Access For Everyone

The Polygon is committed to inclusivity, believing that art should be accessible to all people. The Polygon works to create a welcoming, barrier-free space for EVERYONE.

The Polygon has removed financial barriers to participation: admission to The Polygon is offered on a by-donation basis (all day, every day) thanks to BMO Financial Group. Exhibition tours, talks, and outreach programs are also offered by-donation.

The Gallery is working to expand its audience by providing multi-lingual exhibition tours in English, Farsi, French, Mandarin, and Spanish; Accessibility Tours are available for anyone with a disability or who feels barriers to participation during a typical tour.

The Polygon has ensured that its new facility meets or exceeds all standards for a fully accessible building, and works with an accessibility advocate to audit operations regularly.

The Polygon is committed to the development of lens-based practices and to creating pathways for new voices within the medium, particularly new narratives from artists traditionally outside the Eurocentric standard of many art galleries.

Importantly, The Polygon prioritizes the presentation of work by artists who reflect the diversity of its community.

Of primary importance, the Gallery continues to expand its engagement with Indigenous communities, particularly the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The Polygon’s ongoing consultation with the Squamish Nation is stewarded by Carla George, a Squamish Nation Council Member who sits on the Gallery’s Board of Directors.

The Polygon’s Outreach Partner Program provides free admission passes to community organizations that serve underserved audiences.

Very deliberately, Gallery staff includes a diversity of genders, cultures, first languages, sexualities, and generations.

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Members are among those who are closest to The Polygon’s work in the community and beyond. By contributing to a strong foundation of support, Members enjoy exclusive front-of-the-line privileges while helping to provide artists with a platform for their work, facilitate lifelong learning opportunities, and so much more.

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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.

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