WePress has moved!

We’re excited to announce that starting in November 2017, WePress will be roommates with Gallery Gachet at The Beacon Hotel, located at 9 W. Hastings, between Army & Navy and Pigeon Park! We are sad to leave the Sun Wah Centre on Keefer, but we also look forward to working with the Gallery to continue…

Welcome to WePress!

Welcome to WePress, a new community artspace in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, BC, Canada on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kwətxwiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. WePress opened on February 8th, 2016. Our purpose is to use historic and contemporary methods of print- and art-making to support learning, skills…

Queering Selfies • Wednesday, Nov 22 at 4 pm

Learn to use a 3d printer + an antique letterpress. Take selfies. Carve lino blocks. Combine 3d printing + letterpress to make semiphotographic images. Open to queer, questioning, bisexual, lesbian, gay, trans*, two-spirit, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, intersex, asexual, & pansexual youth aged 15-30 . Optional: bring a low-res selfie, smart phone, or camera. None are required! Webcams…

Queering Selfies • Wednesday, Nov 8 at 5:30 pm

Learn to use a 3d printer + an antique letterpress. Take selfies. Carve lino blocks. Combine 3d printing + letterpress to make semiphotographic images. Open to queer, questioning, bisexual, lesbian, gay, trans*, two-spirit, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, intersex, asexual, & pansexual youth aged 15-30 . Optional: bring a low-res selfie, smart phone, or camera. None are required! Webcams…

Heart of the City Fest – For Kids! • Saturday, November 4 at 2pm

October 26 – November 4: Four Block Printmaking Workshops at Heart of the City Festival Thursday October 26, 10:30am – 12:30pm Aboriginal Front Door, 384 Main Saturday October 28, 11am – 1pm DTES Market, 501 Powell Wednesday November 1, 12pm – 2pm InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall For Kids! – Saturday November 4, 2pm – 4pm…

Flags from ‘Namwayut Walk for Reconciliation • Friday, November 3 at 5 pm

Friday, November 3: Collection of Flags Made for the 2017 ‘Namwayut Walk for Reconciliation Exhibition Art Exhibition Opening Reception Friday November 3, 5pm – 7pm Carnegie 3rd floor Gallery, 401 Main Free During a series of workshops led by WePress at Carnegie and Oppenheimer Park, flags were created with artwork commissioned from artist Kwiigay Iiwaans and the artwork…

Heart of the City Festival Workshop • Wednesday, November 1 at 12pm

October 26 – November 4: Four Block Printmaking Workshops at Heart of the City Festival Thursday October 26, 10:30am – 12:30pm Aboriginal Front Door, 384 Main Saturday October 28, 11am – 1pm DTES Market, 501 Powell Wednesday November 1, 12pm – 2pm InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall For Kids! – Saturday November 4, 2pm – 4pm…

Heart of the City Festival Workshop • Saturday, October 28 at 11am

October 26 – November 4: Four Block Printmaking Workshops at Heart of the City Festival Thursday October 26, 10:30am – 12:30pm Aboriginal Front Door, 384 Main Saturday October 28, 11am – 1pm DTES Market, 501 Powell Wednesday November 1, 12pm – 2pm InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall For Kids! – Saturday November 4, 2pm – 4pm…

Heart of the City Festival Workshops • Thursday, October 26 at 10:30am

October 26 – November 4: Four Block Printmaking Workshops at Heart of the City Festival Thursday October 26, 10:30am – 12:30pm Aboriginal Front Door, 384 Main Saturday October 28, 11am – 1pm DTES Market, 501 Powell Wednesday November 1, 12pm – 2pm InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall For Kids! – Saturday November 4, 2pm – 4pm…

Queering Selfies • Wednesday, Oct 25 at 4 pm

Learn to use a 3d printer + an antique letterpress. Take selfies. Carve lino blocks. Combine 3d printing + letterpress to make semiphotographic images. Open to queer, questioning, bisexual, lesbian, gay, trans*, two-spirit, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, intersex, asexual, & pansexual youth aged 15-30 ✣. Optional: bring a low-res selfie, smart phone, or camera. None are required! Webcams…

Crazy Quilting with local Madwoman Diane Wood • Sun, Oct 22nd at 2 pm

Crazy Quilting with local Madwoman Diane Wood Sunday, Oct 22nd, 2017 from 2 to 5 pm at Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver Sliding Scale (suggested $20) / participant includes quilt-making supplies maximum 10 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Crazy Quilts were a lively style of patchwork,from scraps,embellished with embroidery, lace and…

Japanese Vegetable Printmaking Workshop at Tonari Gumi on Sat, Oct 21st at 1 pm

Japanese Vegetable Printmaking Workshop presented by the Tonari Gumi Garden Club with WePress Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1 to 3:30 pm at Tonari Gumi 42 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver Fee is by donation. All materials provided. For questions and to register your spot, please contact tg.gardeners [at] gmail.com In this workshop, participants will learn…

CANCELLED Coptic Bookbinding with Chanel Ly • Sat, Oct 21 at 1 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW PRE-REGISTRATION Coptic Bookbinding with Chanel Ly Saturday, October 21st from 1 pm to 3:30 pm at Gallery Gachet 88 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver Sliding Scale (suggested $40) / participant includes bookmaking supplies maximum 8 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Ever want to learn how to make your own books?…

Cord Bookbinding with Karen Ward • Sun, October 15th at 2pm

Cord Bookbinding with Karen Ward Sunday, October 15th, 2017 from 2 to 5 pm at Gallery Gachet 88 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver Sliding Scale (suggested $40) / participant includes bookmaking supplies maximum 8 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Make a book: eight sections on ribbons, including endpapers, and we’ll complete the project with…