Patrons at Printfest play a special role through their life experiences that support Printfest in untold ways. We are immensely grateful to them.
In 2019 Printfest welcomed Mychael Barratt as our third Patron. Mychael has been President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, he has curated many international exhibitions and was responsible for launching two annual open submission print exhibitions held at Bankside Gallery – the National Original Print Exhibition and The Masters.
In 2018 Printfest welcomed fellow printmaker Alan Stones as our second Patron. Alan brings a wealth of experience in printmaking and exhibited at the very first Printfest in 2001. Alan is playing an active role with the Printfest Team and will be part of the selection committee in January for Printfest 2019.
In 2017 Tim Robertson became our first Patron. In his opening speech at the Private View he talked about the importance of Art in all our lives, the impact it has in both creating it and in living with it. Tim presented all the Awards to Artists, closing the weekend on Sunday afternoon with by presenting the Visitors’ Choice Award.
We welcome Patrons to Printfest, and would love hear from all those who feel that they could support Printfest in the role of ambassador for printmaking.