MarcoLooks Print Swap joins forces with Drawsome and Young Thugs at Spark, as part of York Design Week 2021.

Marc Godfrey-Murphy

I've announced something exciting coming to Print Swap. Here's the press release...

 Marc Godfrey Murphy of MarcoLooks, in his studio of prints

Marc Godfrey-Murphy, the face behind local illustration business, MarcoLooks has announced that the inaugural Print Swap tour will stop at Spark this October, as part of a collaboration with Drawsome and Young Thugs, for York Design Week.

Last month, MarcoLooks launched the Print Swap, which allows artists across the UK and beyond, to submit six prints, five of which will be redistributed to the other artists taking part in the programme, with the remaining print entering into a debut exhibition at Rural Arts, Courthouse in Thirsk.

York Design Week 2021 will be running from 20th-26th October, during which time, all the Prints taking part in the MarcoLooks Print Swap will be featured in an exhibition in the arts space at the back of Spark. Drawsome will be taking over the whole space with a curated arts market which will be open for the public to own some local pieces for themselves.

Richard Corrigan, director of Drawsome and Co-Founder of York Design Week, says:

“We’re really excited to be collaborating with MarcoLooks Print Swap for this year’s Drawsome and York Design Week. It’s shaping up to be a really exciting event showcasing local music talent, courtesy of Young Thugs Records, alongside the Print Swap exhibition. We’ll also have drop in workshops and activities for all the family, with all relevant Covid precautions in place of course!”

Passionate about supporting the community of indie artists, and the importance of celebrating collaboration over competition, Marc went on to add:

“The Print Swap was launched last month, and there’s been an overwhelming reception for it already. Showcasing the talent taking part at one of York’s most enterprising venues, during the prestigious York Design Week, is going to be the perfect way to celebrate the artists taking part. We’re really putting Yorkshire on the map as the home of fresh artists and helping elevate and champion their work. The good news is there’s still time to get involved in the Print Swap, so if you sell your artwork and want to get involved, visit to find out more”.

The specifics about the programme of events running throughout Drawsome, as part of York Design Week, at Spark, will be announced closer to the event. To keep up to date, follow @Drawsome_York and @YorkDesignWeek on instagram. To keep up to date on the Print Swap itself, you’ll find MarcoLooks on Instagram @MarcoLooks.


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