Blackburn Printfest 2015

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Printmaker’s from across the UK will gather for a weekend celebration of contemporary print design at Blackburn’s first contemporary print festival.

Friday evening will see an opening exhibition of both local and national print designers and artist showcasing their latest and specially created pieces of works. The exhibition will accompanied by a live DJ and drinks bar.

Saturday will see a day of print workshops and print stalls, with live entertainment in the the evening. The workshops will include screen printing, lino printing, stencil printing, marble printing and an experimental sound and print workshop.

The print stalls will be open through Saturday selling original prints and illustrations as well as printed products ranging from prints, cards cups, calendars, cushions, and clothes.

If you are interested in having a print stall please email – the cost will be £10.00 from 10:00 am untill 7:00pm on the Saturday.

When: Friday 15th May – Saturday 16th May 2015.

Where: The Bureau Centre, Victoria Street, Blackburn BB1 6DW

More information: on the website, facebook & twitter.

Credits: Poster design by Katie Ryan words from Blackburn Printfest.


Handprinted Contemporary Print Fair

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Handprinted Contemporary Print Fair is a free event that offers visitors a unique opportunity to browse and buy original prints first-hand from the London-based artists who make them.

Set up by three local printmakers – Tiff Howick, Carole Villain and Justine Ellis – to celebrate traditional hand printing processes and showcase beautiful hand printed art.

The venue is the upstairs bar of Via in Canary Wharf, housed in one of only two remaining 19th Century docklands warehouses, right on the edge of the sparkling West India Quay.

It’s a 10 minute walk from Canary Wharf tube station on the Jubilee line and a 3 minute walk from West India Quays station on the Docklands Light Railway.

Wednesday 15 April 2015. 5pm-9pm. Free entry. The entrance is on the side facing the water, see the map below.

More information about the artists on the website.


Impressions. Printmaking at Maidstone College of Art 1972 to 2014



Printmaking at Maidstone College of Art 1972 to 2014

Herbert Read Gallery

UCA Canterbury

23 February – 20 March 2015

IMPRESSIONS surveys and celebrates the rich heritage of printmaking at the University’s Maidstone campus. The exhibition reflects engagement with printmaking by former students and staff and articulates the influence it has exerted on their subsequent practice and careers.

Featuring where possible, an example of work from their period of engagement with the college and their more recent practice, the exhibitors include; David Hockney RA, Fred Cuming RA, Burt Irvin OBE RA. Tracey Emin CBE RA, Russell Mills, Martin Hanford, Lo Cole, Tim Mara and the three subject leaders in printmaking from this period; Joan Williams RE RWS, Mike Birtchnell and Randal Cook. 


Herbert Read Gallery

UCA Canterbury

New Dover Road




Opening Times 

Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm

Saturdays:  10am – 5pm

Sundays: 1pm – 5pm

Image by Lo Cole