About dundaraveprintworkshop

a printmaking co-op in Vancouver, BC Canada

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.

Dundarave Print Workshop is co-operative studio. As a member of the DPW society, members are expected to fulfill a duty or role within the printshop on a voluntary basis. Members are asked to volunteer 6 shifts per membership year to attend the gallery.

Membership is $800.00/year. It offers studio access, access to presses, access to some communal studio supplies, a place to sell prints, to exhibit  and to potentially offer classes following a successful application and mentorship process.

How to apply:

Please fill out the application form and submit it with a CV and a portfolio of at least 10 works with accompanying list of works indicating the techniques used on each image.  Drop your portfolio off at Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery,1640 Johnston St., Vancouver during business hours. Please note we are open 7 days a week in December from 11 am to 5 pm and until 8pm on Fridays. Please call ahead to ensure that we can receive your portofolio submission (Tel 604 689 1650). Please submit your portfolio and application by Dec. 15, 2019. 

December 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 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.

October in the gallery

Memory and the Alchemist
Moira Calder and Gail Fromson

October 7 – 27, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 11 from 6 – 8 pm

The alchemist is forever seeking magic to turn basic into precious. The artist practises alchemy in the same way. In this 2 person show artists Calder and Fromson explore the alchemy of memories: memories re-written, memories imagined.

Top: urban autumn, digital pigment, Gail Fromson
Bottom: Arrival at the gateway of a new world, digital pigment , Moira Calder

September in the gallery

Varied Edition

September 16 – October 6, 2019

Sue Damen, Rosalind Rorke & Andrea Van Schubert

Texture and pattern are explored through the collagraphic technique, as well as through colour and repetition in relief printing and drypoint.



Course Title:  Introduction to Etching: Drypoint

September 10October 2 (Tuesday evenings 6 – 9)
four 3-hour sessions
Instructor: Erin Taniguchi

Cost: $225 + approx. $50 materials cost for each student

This course is a comprehensive introduction to simple dry point techniques using sharp implements to create line work and tonal variation through scratching the surface of a copper plate. Students will gain a good understanding of how to produce a dry point print, from plate preparation through to pulling a small edition of prints.  This course is suitable for beginners or for artists who want to learn a new process.

Erin Taniguchi is an editorial illustrator and printmaker, with nine years of printmaking experience. Her primary mediums are linocut and copper etching.

Click here for information on how to register.

July & August in the gallery

Group Summer Exhibition

July 1 – September 15, 2019

Through out the summer Dundarave printmakers will be exhibiting new and small format original prints. We invite you to stop in to see this diverse range of work including etchings, monotypes, relief prints, collagraphs and more. As pieces are sold, new works go up to create an ever changing exhibition. Stop by often!

June in the gallery

Exploring the Figure

Gloria Shaw, Denise Tonner
June 10 – June 30, 2019

Using various printmaking techniques, including etching, monotypes and digital printmaking, two Dundarave print artists express their attraction to the figure as inspiration.