On February 7, The Polygon Gallery will open 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 emerging BC-based artist working in mediums of film, photography, or video. Artists are nominated for the prize by staff and faculty from established arts institutions, organisations, and post-secondary programs from across the province.
A jury consisting of art critic Robin Laurence, Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden, and curator Pablo de Ocampo selected finalists from over 60 longlisted portfolios. The shortlisted finalists will be on display at The Polygon Gallery from February 7 – March 1, 2020. On Wednesday, February 12, the winner of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize will be announced at an Opening Reception and Award Ceremony, and will receive a $5,000 prize towards producing a new project, to be featured at The Polygon Gallery in 2021.
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.
Tours of The Lind Prize 2020 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.
This exhibition is part of The Polygon Gallery's Emerging Artist Mentorship Program, generously supported by
Image: Xan Shian, Collages (detail), 2019, inkjet print on transparency paper