To celebrate BC Culture Days 2014 and to compliment the Biannual Miniature Print Exhibition (September 9th – 28th), the Federation of Canadian Artists, in association with New Leaf Editions and Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery are hosting a weekend of print making activities at three Granville Island locations called PRINT!
Print making is a fantastic art process and much more versatile and creative than many people realise! There are all types of prints and print making processes, from traditional woodblocks and printing presses to modern transfer methods and high art processes. You can learn more about these by visiting a participating venue over the weekend, getting involved and making your very own print!
Federation of Canadian Artists at 1241 Cartwright Street was founded in 1941 and is a non-profit registered charity that promotes art, artists and art education in Canadian society. With nearly 2,000 members in 11 Chapters across BC, Alberta and internationally we provide a network and resource for artists, art collectors and art enthusiasts.
For PRINT! the Federation Gallery will be displaying the Biannual International Miniature Print exhibition, which is free to attend and features over 300 miniature prints made using a variety of print making processes.
Visitors to the Federation Gallery for the weekend can make their own printing plate and print using ‘found materials’. This is a free hands-on activity suitable for children, families and anyone who would like to try! Completed prints will hang in a pop-up print exhibition and be judged for ‘Best Print in Show’. The winning entry will receive a prize basket full of Granville Island Goodies from local businesses!
The print making activity is available from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th. The entries will be judged by the Executive Director of the FCA and announced on Monday 29th.
Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery at 1460 Johnson Street was incorporated as a cooperative, non-profit society in 1971. Dundarave Print Workshop (DPW) is an artists’ studio and gallery dedicated to contemporary fine art printmaking.
Located in the Netloft Building, amidst Vancouver’s vibrant Granville Island community of artists’ studios, galleries and cafés, DPW offers professional facilities for intaglio, relief-based printmaking and related processes.
The gallery holds year-round exhibitions of the work produced in the studio by our artist-members. Printmaking courses and workshops are taught by the artists throughout the year.
For PRINT! DPW will be hosting an open house for visitors with informal shop tours. The studio space is viewable from the front gallery where you can browse through an extensive and varied selection of affordable prints for sale.
Find out more at www.dundaraveprintworkshop.com
New Leaf Editions at 1370 Cartwright Street is a collaborative printmaking workshop established by Peter Braune in 1985. For artists seeking new forms of expression, New Leaf Editions offers the collaborative exploration of image-making using assorted print media. The goal of the collaboration is to allow an artist full expression with print. New Leaf has worked with many locally and internationally acclaimed artists.
Services provided by New Leaf include: copper and zinc etching, photo-etching, relief printing, lithography, letterpress and steel facing. For PRINT! on Saturday 27th,New Leaf Editions will display a print exhibition with artists talks and a print auction at the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright Street). Be sure to also visit their Cartwright Street shop location to see their presses in person!
(Times for the talks and auctions will be posted as they are confirmed).
Visit New Leaf Editions Online at www.newleafeditions.com
Visit www.artists.ca for more information.