September in the Gallery

“Searing Beauty- Songs from the Australian Bushland”

New photogravure etchings from Australia by barb snyder

Sept 19 – Oct 5

“Last fall, I spent 3 months in Australia, documenting the unique and extraordinary endemic plants and animals.   As this was peak summer down under, bushfires tore through the country decimating forests and creatures.   With this show, I wanted to illustrate the unusual beauty of the land, its plants and animals, to show what might be lost with world-altering climate change.   Australia is a hotspot for biodiversity.   What struck me was the resilience as well as the fragility of their unique biota.

These images are photogravures, a technique I learned in Australia.  I printed these etched plates here at DPW and added water colour to some.  I did a series of six birds, just 4” X 4”, printed small and intimate – as if we could hold them in our hands to protect them.  “

Dundarave Print Workshop artists

Heather Aston
Joan Bam
Leonard Brett
Sharole Brown
Moira Calder
Kathy Curry
Vahid Dastpak
Betty-Jean Drummond
Gail Fromson
Alexandro Gage Francois
Patricia Gaspar
Kelly Hayden
Jacqueline Law
Corey Mah
Carolyn Mount
Karen Nguyen
Wendy Morosoff Smith
Marike Nap
Cristina Pepe
Maya Schueller-Elmes
Gloria Shaw
Barb Snyder
Erin Taniguchi
Lone Tratt
Miriam Tratt
Andrea Van Schubert
Graham Walker
Janice Wong
Anthony Zdansky

Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery on Granville Island is seeking members

Who we are:

Dundarave Print Workshop is an artist-run, non-profit printmaking society operating since 1971. Members share a studio space and a small gallery for exhibitions. Printmaking classes are offered to the public in the winter and fall seasons. The studio accommodates printmaking methods such as intaglio, monotype and relief printmaking. It accommodates 28 members.

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May in the Gallery

poseidon by Erin Taniguchi

Instructor Name: Erin Taniguchi
Course Title: Introduction to Etching: Hard Ground
Dates: CANCELLED until a later date
Tuesday evenings 6pm – 9pm

Course Description

This class is an introduction to intaglio techniques on copper. We will focus on line quality using hard ground and a mordant. We will also explore the tactile possibilities of combining etched lines with drypoint. No printmaking experience is necessary. Students will learn basic shop safety, manual press operation, how to prepare a plate for hard ground, and how to ink and print a plate. Everyone will have the opportunity to print a small edition of etchings. Students will be required to supply their own paper and Solvex nitrile gloves – all available at Opus on Granville Island.

Instructor Bio

Erin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University and has been working as an illustrator and artist for over a decade with a focus on etching and linocut. Her prints, which  tell stories and are influenced by mythology and fantasy, have been featured in numerous magazines across Canada.  Erin regularly teaches classes at Dundarave.

Course Cost

$250 + $50 materials cost to be paid to instructor

Dundarave Print Workshop
Call 604 689 1650 to register, or drop by in person.
1640 Johnston Street, Granville Island

March 2020 in the gallery

The Creative Process: North to South

Karen Nguyen and Patricia Gaspar
March 4 – 29, 2020
Opening reception: Sat March 7, 7 to 9pm

Top Left: Universal, etching and collage, Karen Nguyen
Top Right: Calligraphy in Motion, etching monoprint, Karen Nguyen
Bottom: Bird and Flowers, woodcut, embossed, intaglio, hand painted, Patricia Gaspar

Using various printmaking techniques, artists Karen Nguyen and Patricia Gaspar explore their creative evolutions through their art processes. Gaspar (Argentina) uses her art to exhibit personal experiences and Nguyen (Canada) uses her art to explore the creative process itself.


February 2020 in the gallery

grey jays by Denise Tonner

Three for the Show by Gloria Shaw








February 5 – March 1
Small is relative to size, to gesture, to action. What is seemingly small compared to one thing is huge in relation to something else. A small action can change the course of human history.  “Small-ish” is the visual interpretation of what is considered small to the participating artists. It’s all about perspective, and it’s all relative.


December 2019 & January 2020 in the gallery

All Members Winter Show
November 27 – January 5 2020

Vancouver porch by Denise TonnerGloria Shaw "I dance to your music"


Heather Aston "Between the Shoots"

Small format framed prints by Dundarave artists are hung throughout the gallery with new work being added as pieces sell, so check in often. Unframed works are available as well and we can ship anywhere. Perfect for gift giving!
Gift certificates are also available for artwork or classes.
In December the gallery is open 7 days/week, 11- 5 pm.
In January, the gallery is open 5 days / week, Wednesday – Sunday, 11-5 pm

November 2019 in the gallery

Short Bear Tales
Oct 30 – Nov 24, 2019

Opening Reception:
Friday, November 1, 3 – 6pm

Through linocuts, woodblocks, etchings and engravings this series of work depicts the interaction between humans and bears. A positive change in our attitudes of human dominance would ensure future generations the opportunity to enjoy the many amazing species living within our natural world.