Presentation House Gallery
The Polygon Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9


Karin Bub, Jim Breukelman, Babak Golkar, Mike Grill, Kyla Mallett, Jeremy Shaw, Dan Siney

Moodyville showcases seven Vancouver artists who have produced works in response to the locale of North Vancouver. The exhibition includes photography, video, drawings and an outdoor work that forms a complex picture of North Vancouver’s sociocultural landscape, one that is still very much defined by its natural setting. The title alludes to North Vancouver’s beginnings and its strong ties to natural resource industries. The earliest industrial settlement on Burrard Inlet established in 1872, Moodyville was a prosperous sawmill community. The exhibition brings to light the shifting identities and distinctive aspects of this place, creating a unique portrait of North Vancouver.

Catalogue co-published by Capilano Review and Presentation House Gallery.

Moodyville is financially supported by the B.C. Arts Council Special Project Grant, Spirit of B.C. Opportunities Program, B.C. Museums Association: BC 150 Grant and District of North Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs.

  • Jim Breukelman, View from Moodyville Park, North Vancouver, 2008.