exhibitions & events 2023
The Love of Print: 50 Years of Glasgow Print Studio
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Exhibition Runs: 18 November 2022 - March 12 2023
Preview: 16 November 2022
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Friday 18th November to March 12th 2023.
Tickets £7.50, concession £5, children under 16 free.
The Love of Print is a celebration of 50 years of printmaking at Glasgow Print Studio. Over five decades, thousands of artists have made prints at GPS, from Turner Prize winners and nominees to recent graduates and complete beginners.
The main body of the exhibition broadly follows a chronology by decade and comprises of archival and loaned work, studio publications and members prints. There are specific selections made by the Print Studio Master Printers - Collaborative Printers - and a section entitled Here and Now, a commission of 50 new editions by a selection of member-artists currently working in and using the printmaking facilities at GPS.
Artists on display include Ciara Phillips, Martin Boyce, Alasdair Gray, John Byrne, Ken Currie, Adrian Wiszniewski, Claire Barclay, Barbara Rae, Alison Watt, Elizabeth Blackadder and John Houston among many others.
We wish to thank everyone who helped to make this exhibtion possible, including all of the exhibiting artists, D8 design, the current staff and board of Glasgow Print Studio, the staff, curators and technical team at Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland, Willam Grant Foundation and all our industry partners and colleagues.
Above: John Mackechnie, GPS Director, with exhibition catalogue. '50' logo by D8. Exhibition views and press cuttings. Demo artist Bronwen Sleigh.
Image: Jim Lambie, 'We Love You', digital pigment print, 56 x 76 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.