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Medway Print Festival 2021

Running from

June 1st — June 30th, 2021

Enjoy, make, see, try, learn & buy print

Medway Print Festival

Running from

June 1st — June 30th, 2021

Welcome to the Annual

Medway Print Festival

We are delighted to share, that after so much uncertainty for all of us, MPF21 our 6th Medway Print Festival is going ahead thanks to funding from Medway Council’s Culture Team.

MPF21 will be a combination of online content as well as several in-person live exhibitions and events.

We have decided, just for this year, to extend the event from its usual fortnight to run throughout June from 1st – 30th. This provides our contributing organisations with more time to participate and and offer a greater number of 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.

We will not be producing our usual pink printed brochure this year as we appreciate dates and details may change at short notice, so in MPF21 will be promoted here and on social media. Please do like and share content with us #mpf21 #medwayprintfestival

If you are a printmaker or run an organisation or venue in Medway or the surrounding area and would like to take part please do get in touch and let us know about any real or virtual print based exhibitions, workshops, courses, talks or opportunities we should add to our listings. We welcome new participating organisations and venues so please do pass this on to anyone you think might like to take part.

Watch this space for more inky information as the Festival takes shape!

Upcoming Events

22 June 21

Cheat’s Lithography

Don’t be put off by the complicated sounding name! Working on the basic principle that water and oil don’t mix this transfer print process allows you to create stunningly graphic prints in seconds. You'll leave the workshop with lots of prints worthy of a place on your wall. Workshop delivered by Rachel Moore from iPrintedThat.
30 June 21

Collograph Printing

This workshop aims to introduce one of the exciting techniques of printmaking known as collagraph. Students will be introduced to the concepts of image origination and transfer, preparation of the printing plate, the selection of papers, application of inks, and the use of the printing press.
09 — 22 June 21

Reasons to be Cheerful

From Disney to Dali and Dracula to Dada. What inspires me, what makes me smile and how can I nail that thought down on paper?
01 — 30 June 21

The Hazelnut Press – MPF21 Workshops

Hazelnut offers a mouthwatering range of relief and intaglio presses, letterpress, screen and hybrid printmaking facilities and offers sessions for groups of 2-3 people on Fridays and Saturdays.

Celebrating 6 Years of MPF

Last Years MPF

Every summer, we celebrate the art of print

Countdown To MPF21

1 — 30 June 2021


Medway Print Festival 2021

We have a variety of events and exhibitions across Medway. For detailed Venue information, including addresses and contact details, please see specific venue & events pages via the button below.