Printmakers’ Printmaker

Over the Printfest weekend each year, we ask the exhibiting artists to nominate their favourite printmaker. That artist becomes our Printmakers’ Printmaker, an accolade which is particularly meaningful to artists as it reflects recognition by their peers. They are awarded a free stand for the following year.

Printmakers’ Printmakers:

2019 – Helen Murgatroyd
2018 – Flora McLachlan
2017 – Georgina Bown
2016 – a year out
2015 – Fouzia Zafar
2014 – Joanna Bourne
2013 – Rosemary Vanns
2012 – Ross Loveday
2011 – Angela Harding
2010 – Henrietta Corbett
2009 – Julia Manning
2008 – Raymond Higgs
2007 – Simon Ripley
2004 – Shelley Burgoyne

Printmakers’ Printmaker 2019 ~ Helen Murgatroyd

The Printmakers’ Printmaker Award was presented to a delighted Helen Murgatroyd! We are very pleased to be able to look forward to welcoming her back in 2020. Here she is receiving her Award certificate from the Printfest Patron Alan Stones.

“I am a printmaker based in North Cornwall. I studied Graphic Design in Manchester before specialising in Printmaking at The Royal College of Art. I make print editions centred round themes of food, still life imagery and the domestic everyday. I work mainly in linocut but I also reproduce my drawings in alternative ways by making interventions and adaptations to the traditional print processes. I am available for exhibitions and illustration commissions.”