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.
REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2014
The trustees who are also directors of the charity for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006, present their report with the financial statements of the charity for the year ended 31 March 2013. The trustees have adopted the provisions of the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) 'Accounting and Reporting by Charities' issued in March 2005.
The Board of Trustees 2016
Italian born and raised, I moved to Glasgow in 1996 following a year as an exchange student at Glasgow Caledonian and fell in love with what this city and Scotland have to offer.
An accountant by trade, I'm involved in Finance, currently working for BSkyB as Financial Controller and Chair of the networking Glasgow group, Women in Banking and Finance. I love prints and etchings, some of which I have inherited from my family.
Since 2014 I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a GPS board member and I’ve enjoyed supporting the studio’s innovative, world-class work.
Having previously worked as a journalist and press officer, I currently work as a communications strategist for the Scottish Government, in the Culture, Europe and External Affairs Directorate.
Isabel McNeil- Watson 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.
After graduating from Glasgow School of Art my first job was in Glasgow Print Studio’s Gallery. During my time there I fell in love with the printmaking process and went on to study an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. I have worked for several printmaking organisations, and for the last few years have been a full time artist. Since my early days at Glasgow Print Studio I have benefitted hugely from being a part of its community of artists and staff, it brings me great pleasure to now become a member of the board.
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.
Born and raised out in the country, I'm now living the city life in Edinburgh where I can indulge my interests in both music and art (mostly tattoo related!), sadly I wasn't gifted at either so this is my contribution!
I come from a Finance and Procurement background and I'm currently Procurement Operations Manager at Sky.
I’ve been a member of GPS for over 10 years now and it’s played a huge part in the development of my work.
I’m constantly learning from and being inspired by the amazing staff and members, and I've seen some fantastic shows in the gallery over the years. I’m pleased to be able to bring a member’s perspective to the Board.
I am a poet, visual artist, performer and educator currently working in Offender Learning within HMP Greenock. I am interested in how the creative process contributes to the process of rehabilitation and how boundaries can be blurred across artforms, specifically visual art and poetry, which lends itself nicely to the medium of print.
I consider myself to be a creative activist having co-founded Monosyllabic, a monthly spoken word event as well as Polka Dot Punks, a pop-up gallery focussed on promoting emerging talent alongside established artists whilst attracting new audiences using guerrilla marketing techniques.
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 have been an artist member of the Glasgow Print studio since 2003. My main time is spent oil painting in my studio, but I enjoy the social interaction and range of equipment offered by the Glasgow Print Studio to practicing artists. I have recently taken over teaching the technique of Monoprinting, which is my main method of producing individual prints. These monoprints have been exhibited at the RSA and the RGI open exhibitions as well as at the Glasgow Print Studio gallery.
Before becoming a full time artist in 2004, I taught Art, Design and Computer animation in UK Universities and colleges. This time included a post as Senior Lecturer, leading the undergraduate course in Visualisation at Teesside, and a year as Head of School of Design at James Watt College where I led 40 staff members through an HMI audit and sat on the SQA board for excellence in Education.