Vancouver

The Polygon Gallery

  • 101 Carrie Cates Court
  • North Vancouver, BC V7M3J4
  • Phone: 604.986.1351

The Polygon Gallery is a vibrant art institution that inspires and provokes cultural insight through adventurous programming. The Gallery is committed to championing artists and cultivating engaged audiences. Its lens of inquiry creatively responds to shifting perceptions of the world, through the histories and evolving technologies of photography and related media. Admission is always by donation, courtesy of BMO 

A LANDMARK DESIGNED BY LOCAL ARCHITECTS

The Polygon Gallery is a place for art and an incubator for new ideas. Award‐winning firm Patkau Architects envisioned the design as a response to the history and character of both the gallery and its new location at the Shipyards on Lower Lonsdale: “It is an historically resonant site — home to the port industries on which North Vancouver was built, where the mountains meet the sea.”

The Polygon Gallery’s distinctive architecture is prominent along the North Vancouver harbourfront, appearing as a singular, cohesive form. It’s reflective cladding, animated by the changing light of day, echoes the nature of the surrounding landscape. The main floor’s glass exterior invites the public to not only look inside but to see through the gallery. Conversely, the upper floor maintains an enclosed gallery space.

The Polygon has won the following prestigious architecture awards for it’s design and impact on the community:
2022 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Outstanding Project
2021 RIBA International Award for Excellence (Royal Institute of British Architects)
2021 AIA Architecture Award
2020 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
2019 Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Medal in Architecture

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 14, 2024

Dani Gal’s epic work, Historical Records (2005-ongoing) comprises over 700 commercially issued vinyl LPs, which the artist has collected since the beginning of this century. As the collection grew over the years, it was divided into three parts and The Polygon Gallery is showing Part 1 , 2005-2018 (comprised of 246 records), from the Collection of Migros Museum in Zürich, in its ground floor gallery. This poignantly plural work becomes the centrepiece of Dani Gal’s first solo exhibition in Canada. Visit The Polygon… more

Recurring weekly on Thursday until August 29, 2024

You are invited to enjoy classic films under the stars on Cates Deck in front of The Polygon Gallery. Now in its third year, Deckchair Cinema treats audiences to a summer of al fresco film screenings. Hosted for 10 Thursdays beginning June 27, the screenings commence at sunset, and will be complemented by music and entertainment leading up to curtain time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and make themselves comfortable by bringing their own blankets or low chairs. We'll be featuring drinks from local breweries… more

July 12, 2024 - September 29, 2024

The Polygon Gallery presents the Canadian premiere of ANTI-ICON: APOKALYPSIS, Martine Gutierrez’s first major solo show in Canada. The exhibition features 17 self-portraits in which Gutierrez transforms herself into a pantheon of influential heroines who have become legendary through depictions in art history, pop culture, and religion. Her exquisite transformations into Ardhanarishvara, Cleopatra, the Virgin Mary, and Joan of Arc among others, are photographed with the style and glamour of luxury fashion magazines. more