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

My Gallery Is…

Art Galleries designed by Queen Mary Elementary School students.


For two weeks, Presentation House Gallery transformed into Gallery School, as part of an educational program designed in partnership with Beyond the Classroom and teachers Jenny Thayer and Kathryn Larsen. Given behind-the-scenes access to this storied cultural institution, Queen Mary Elementary students learned about art-making, curation, local history from staff and invited speakers. For this hands-on immersion, they used the gallery as a classroom and studio from which to respond with writing and drawing. On their final day, they visited the site of the new Polygon Gallery where Director/Curator Reid Shier challenged them to design an art gallery of their own. We are delighted to present their architectural drawings and models in this exhibition.

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The Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize

Opening Reception: April 7, 7 pm

Closing Reception and Prize Announcement: April 28, 7 pm

Presentation House Gallery is proud to present the second annual Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize exhibition. The prize has been established to support emerging artists working with photography, film, and video, and reflects Presentation House Gallery’s long history of nurturing new talent among the province’s visual artists. Each year, post-secondary visual arts instructors are invited to nominate a student enrolled in a BFA or a MFA program in BC. Shortlisted students have their work exhibited as part of the Lind Prize exhibition, and the winner is awarded $5000 toward the production of a new work to be displayed at the future Polygon Gallery. This year’s jury comprises artist Stan Douglas and curators Grant Arnold (Vancouver Art Gallery) and Helga Pakasaar (Presentation House Gallery).

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

Image courtesy of 2016 Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize winner, Vilhelm Sundin,  Moon, 2014.

  • Vilhelm Sundin, Moon, 2014, HD video, single-screen projection, 5:26