The Polygon Podcast: Episode 6 Featuring Faith Moosang On C.d. Hoy

 On this episode, The Polygon Gallery’s manager Diane Evans and curator Faith Moosang are in conversation about the life and work of photographer C.D. Hoy. The gallery mounted the exhibition First Son: Portraits by C.D. Hoy in 1999. All C.D. Hoy photos courtesy Barkerville Historic Town www.barkerville.ca You can…

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Kids First Saturdays: Camera Obscura

Photography was developed by scientists and inventors in the 1830s who explored ways of fixing images to different materials. The principles of pinhole photography, however, have been observed for millennia. This week, we will be exploring the most basic of these optical principles by transforming an entire room into a…

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The Polygon Gallery Is Your Place - Double Your Impact Until June 15

We exist because of you and your support, and now more than ever we need you This is a call for your help, at a time when you can DOUBLE the impact of your gift. If you can, please support The Polygon Gallery’s work with a donation today. Thanks to the…

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The Polygon Podcast: Episode 5 Featuring Patkau Architects

This week’s podcast features The Polygon’s Director Reid Shier in conversation with architects Patricia and John Patkau. Patkau Architects, founded in 1978 by this wife-husband team, recently won their nineteenth Governor General’s Medal in architecture for the design of The Polygon Gallery. Patricia and John have won numerous other awards,…

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Kids First Saturdays: Collagraphs

Collagraphy is a simple, fun printmaking method where you assemble textured materials onto a rigid surface, glue them in place to create a design, and then transfer that design onto onto paper with paint or ink. Step 1: Gather Materials Textured items (i.e. felt, yarn, macaroni, popsicle sticks, plants... use…

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The Polygon Podcast: Episode 4 Global Warning

On the latest episode of The Polygon Podcast, Justin Ramsey, the Gallery’s Assistant Curator, is in conversation with Dorothy Dong, Tiffany Pai, Sally Sapinski, and Asalah Youssef—all Chester Fields 2020 finalists from Fort Langley Fine Arts School. You can listen with the player above or iTunes, Spotify, and  Google Podcasts. Chester…

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Kids First Saturdays: Shadow Play Ii

Last week, we made shadow puppets and a mini-theatre for them to perform in. This time around, we'll learn some advanced techniques to make the puppets more dynamic 🤸🏻 Step 1: Gathering Materials Construction Paper Pen Knife/Scissors Tape/Glue Popsicle Sticks/BBQ Skewers Round head fasteners Step 2: Designing the Puppet Our…

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The Polygon Podcast: Episode 3 Featuring Marsha Lederman

 On the third episode of The Polygon Podcast, The Globe and Mail's Western Arts Correspondent, Marsha Lederman, is in conversation the Gallery's Marketing Manager, Michael Mann. You can listen with the player above or iTunes, Spotify, and  Google Podcasts. Marsha Lederman is the Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe…

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Kids First Saturdays: Shadow Play

Getting tired of streaming television? Stage your own adventures with a shadow puppet theatre! Inspirations Puppeteers performing 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘦𝘯, Ratchaburi Temple, Bangkok, Thailand, 2019. Photo: John McMahon Lotte Reiniger, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘈𝘤𝘩𝘮𝘦𝘥, video still, 1926, 1h 21m Step 1: Gather Materials All you need to build a basic…

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The Polygon Podcast: Episode 2 Featuring Dave Gunawan

On the second episode of The Polygon Podcast, The Gallery's Director Reid Shier is in conversation with chef Dave Gunawan of Ubuntu Canteen. You can listen with the player above or iTunes, Spotify, and  Google Podcasts. David Gunawan is, above and beyond all else, the paterfamilias at Ubuntu Canteen. He…

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The Polygon Podcast: Episode 1 Featuring Jonah Samson

On the first episode of The Polygon Podcast, Audain Chief Curator Helga Pakasaar is in conversation with artist Jonah Samson. You can listen with the player above or iTunes, Spotify, and  Google Podcasts. About the Artist Jonah Samson is a self-taught artist who works primarily with found photographs, often collected…

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The Canucks A Photo History Of Vancouver's Team

The Polygon Gallery presents The Canucks: A Photo History of Vancouver’s Team, a series of photographs looking back on the history of the Vancouver Canucks. These rare photos span decades, beginning in the 1950s and ’60s when the Canucks played in the Western Hockey League, through the team’s franchising with…

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Vancouver Foundation Community Response Fund

The Polygon is very happy to share wonderful news from the Vancouver Foundation: its Community Response Fund that launched last month to support heroic frontline agencies who are saving lives during the Covid-19 crisis has expanded to support arts and culture organizations. Cultural groups are the bedrock of the communities…

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Kids First Saturdays: Hearts For Seniors

Join us in creating hearts for seniors! You can brighten the day for people who are among the most impacted by COVID-19. For the next several weeks, The Polygon Gallery will be collecting hearts to send to senior residences in our community. After you've finished your creation, please email a…

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Kids First Saturdays: Floortraits

