Kids First Saturdays

The Polygon Gallery is excited to be hosting a new regular program – Kids First Saturdays. Join us on the first Saturday of every month for hands-on creative activities. Visit the Gallery, explore the artworks, and participate in activities that lead to deeper engagement with art and creativity.

As a regular Kids First visitor, you will always be greeted with new and exciting methods of creative play, encouraging experimentation with various media and materials.

Generously supported by:
The Hamber Foundation
North Shore Community Foundation

Chester Fields

Chester Fields, The Polygon’s youth photography program, is now in its tenth year. In collaboration with Metro Vancouver secondary school teachers, hundreds of high school students hone their visual literacy and learn about photography through their own art-making. The program culminates with an exhibition of student work, providing firsthand learning about the presentation, interpretation, and public reception of photography. Click here for details of the 2020 program.

Gallery School

The cornerstone of The Polygon Gallery’s elementary school program, Gallery School invites teachers to move students outside of their classrooms for an entire week: instead of going to school, they come to The Polygon. The week is a catalyst for a long-term program developed by the classroom teacher and provides a unique opportunity for students to be immersed in a site all day, every day, allowing them to slow down and take ownership of their surroundings. With an artistic and cultural lens, and including direct encounters with professional artists, an interdisciplinary approach to all facets of the core curriculum helps young learners draw new connections to the world around them.

If you are a teacher interested in participating in Gallery School, please email

Generously supported by:
Beech Foundation
Edith Lando Foundation
Opus Art Supplies
Canada Gives—Taylor Taliesin Foundation

The Lind Prize

The Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize has been established to support emerging artists working with photography, film, and video, and reflects The Polygon’s long history of nurturing new talent among the province’s visual artists. Every year, post-secondary visual art instructors are invited to nominate a student enrolled in a BFA or MFA program in British Columbia. Shortlisted students are profiled in an exhibition, and the winner is awarded a commissioning prize, for the production of a new work to be displayed at The Polygon.

The Lind Prize is made possible through a generous donation from Rogers Communications to honour Phil Lind’s commitment to the company over 40 years.

Presenting Sponsor



This exhibition is part of The Polygon Gallery’s Emerging Artist Mentorship Program, generously supported by



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101 Carrie Cates Court
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4

Situated on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh, and xwməθkwəýəm Nations.

The Polygon Gallery continues the forty-year reputation of Presentation House Gallery in engaging the public with the most visionary artists of our time. A new waterfront landmark on Vancouver's North Shore, The Polygon offers a one-of-a-kind space to encounter contemporary visual art with a focus on photography.

Admission always by donation, courtesy of Slice 1