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…

Romanesque Bookbinding with Suzan Lee • Sun, Dec 3rd at 1 pm

Romanesque Bookbinding with Suzan Lee Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm at OUR NEW SPACE at 9. W. Hastings in Vancouver on the ground floor of The Beacon Hotel (near Pigeon Park and the Survivors’ Totem Pole, near the Army & Navy) $55 / participant – includes bookmaking supplies maximum 8 participants…

Secret Belgian Bookbinding with Suzan Lee • Sat, Nov 25th at 1 pm

Secret Belgian Bookbinding with Suzan Lee Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm at OUR NEW SPACE at 9. W. Hastings in Vancouver on the ground floor of The Beacon Hotel (near Pigeon Park and the Survivors’ Totem Pole, near the Army & Navy) $55 / participant – includes bookmaking supplies maximum 8…

Coptic Bookbinding with Chanel Ly • Thurs, Nov 23rd at 6 pm

Coptic Bookbinding with Chanel Ly Thursday, November 23rd from 6 pm to 8 pm at OUR NEW SPACE at 9. W. Hastings in Vancouver on the ground floor of The Beacon Hotel (near Pigeon Park and the Survivors’ Totem Pole, near the Army & Navy) Sliding Scale (suggested $40) / participant includes bookmaking supplies maximum…

Queering Selfies • Wednesday, Nov 22 at 4 pm

at OUR NEW SPACE at 9. W. Hastings in Vancouver on the ground floor of The Beacon Hotel (near Pigeon Park and the Survivors’ Totem Pole, near the Army & Navy) Learn to use a 3d printer + an antique letterpress. Take selfies. Carve lino blocks. Combine 3d printing + letterpress to make semiphotographic images….

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…