The Board of Trustees
Glasgow Print Studio is a charitable trust and has a Board of Trustees who are responsible for its good governance. We invite people with experience in finance, marketing, journalism, and law as well as from the arts to assist in the support and development of GPS.
The maximum number on the Board is twelve. Board members retire by rotation after three years and may offer themselves for re-election once.
We are always interested to hear from people who may wish to join the Board, and there are opportunities also to be part of the sub-committees that consist of Board members, staff and members of the Print Studio: Exhibitions, Marketing & Fundraising, Education, Finance.
Isabel McNeil-Watson (Chair)
"After joining the Glasgow Print Studio board in 2015, I have enjoyed being part of such a vital and innovative Scottish cultural institution. My background is in charity fundraising and I have worked with organisations including the Children's Hospice Association (CHAS), Christian Aid and Scottish Sports Futures.
A keen amateur painter, I have been fascinated to learn the inner workings of the Studio and Gallery."
Liam McMunnigall (Vice-Chair)
"I'm a Chartered Accountant based in Glasgow, but having studied Architecture before changing career paths I was keen to get back involved in a creative environment - hopefully hands on and giving things a go. I travel as often as I can and use any excuse to talk positively of Glasgow to people I meet along the way, so it's great to see work produced locally and nationally being supported and showcased through GPS."
"I am an Architect and Director of richardpearsarchitect, having graduated from the University of Strathclyde and worked in Glasgow throughout my career.
I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with artists including Alasdair Gray (ceiling mural in Glasgow’s Oran Mor), and Trish Cain & Alec Galloway (etchings transferred onto glass panels in a residential development adjacent to Pollok Park).
As an Architect I understand and appreciate the creative processes and outputs of GPS, and relish the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing success as a board member."
"I am currently a full-time printmaker based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Studied printmaking at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. Royal Scottish Academician, member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Art, The London Group and Associate Member Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
I had the great opportunity to be an artist in residency with Glasgow Print Studio in 2013. It was a great experience and I got to learn a lot about the printmaking process."
"After a fulfilling career as a Graphic Designer in film and television, at the age of 40 I stepped away from full time employment and into the world of fine art. In the first decade my work was figurative. I was a drawing nerd and an ‘en plein air’ enthusiast.
I came to an etching course at GPS in 2014. Like many artists before me, I was hooked - and so began my printmaking education. Through exposure to master printers and fellow artists at work in this stimulating and supportive environment, I have found a different voice over the last seven years . As a board member I am pleased to be involved in joining my fellow board members in safeguarding the studio for future generations of artists."
"An artist, printmaker and educator with over 17 years' experience delivering Art & Design in Further Education, and over 12 years’ working in Arts and Mental Health. I have been committed to working in print and developing my own practice and exhibiting since leaving Art School.
I joined the Print Studio the week I graduated and have been fortunate enough to develop and deliver education courses, exhibit and build a network of friends and colleagues. The community at the Glasgow Print Studio is one that I proud to contribute to and hopefully encourage others to do the same."
"I worked for the NHS and as a freelance journalist, before moving to Glasgow, with a young family in1996. In 2002 I went to Glasgow School of Art to study Sculpture and Environmental Art graduating in 2006 with a B.A.Hons Fine Art Sculpture. I joined GPS shortly after and have worked regularly in the studios ever since, producing etchings, monoprints and collagraphs. I have enjoyed taking part in several print-making courses and have exhibited regularly in members’ shows over the years.
I was privileged to work as a volunteer on the ‘Past Impressions’ Archive Project, as GPS made the move into Trongate103. I gained a valuable insight into the vast GPS collection from the early days to the present, as well as learning valuable skills in handling and cataloguing artworks and archive materials."
"I am an experienced developer and lawyer with extensive commercial and transactional acumen as well as detailed practical knowledge of the delivery of infrastructure and energy related developments across the UK and Ireland.
I always hope to bring a different perspective to GPS board which it is a privilege to be part of due to quality of work produced and showcased through the Studio."