The Argosy Studio & Gallery

Welcome to Argosy Studio & Gallery

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The studio covers 800 square feet and includes a darkroom, screen washout area, 6 colour printing press, as well as a full bathroom with laundry, plus kitchen facilities and a bedroom.

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About

argosy-prince-rupertThe Argosy building is a unique and evolving space. Recently completed renovations have included the construction and set-up of a live/work screen printing studio space. The studio covers 800 square feet and includes a darkroom, screen washout area, 6 colour printing press, as well as a full bathroom with laundry, plus kitchen facilities and a bedroom. It boasts 12 foot high ceilings with exposed wood joists and is comfortably heated by a wood burning stove. On occasion, the printing studio will be made available to house artists in residence who wish to have access to screen printing equipment and a large open studio space in which to work.

Showcased are the works of local West Coast artists in a contemporary setting enhanced and influenced by building materials both salvaged and found from the surrounding Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii areas.

Please feel free to drop in and have a look around as we do have many interesting pieces currently for sale.

The creative process of interior design at the Argosy building is fluid and organic, and we appreciate ideas and community feedback on its development in these still early days.

Future plans include:

  • Glass roll-up garage doors accessing the basement, creating natural light filled areas for concrete casting and sculpture
  • Landscaped gardens and a carving shed on the adjacent lot
  • Roof-top greenhouse vegetable gardens and BBQ area.

Stay tuned, the odyssey has only just begun…