Exhibition preview: 40/40: Forty years, Forty Artists, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, 24 August until 13 October 2013
For the last 40 years, Glasgow Print Studio has helped three generations of Scottish artists achieve success; now a landmark exhibition will celebrate this printmaking excellence.
© Adrian Wiszniewski
Founded in 1972 as an artist led initiative to provide facilities and workshop space for fine art printmaking, Glasgow Print Studio promotes contemporary printmaking through collaborative projects and by supporting artists, exhibitions, learning and conservation.
Established artists, Turner prizewinners and members of the Scottish Royal Academy all contribute specially commissioned new work. Each print is made in an edition of 40 - most of them at Glasgow Print Studio’s workshop facilities.
The exhibition represents the different artists who each use Glasgow Print Studio in their own unique way. The full suite will be contained in its archive in order to be accessible to future members, artists, collectors and buyers.
With works by a diverse range of artists, including Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Philip Reeves, Toby Paterson and Jim Lambie, the studio is promising something to appeal to most tastes and budgets. Prints are also available to buy from late August through the Arts Council backed Own Art scheme, which allows buyers to spread the cost of acquiring contemporary art and craft over 10 months interest free.
In addition to exhibiting his work, Adrian Wiszniewski has created an additional work to be used to promote the exhibition. An edition of 20 original prints can be won in a series of competitions to be run via Twitter and Facebook.
After the exhibition finishes its run at Glasgow Print Studio, it will tour to a number of venues including An Lantair, Stornoway.
- Open 10am-5.30pm Tuesday-Saturday (12pm-5pm Sunday, closed Mondays). Admission free. Preview Friday 23 August 6pm-8pm. Follow the studio on Twitter @GlasPrintStudio and Facebook.
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© Rachel Duckhouse