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:

2023 – Sally Adkins
2022 – Gail Mason
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 2023 ~ Sally Adkins

Sally Adkins is an artist printmaker based in walking distance of the River Derwent, on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire. She is a multi-disciplinary printmaker, working predominantly in the age-old tradition of acid-based etching, harnessing established techniques to develop finely etched, expressive metal plates that she prints and editions on a traditional intaglio press. She also specialises in monotypes and contemporary interventions in print. Her practice is currently focussed on exploring, expressing and capturing, in print, the movement of river water as it journeys.