• Glasgow Print Studio (GPS) was founded in 1972 as an artist led initiative providing facilities and workshop space to artists using fine art printmaking. GPS promotes contemporary and innovative printmaking, learning and conservation. Running over 3 floors ,in the Merchant City area of Glasgow, with a retail space & framing service, first floor gallery, fine art printmaking workshop, dedicated education room, The Learning Zone and Archive room.

  • Studio Facilities Open access facilities offered ONLY to people with good, recent experience in printmaking that are able to work...
    Glasgow Print Studio

    Studio Facilities

    Open access facilities offered ONLY to people with good, recent experience in printmaking that are able to work without assistance (please see other section if you wish to build a residency using classes). Workshop facilities include:


    - Intaglio workshop:

    Facilities for steel, copper and zinc etching; engraving; photo etching and monotype.

    Takach motorised etching press 42" wide.

    Bewick and Wilson "Clydesdale" motorised etching press 42" wide.

    2 x Rochat etching press 26" wide.


    - Relief print workshop:

    Facilities for wood engraving and wood cutting.

    Columbian Eagle press 24" x 36".

    Albion proofing press 14" x 26".


    - Screenprint workshop

    Facilities for autographic, photographic and mono screenprinting.

    Kippax vacuum table 44" x 56".

    Kippax vacuum table 44" x 56".

    McCormack vacuum table 58" x 83".

    60" x 80" printdown frame with 3kw metal halide light source.


    -Digital imaging and print suite facilities:

    1 x 24" iMac Intel Core 2 Duo desktop computer

    1 x Apple Mac G5 desktop computer

    1 x large format (44") Epson 9600 inkjet printer

    1 x large format (44") Epson 9880 inkjet printer

    1 x A4 flatbed scanner + transparency adapter

    1 x A2 flatbed scanner


    - New specialist darkroom for photopolymer, photo etching and cyanotype

    - Laser cutter for wood, paper and plastic


    Open access workshop hours : Tues- Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri  & Sat 10am – 5:30pm



    Open access studio :

    2 weeks- £60 unlimited sessions.

    3 months- £ 250 unlimited sessions.

    1 year - £ 322 unlimited sessions


    We welcome applicants taking a course to develop skills as part of their residency these are around £185 , please see  https://glasgowprintstudiolearning.simplybook.it/v2/# book for more details.


    1:1 technical help can be provided for up to 4 days to assist intensively this is charge at £300 per day (plus vat).  This needs to be booked well in advance.


    1:1 technical help per hour £30 (max of 3 hours in a day)


    Materials not provided. The resident should budget for ink, paper, chemicals etc.


    Minimum Period

    2 weeks - the residency be split over several visits if preferred


    Maximum Period

    1 year - the residency be split over several visits if preferred


    Other facilities

    - kitchen

    - library

    - archive made up of one of Scotland’s biggest collections of prints


    Support offered

    - membership offer:  Waivered membership fee (normally costs £100).

    - staff available for advice/support/mentoring

    - technical studio assistance (some free , some paid for)

    - materials such as acid, grounds, screen cleaner

    - networking/socials

    - critique (as part of a members crit group if requested)


    Promotional support offered

    Communications: e.g. social media/e-newsletter/website/flyers/print


    Exhibition or other opportunities

    - potential exhibition opportunity at end of residency

    - potential workshop/lecture/talk opportunities

    - support on ‘next steps’ post-residency; e.g. letter of support, funding advice



    Applicant must already be proficient in printmaking however we are open to applications from those with less experience if they build courses and 1:1 support into their budget. Use of open access is conditional on passing the GPS course.


    Accommodation offered

    We don’t normally accommodate residents - it is the artist’s responsibility to secure accommodation for the period they are visiting. We can put the word out via our members forum etc. and try to help.


    Alternative accommodation

    WASPS artists’ studios at Hanson St, Glasgow have a small flat that can be booked by the artist. Please note this is subject to availability and must be booked far in advance. WASPs offer a subsidized rate to artists so it is quite economical.

    We have a few members that let out rooms and can share these details.



    Accessible by bus/train/ bike / foot.

    0.6 miles distance from Queen Street station.



    Access for space: wheelchair, quiet space, baby changing, lighting, assistance animals welcome, accessible bathrooms, lifts.


    For further information pleae visit www.gpsart.co.uk

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