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About the Archive


The GPS Archive reflects the work published by the Studio and created by its members and associated artists since the early 1970s. The collection holds over 3,000 fine art prints and roughly 1,500 photographs, posters, catalogues and other ephemera relating to the organisation’s history. Our stores also hold a wide range of plates, blocks, sketches, films and tools related to the creation of the works in our collection. This helps us tell a richer story about printmaking and the processes that go into making each print. 

The collection is ongoing, to reflect the contemporary publication programme and work by current members, including leading Scottish contemporary artists Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, John Byrne & Ken Currie to name a few.The GPS Archive sits within a wider national context, alongside the print collections of Glasgow Museums, The Hunterian Art Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland. 

The close connection with the workshop allows for a unique setting in which visitors can learn about fine art printmaking providing a crucial link between present day production and the history of printmaking in the West of Scotland.



Visit the Archive


Individual research visits to the GPS Archive are by appointment and will usually be arranged for Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 11am-5pm.

Please contact the Archive Curator, Kristina Royer at at least 2 weeks prior to your desired visit date. Visitors can request up to 15 works to view - selecting from our online database: Alternatively, you can let us know which mediums, themes or artists you’re interested in looking at, and we can pull together a selection of prints for you.

The archive room is also open to the public on Wednesdays from 12-5pm (closed December & August). Visitors can learn more about our collection view an exhibition and various artefacts that are on display. The room is located on the 2nd floor of Glasgow Print Studio and is accessible via the central stair or the lift. The doorway to the archive room is 85cm wide and there is clearance for wheelchair users within the space.

Please note that the GPS Archive will be closed May 29th 2024. The room will also be closed July 2024 for inventory and will be open by appointment only in August. 

For larger groups or school visits, contact Kristina with the number of people in your group, desired date(s) and information about your group or programme:

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