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WHAT’S ON

Medway Print Festival 2021

The sixth Medway Print Festival MPF21 which this year has been extended and runs throughout June.
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The programme of  over 25 workshops and events will be a combination of online activities and content, as well as 6 live exhibitions and a growing list of more than 10 in-person printmaking events.

The Festival features the welcome return of several exhibitions open to visitors including; ‘Jane Furst’ at INTRA, ‘Pattern & Beyond’ printed textiles by UCA students, and the long awaited ‘Last Dream of my Soul’ Dickens 150 Print exhibition both at Rochester Art Gallery, as well as The Halpern Galleries Open Call show and POP exhibition by Neil Mattingly at Nucleus Chatham and Rochester. 

Workshops and courses include; the chance to try linocut, collograph, monoprinting, cyanotypes, screen and gelli printing. The website also features a range of how to print videos and will be growing an online gallery for local printmakers and studios to showcase their work too.

We are grateful to all the talented printmakers and organisations taking part this year including; iPrintedthat, INTRA, Nucleus Arts, Hazelnut Press, Rochester Art Gallery and Medway Adult Education. Curious visitors can also explore @medwayartbox the former red BT phonebox in Rochester which has an MPF takeover inside all month.

This year the organisers have opted not to produce the familiar pink printed brochure in order to be able to add new events throughout the month, instead activities will be promoted online and MPF21 has a great new look website too created by http://spire-studio.co.uk/

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’s Culture Team for their support and all the printmakers and venues that have made this possible in an uncertain year”.

Visit www.medwayprintfestival.com  @medwayprintfestival for inky information and news on Festival events.

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