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Thursday, 7 May 2015

PrintFest 2015

Last weekend I was lucky enough to take part in PrintFest 2015 for the 2nd time.

Founded in 2001, Printfest is the UK’s foremost artist led printmaking festival. Dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints, it offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, meet the artists and learn more about printmaking.  The Printfest weekend is held each May at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston, Cumbria.

After a long drive on the Thursday, in which myself and good friend Sarah (aka weekend assistant) saw a massive cow cross a bridge on the M6 and a rather spectacular rainbow,  we finally arrived in the picturesque market town of Ulverston. 

Set up was on Friday morning and it was lovely to catch up with some familiar faces from last year and to meet new printmakers. Luckily it didn't take too long and I was able to go and have an afternoon nap before the Private view in the evening.

This year I was asked to do a informal printing demonstration within the main exhibition hall where I did a multi coloured woodblock. Was great fun and it seemed to of gone down a treat with the visitors.

It was a very busy fun weekend, meet lots of lovely people and made new printmaking friends.     
Take down was considerably quicker than set up and some of us managed to get a group photo taken.

I've just about recovered and I hope to be back again next year (if they'll have me).

For more information about PrintFest you can visit their website here and to see photos from the weekend you can visit their Facebook page here.