July – September in the gallery

Please drop by for this exciting 3-person show.

Three printmakers explore the conceptual and aesthetic strategies of layering in their current studio practices.  The prints reference ideas, materials and colour. In these processes they either erase and obscure or reveal new interpretations.



All Members Summer Show
June 25 – Sept 16

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Throughout 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.

Upcoming classes

Courses in August and September

Intro to Etching with a British Twist

Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, from September 11 – October  2nd 2018
Fee:  $175 + GST
$50 for supplies

Course description :  This course will give you an introduction to etching with Zinc using a hard ball ground. The course is led by Maya U Schueller-Elmes, a printmaker from London, UK with over 10 years printmaking and teaching experience. She will bring the skills she has learnt through community arts engagement and teaching experience gained through being part of the printmaking technician team at London’s Central St Martin’s school of art to this course – introducing students to a set of techniques which are more traditionally used in the UK. As a result of this course, you will gain a good understanding of using zinc plates and hard ground etching techniques – from preparing the plate, applying hard ball ground, making marks, and using nitric acid safely through to preparing your paper and pulling your print using an etching press.

Skill level: beginner / refresher / suitable for printmakers at any level who are curious about use of hard ball ground as an alternative to liquid hard ground.

Multi Plate Mixed Media

Instructor: Maria Tratt
2 Saturdays in September 8 and 15, 10:00 to 4pm
Fee:  $165.00 + GST
$20 for materials (approximately)
50% deposit required to hold a spot.
In this playful and imaginative approach to printmaking, students will learn to create unique, multi-coloured, multi-plate prints by combining monotype and collagraph techniques.

MONOTYPES: The Painterly Print


Instructor: Heather Aston
7 weeks Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30
October 9, 2018 to November 20, 2018
Fee: $295.00 + GST.  There will be a $5 in-class fee for inks to be paid to the instructor.
Only 9 spots!
50% deposit required to hold a spot.

How to register

DPW plans to offer a linocut course next Spring May 4 & 11, 2019

May in the gallery

Shadow Guide
Maria Tratt

May 2-27, 2018

Opening reception:
Thursday, May 3 from 5-8pm

With Shadow Guides, printmaker and painter Maria Tratt continues to explore the theme of personal memory through the creation of imaged contexts of origin. Building on the tradition of daemons, guardian spirits that manifest as external physical aspects of a person’s character, these new works combine etching, aquatint, collagraph and monotype techniques to develop a formal layering that hints at the possibility of multiple and simultaneous existences.

Not Just Black Ink
– Reduction Printing

4-week session:
May 1 – 22, 2018  Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm

Instructor: Luis Damian Oriak Rodriguez
Fee: $180 + tax
Additional $50 materials fee to instructor
Students will be walked throughout the process of carving and printing in wood using a multicoloured inking technique called reduction printing. They will experiment with multicoloured designs of their choice while gaining practical experience with the carving tools. Beginners and intermediate printmakers are encouraged to come and delve into the world of colour in relief printing.

Click here to register

April in the Gallery

Lunar Tails: Ruminations on Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

Barb Snyder & Corey Mah
April 4 to 29, 2018
Opening night: Fri Apr 6, 6:30 to 9:30pm

This spring, in the Year of the Dog, Corey Mah (“amiable Rat”) and Barb Snyder (“mischievous Monkey”) present work exploring the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese animal zodiac, or shengxiao (‘born resembling’), is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. With both humour and reverence, Barb and Corey ask: What stories can be told (or imagined) and what beliefs or scepticism can be promulgated by this eastern zodiac?


March in the Gallery

Under the microscope
Lone Tratt
March 7th – April 1

A collection of cell like images, presented in multiplate and collaged print,
showing the beauty in small worlds.

                                                                             Opening : Saturday March 10th  3 – 5 pm.

Anthony Zdansky

past, present and future,
no illusions it’s all the same

Anthony Zdansky
Feb 7 to March 4, 2018

Zdansky’s exhibition, which was partly completed
at The Millwood Artist Residence in Pesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, is an exploration of his Czech heritage. He also examines what happens to the work of an artist (famous or not) after his or her death.
         Made possible with partial funding from DTES Small Arts Grants.