Autumn exhibitions

Grasmere Exhibition:

We will be working in conjunction with Cumbria Sculptors and The Wordsworth Trust to hang an exhibition in Grasmere Hall. More details to follow, but the show will run from Sunday 15th Oct – 22nd Oct 2017.

Theatre by the Lake:

We are working with Theatre by the Lake in Keswick to have a Secret Garden exhibition running alongside their The Secret Garden performances. There will be a variety of prints on show all based around this theme. More details will follow but the exhibition is Wed 1st Nov to Mon 15 Jan 2018

Following the success of last year’s exhibition there will be a repeat of the weekend Christmas Art Fair in Ravenglass, dates to follow.

Cumbria Printmakers at The Witham, Barnard Castle

The group exhibition at The Witham art gallery in Barnard Castle takes place from 22 June- 18 July 2017. Alongside the exhibition we have all contributed information on our techniques, how we work, quirks and all! This has been compiled into a techniques folder which is also to be displayed along with tools of the trade. So … educational as well as beautiful!

We are also running a series of workshops at The Witham, to book please use the Witham website:

Saturday 24 June, Woodcut with Debby Akam

Saturday 15 July, Screen printing with Kevin O’Connor

Saturday 9 Sept, Monoprint with Heather Young

Saturday 23 Sept, Carborundum printing with Penny Hunt

Saturday 7 October, Bookmaking with Tracy Metcalfe


New Spring and Early Summer workshops

If you head over to the courses page you will find information on carborundum/collagraph, lino, cyanotype, mezzotint and screen printing workshops running during April, May and June.

We’d love to see you on one if you can make it.. we’ve kept the costs low by not providing lunches so all you are paying for is the  actual small group workshop with all of the materials and the help of an experienced printmaker!

Finalist in Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017

We are delighted that the judges selected Cumbria Printmakers as a finalist in the Artistic Collaboration category of the 2017 Cumbria Life Culture Awards.
The awards presentation took place on Friday February 3 at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick and were hosted by Stuart Maconie, featuring performances from saxophonist Jess Gillam and folk legend Maddy Prior, plus other readings and performances and the presentation of 15 awards plus special awards.

Exhibitions: first half of 2017

The year started with the final month of The Emperor and the Nightingale exhibition at Theatre by The Lake, Keswick, which finished as their show finished in January.

In April there will be a welcome return to showing as a group at Gallery Artemis in Cockermouth, a beautiful and very well run gallery in this lovely town. 4 April – 13 May.

The summer months start with a show at The Witham in Barnard Castle, which will include lots of workshops on various forms of printmaking. This show is 22 June – 18 July.

It would be lovely to see you at these!


Fundraising for the children of Aleppo



Cumbria Print-makers have donated all of their collection of prints that form part of the currently touring 20-20 Print Exhibition organized by Hot Bed Press Print Studio based in Salford. 

The prints have been created by artist print-makers from many studios across the UK. 

Each individual print is priced at £10 and the total amount will be donated to charities that are directly involved in providing food, shelter, and medical aid for the children of Aleppo. 

Cumbria Print-makers registered charity No.1161922

Recent Exhibitions

It’s all been a bit hectic and with quite a few changes afoot it has been difficult keeping up with posts.

However, there have been a few successful exhibitions so far this year, starting with the show at Florence Arts which was beautifully hung and the current exhibition at Mae’s in Uldale, which only has a few days left to run. Following this we are planning a presence at Carlisle Art Fair and then we are into C-Art, showing a range of our members work at Dalemain House again this year during September. Following this we have an exhibition planned at Theatre at the Lake in Keswick in the run up to the festive period.

Really hope you manage to get to some of these!

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A few photos of work on the wall at Florence Arts.

The Great Print Exhibition, Rheged

Just a quick mention of this exhibition as so many of Cumbria Printmakers are taking part!

Date of Event

18 Sep 2015 – 22 Nov 2015

Time of Event

10.30am – 4.30pm

Featuring over 300 artworks for sale from more than 60 original printmakers handpicked from across the UK, this packed exhibition will celebrate the diversity of printmaking in Britain today. The exhibition will explore a variety of printmaking methods and techniques, providing an opportunity to understand more about printmaking, from mezzotints, etchings, collographs, lithographs, woodcuts, and many more. There will be demonstrations and printmaking workshops, led by artists featured in the exhibition.

In our main gallery • 10.30am – 4.30pm daily • Free entry