a weekend we’ve had! Thank you to everyone who visited and to all those of you who found a beautiful hand made print to take home. You have made a difference to the artists’ life and work.

A Press Release was sent out immediately after the Printfest weekend that includes the full list of winners of the sponsored awards.

Sign up for Print Share workshops
in Ulverston

~ next date:
21st May

We were so blown away by the creativity and enthusiasm of everyone who attended our series of Introduction to Printmaking Workshops in 2019, we’re running the workshops for a second year. If you would like to explore a technique further, try your hand at a different method or are a first time printmaker, we look forward to welcoming you to Print Share!


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. Screen monotype by Gail mason, title: Time Travels.

Anita Klein Printmaker
of the Year 2022

Follow Anita on Instagram to see what she is getting up to. Displayed are two of three linocuts Anita created for Printfest during her residency in 2019: top: Lake Swim, below: Into lake Windermere ~ see all three here

The Printfest
Print Collection
13th April
~ 26th May

An exhibition of work from the Printfest Printmakers of the Year 2010-2022 on show at Brewery Arts, Kendal

“Good art should challenge us to think, tell a story and allow us to use our imagination.”
Karel Jacobs
Canter Holland
Read more about Printfest’s Main Sponsor

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!

Printfest Artists

The Swing
Alison Diamond

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