Published: Thursday, 25th May 2023

Try a wide variety of printmaking styles including linocut, etching and screen printing at this year’s Medway Print Festival.

With more than 40 events and activities taking place across 12 venues between Saturday, 3 June and Sunday, 18 June there truly will be something for everyone to enjoy.

The Medway Print Festival, which is now in its eighth year, features eight free exhibitions including work by Nick Morley, Kate Neame, Simon Tozer, Andy Ewan, Reem Acason and Heather Haythornthwaite across a number of locations including Rochester Art Gallery, The Halpern Gallery, Sun Pier House and the Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Curious visitors can also explore the Medway Art Box, the former red phone box in Rochester which will be taken over by the festival throughout June.

There are also workshops specifically for children and young people including a sunflower and spiral-shells workshop at Rainham Library and relief printing and mono printing at Nucleus Arts in Chatham. Creating more opportunities for Medway’s children and young people supports our aspiration to make Medway even more child-friendly.

Learn new skills and meet talented creatives

Cllr Harinder Mahil, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture and Leisure, said: said: “We are pleased to support the Medway Print Festival once again and help showcase printmaking. The Medway Print Festival encourages residents and visitors to learn new skills and meet some of the area’s talented creatives. We would encourage residents to find out more about the huge range of activities and workshops on offer, many of which are free.”

Something for everyone

Medway Print Festival organiser, Allison Young, said: “We are delighted to offer such a great programme for MPF23. We are very grateful to Medway Council’s Culture Team for their continued support and all the printmakers and venues that have yet again made the event possible. There’s something for everyone this year including activities for families and young people as well as some stand out exhibitions and lots of free things too.”

The talented printmakers and organisations taking part in the Medway Print Festival this year include iPrintedThat, Intra Arts, Nucleus Arts, the Halpern Pop, Hazelnut Press, Rochester Art Gallery, Sun Pier House, Chatham Dockyard, Store 104 and Medway Adult Education.

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