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Printfest: Opening Talk

Hear from Printfest's 2023 headline artists – Printmaker of the Year Hilary Paynter and Printmakers’ Printmaker Gail Mason – as they talk about their work.

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The Coro Supper Room

Standard: £5

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Doors open at 4:45pm

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Each year Printfest select a key UK printmaker to be Printmaker of the Year. They complete a residency in the South Lakes area that gives them the opportunity to enjoy the environment, time and space to develop their practice and create work that is inspired by the local area and people, and to produce a commissioned print that will become part of the Printfest Print Collection. Wood engraver Hilary Paynter is the 2023 Printmaker of the Year.

Meanwhile, the exhibiting artists are asked to nominate their favourite printmaker each year. That artist becomes the Printmakers’ Printmaker, an accolade which is particularly meaningful to artists as it reflects recognition by their peers. Mono print specialist Gail Mason is the 2023 Printmakers’ Printmaker.

This year come, listen to, and meet both Hilary and Gail. They join us at the Opening Talk to tell us about their inspirations, subject matter, and environments that enable them to develop and create their imagery through their different methods of printmaking.

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  • 5.30pm - 8.00pm

This event is presented by Printfest