Malaspina Printmakers is a non-profit society formed in 1978 by a group of young artists who identified a lack of printing resources in city.
In 1981 the society moved to Granville Island as one of the original tenants looking to be part of a creative community.
Over the years, the society has grown to include an exhibition gallery and print sales, as well as a shared print studio. Throughout the year, the gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary print culture and related programming. The studio is available on a rental basis for experienced individuals, as well as artists in residence from around the world.
Each summer, four post-secondary students are awarded scholarships that provide free access to the studio to continue printing while away from school. Workshops are held throughout the year aimed at all skill levels, from those with no experience to seasoned printers. Additionally, over 1000 prints by our local and international members are available for sale in the gallery.