Printfest 2024 is open for advanced bookings

There are seven printmaking workshops to choose from; screenprint, relief collagraph, tetra pak with a twist, linoprint, 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.

Jane Evans
Sebass Duo
35 x 70cm

Katie Edwards
Chasing your tail
30 x 40

Alison Diamond
31 x 40cm

Printfest 2024 takes place
on the early May Bank Holiday

Opening Talk;
Thursday, 2nd May, 5.30~8pm

Printfest Preview;
Friday, 3rd May, 6.30~9pm

Main Exhibition;
Saturday, 4th May, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 5th May, 10am-4pm

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 |

Fouzia Zafar
Flower Bath
61 x 71cm

Laine Tomkinson
I Want Candy
50cm x 37cm

Glenn Tomkinson
Rocky Shore, Ullswater

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

Ulverston Fringe

Celebrating the arts and culture of Ulverston over the Printfest weekend. Arts related venues are signing up to take part and be on the Ulverston Fringe map

Friends of Printfest

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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