Time to get inky at Medway Print Festival this June | Medway Council
Published: Thursday, 10th June 2021

We are supporting the Medway Print Festival (MPF21) which takes place throughout June.

The festival features 27 events including workshops and exhibitions showcasing local artists’ work. Residents can also take part in online activities and live exhibitions until Wednesday, 30 June.

Medway’s Print Festival, now in its sixth year, showcases a number of exhibitions including ‘Jane Furst’ at INTRA, an Open Call, The Halpern Galleries and POP exhibition by Neil Mattingly at Nucleus Chatham and Rochester. The festival is also releasing the long awaited ‘Last Dream of my Soul’ Dickens 150 Print exhibition at Rochester Art Gallery. The Dickens exhibition brings together work from nearly 50 printmakers from across the country, and abroad, and explores death in Dickens’ life and novels, and his long association with Medway.

Celebrate local creatives

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “I am pleased that residents can visit and enjoy art and culture exhibitions in person, once again. Exhibitions not only bring the community together, they also celebrate local creatives and we have fantastic talent here in Medway. This summer’s events programme will shine a light on Medway’s creative spirit as it prepares to bid for UK City of Culture 2025.

Children and young people are also invited to get involved in the festival, the free ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ exhibit at Café Nucleus, Rochester features Disney inspired art. This supports Medway’s aspiration to become a Child-Friendly City.

Delighted that MPF21 is going ahead

Organiser Allison Young said: We are delighted that MPF21 can go ahead and that it includes some much needed real life events too. We are very grateful to Medway Council for their support and all the printmakers and venues that have made this possible in an uncertain year”.

Find out more about Medway Print Festival.

 

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