The Lind Prize 2018

Krystle Coughlin

Noah Friebel

Laura Gildner

Christopher Lacroix

Ramey Newell

Lola Storey

Theo Terry


Matthew Wong

On September 21, The Polygon Gallery opens a showcase of work by the finalists of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize.

Established in 2016, the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize is awarded annually to an artist currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program in British Columbia, working in mediums of film, photography, or video. This year, visual arts instructors from post-secondary institutions across the province nominated over thirty candidates. A jury consisting of Henry Art Gallery associate curator Nina Bozicnik, Audain Gallery curator Amy Kazymerchyk, and Vancouver artist Ian Wallace chose nine finalists from an outstanding selection of portfolios.

The finalists will have work presented at The Polygon Gallery until October 7: Noah Friebel, Theo Terry, and Matthew Wong from Emily Carr University of Art + Design; Christopher Lacroix, Ramey Newell, and Lola Storey from the University of British Columbia; Laura Gildner from the University of Victoria; and Krystle Coughlin and Graeme Wahn from Simon Fraser University. The winner of the Lind Prize, to be announced at the opening reception, will receive $5,000 toward the commissioning of a new artwork to be exhibited at The Polygon Gallery in 2019.

The Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize is made possible through a generous donation from Rogers Communications, in honour of Phil Lind’s commitment to the company and the communications industry over the course of 40 years.

Exhibition Tours

Tours of The Lind Prize will be hosted every Saturday at 2PM. To join the tour, meet at the ground floor lobby at 1:55PM. These tours are recommended for general visitors as an introduction to the contest and exhibition.

A French language tour  will be available on Sunday, September 23, at 2pm.

For a more tailored experience, visitors are encouraged to book a private guided tour with a member of our curatorial team. For more information about private tours, visit the Contact Us page, or email

Image: Ramey Newell, A fine sheet of water (detail), 2018, inkjet print, courtesy the artist


Presenting Sponsor Rogers Communications

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