Gain a new perspective by exploring photography from a different angle. Create a unique photo backdrop before lying down to animate your floortrait! Inspirations Step 1: Gather Props Look around your home for paper, paints, crayons, pens, fabric, costumes, and sports equipment. You can print images from your computer, cut…

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Kids First Saturdays: Collage Portraits

Combine a photoshoot or illustration with old-school collage techniques to create a contemporary take on portraiture! Inspirations Step 1: Gather Materials Ask an adult where you can look around your home for magazines or newspapers to cut up. Other materials could include fabric pieces, wrapping paper, buttons, and food packaging…

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You Are Our Community

Our thoughts are with everyone’s well-being during this uncertain and challenging time. It is our goal to continue to bring art into your lives, and we hope you will check in with us regularly to see what’s new on the digital front.  We look forward to welcoming you back in…

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An Update From The Polygon

I hope this finds you, and all those close to you, safe and well. This is a grave time, and on behalf of everyone at The Polygon, I want to express my sincere appreciation for your ongoing support and to those who have reached out in solidarity as we weather…

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Chester Fields 2020: Global Warning

While closed, The Polygon will be curating weekly programming online. We hope this provides inspiration during these difficult times and reaffirms that the voice of artists, now more than ever, is a vital one. ⁠Follow us on Instagram as we'll be sharing the images from each exhibition there before anywhere…

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The Polygon Gallery Is Now Closed

For the well-being of our visitors, our staff, and our community, The Polygon Gallery is now closed. We will continue to monitor developments of the Covid-19 outbreak and regularly reassess our response in light of public health recommendations. The exhibition Third Realm, slated to open March 31, is postponed, as…

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Covid-19 Advisory

Dear visitors to The Polygon, The well-being of our visitors and staff is of primary importance, and we at The Polygon have taken some steps in light of the emergence of COVID-19. The Polygon’s approach to managing this situation is guided by evidence-based information from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority,…

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Job Opportunity: Indigenous Curatorial Assistant

The Polygon Gallery exhibits photography and media art, emphasising contemporary Canadian work within the context of historical and international art. Operating as Presentation House Gallery for 40 years, the organization presented more than 300 exhibitions and earned a reputation as one of Canada’s most adventurous public art institutions. In November…

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Feast For The Eyes: Press Release

  The Polygon Gallery Captures History of Photography through Food in Canadian Premiere of Feast for the Eyes Summer blockbuster exhibition explores the role of food in culture, society, and politics in works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, and more VANCOUVER, BC — The Polygon Gallery presents the Canadian premiere of the…

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Wael Shawky: Press Release

Wael Shawky Press Release

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The Clock: Press Release

The Clock: Press Release

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Dog Days: Press Release

Dog Days Press Release

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2018 Annual Report

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Notice Of 2019 Agm

Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6 pm at The Polygon Gallery 101 Carrie Cates Court North Vancouver, BC  V7M 3J4 Everyone welcome. The Polygon Gallery Members are eligible to vote. Click here for Official Notice: 2019 AGM

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The Lind Prize 2019 Winner Announced – Press Release

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Sḵwx̱wú7Mesh Nation Basketball: Photographs By Alana Paterson – Press Release

Press release for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation Basketball: Photographs by Alana Paterson

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10,000 Ships Sail Into The Polygon Gallery - Vancouver Sun

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10,000 Ships Press Release

10,000 Ships Press Release

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Musicircus Media Advisory

Musicircus Media Advisory

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A Handful Of Dust Press Release

a Handful of Dust Press Release

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Paper First Anniversary Gala: Press Release

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Chester Fields: Bring To Light Has Been Extended!

We are delighted to announce that the exhibition Chester Fields: Bring To Light has been extended and will be on view until June 10. Come and visit The Polygon's youth photography program, engaging high school students from around the Lower Mainland. Inspired by the inaugural exhibition N. Vancouver, this year's theme challenged emerging…

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Summer Fridays: Open Late Until 9Pm

Throughout summer 2018, during the North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market, The Polygon Gallery will remain open late on Friday nights every week until 9pm. Visitors can see the Gallery, Shop and Bookstore as part of the evening family experience in Lower Lonsdale! Note: excludes July 20. Image: © Bridget Braun, 2017

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Notice Of Agm

The Polygon Gallery 2018 Annual General Meeting Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6p.m. at The Polygon Gallery 101 Carrie Cates Court North Vancouver, BC  V7M 3J4 Everyone welcome. The Polygon Gallery Members are eligible to vote.  

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Press Release: $20 Million Investment Sees Former Presentation House Gallery Reborn As The Polygon Gallery

Patkau-designed facility will be Western Canada’s largest photography-focused gallery, inaugurating its new Lower Lonsdale home with an exhibition that takes North Vancouver as its inspiration. VANCOUVER, BC – After almost three decades of planning and expectation, a world-class architectural and artistic landmark will be added to Vancouver’s North Shore with the opening of …

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First Night

The Polygon Gallery’s First Night Gala and Art Auction was a grand success, raising $800,000 and bringing the capital campaign very close to its achievement. Major thanks to event Chair Stan Douglas, who set a very high bar for us as we move into our new home. Thanks to TD…

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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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