Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

High quality screen prints

Starting from £100, these hand crafted prints make the perfect gift.

Collect a little piece of Brighton Festival history and adorn your walls with one of these stunning screen prints from our back catalogue of brochure covers. They are being sold via The Private Press with all proceeds coming back to Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival. 

As an arts charity we have lost 67% of our income and these prints provide a crucial source of revenue which will help bring back our venue Brighton Dome and keep our annual arts celebration Brighton Festival alive. 

We now have 5 artworks selected from Brighton Festival’s archive of brochure covers from the last 54 years. Plus we were overjoyed when contemporary artist Morag Myerscough agreed to produce an exclusive artwork to support our future. 

Purchase the prints from The Private Press's Brighton Festival Shop

Brighton Festival Screen Prints

Brighton Festival 1972 
Unknown artist and unsigned
Size: A2 Price: £100 & £5 postage
Brighton’s famous palace pier is beautifully depicted in this Festival poster from 1972 by an unknown artist. By 1972 Brighton Festival had been running for six years and firmly established itself as one the major events in the city with a purpose of bringing outstanding art and artists to Brighton with a wide programme of events. Notable artists included performances from a young Nigel Kennedy, a rare visit from Shirley Bassey, the Royal Swedish Opera and Royal Swedish Ballet, The Drottningholm Theatre and The Young Vic Company of the National Theatre.

Brighton Festival 1973
Unknown artist and unsigned
Size: A2
Price: £100 & £5 postage
The theme for the 1973 festival was India and this illustration features an elephant carrying the iconic Asian inspired Royal Pavilion on its back. Notable artists that year included the violinist Yehudi Menuhin and Dame Margot Fontaine performing Giselle with the Royal Ballet.

Martin Sharp, Brighton Festival 1988
Size: A2
Price: £100 & £5 postage
Martin Sharp (1942-2013) was renowned for his vibrant psychedelic inspired art work for musicians including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Donovan in the 1960s. His colourful design shows a firework display over Brighton seafront with a style typical of 1980s graphic art

Brighton Festival Screen Prints

Morag Myerscough

Art is Our Expression And Our Sunlight, 2020
Five-colour screen print, signed by the artist 

Limited edition of 100

Size: A2 Price: £150 & £5 postage

Award-winning graphic artist Morag Myerscough transforms public spaces, including schools, hospitals and town centres. She is fascinated by how colour, pattern and words can change urban environments and people’s perceptions of spaces into places. Morag created a public bandstand for Brighton Festival 2018 and recently designed a new public artwork for Brighton Dome’s building.

“I love Brighton and I was so excited when I was asked to create this new artwork for the #BringBackBrightonDome campaign. My work is rooted in creating a sense of joy and belonging and I have always felt strongly that we need art in every form to stimulate us and transport us from the everyday, especially at this time it feels essential for our wellbeing. We must help to make sure that the arts have a positive future.” Morag Myerscough

David Shrigley, Strive for Excellence
Brighton Festival 2018
Unsigned screen print
Size: 570mm x 395mm 
Price: £100 & £5 postage
Brighton-based visual artist David Shrigley was the Festival’s guest director in 2018 and was the first director to create his own artwork for the festival identity. His distinctive satirical drawings have earned him critical acclaim, with a Turner Prize nomination and commission for the Trafalgar Square fourth plinth.

“By helping to support this campaign it gives us all a glimmer of hope that we will be able to enjoy live art events again in the city.” David Shrigley

Adam Sage and Johnson Banks, Everyday Epic 
Brighton Festival 2017
Unsigned screen print
Size: A2  
Price: £100 & £5 postage

Poet and musician Kae (Kate) Tempest was the Festival’s Guest Director in 2017. Creative agency Johnson Banks worked with Brighton tattoo artist Adam Sage on this detailed illustration that depicts the pen being mightier than the sword.

Local screen printers The Private Press have hand-made the artworks as full colour A2 screen prints and GF Smith, makers of fine quality paper, have kindly donated premium stock to produce a supreme high-quality finish.

The last day to buy in time for Christmas is Fri 18 Dec.

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