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Print of the Month

James McDonald RSW

You and your guest are invited to attend a preview of this exhibition on:

Thursday 4 May, 6-8pm (Trongate 103 First Thursday)

Glasgow Print Studio Ground Floor Gallery

Exhibition Runs: 5 - 28 May 2017

Here is a small selection of intaglio prints that I have made over the last few years, including one or two which are reworked and hand-coloured impressions of far older plates that I had long thought lost. Also included are a few impressions from my ongoing suite of etched and woodcut portraits, 'Darkness Has Its Uses'.


Initiated in an unexpected and frankly undesired burst of activity in 2016, last year I gathered some of these together in a modest publication of the same name, of which the journalist Clare Henry wrote; “James McDonald is a great printmaker, but as his recent book illustrates, he can also write ...the best description of printmaking I have ever read.” A small number of these limited edition booklets will be available for sale, each signed and numbered.


James McDonald was born in Stirling, studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1974 -1978), and began working in the field of printmaking (advanced intaglio techniques) on completion of his post-graduate year there in 1979.


McDonald's work features in a great number of public and private collections, including all the major Scottish banks, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The McMaster Museum, Ontario, Tthe Hunterian Gallery and Jenny Agutter, Jeffrey Archer, Bob Geldof, James Herbert and Raymond Blanc, among others.


He has shown at some of the UK’s most prestigious galleries and institutions, including The Hunterian Gallery, Glasgow; The Victoria & Albert Museum; The McMasters Museum, Toronto; The Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames; The Clydesdale Bank; Panter & Hall, London; Cameron Contemporary Art; The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; and at Art Fairs in Glasgow and London.

In 2014 James McDonald was elected a Professional Member of the Royal Society of Scottish Watercolourists.


All works are for sale.


Images (from top): Jonathan Mcdonald - Power Transmission Appliances, etching with chine collé, 2016. The copper plate and burnishing tools for the mezzotint Intaglio Shores, 2016. Our Peaceful Glades, etching and watercolour, 1994-2017.





Glasgow Print Studio at The London Original Print Fair 2017


We are delighted to be returning to LOPF for the 21st year running. Once again we will be showcasing some of the best new works produced in our printmaking workshop over the past year and would be delighted if you were to join us at Stand 43.


Bringing together some 50 international exhibitors with expert print knowledge, LOPF provides an opportunity to buy contemporary prints and rare works by modern and old masters.


Glasgow Print Studio participates in the Own Art scheme, which offers buyers the option to spread the cost of artworks over 10 months, interest free. The loan covers artworks from £100 to £2500 (it can also go toward a work costing more than £2500). On approval you can take your purchase away there and then. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.





Follow the link below for complimentary admission to the Fair. (Limited availabilty, first come, first served):

For more information and opening times please see:


Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD

+44 (0)141 552 0704

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm. Admission free.

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