Van Live: New Polygon Gallery part of Lower Lonsdale revival


Postmedia is part of a media tour early this afternoon of the new Polygon Gallery at the foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver.

Watch this space for more details and photographs inside and outside of the $18 million building designed by Patkau Architects of Vancouver. A story about how the gallery fits into the revival of Lower Lonsdale will follow Saturday when it opens to the public.

The first exhibition at The Polygon is N. Vancouver which focusses on photography and videos about North Vancouver. It includes newly works by 15 artists such as Brian Jungen, Myfanwy McLeod and Althea Thauberger.

Photo of the serrated roof of The Polygon, the new art gallery designed by Patkau Architects at the foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver. It opens Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. The Polygon Gallery is the new home for Presentation House Gallery. Photo: Ema Peter Photography [PNG Merlin Archive]
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Photo of the serrated roof of The Polygon, the new art gallery designed by Patkau Architects at the foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver. It opens Saturday.

The Polygon is the new home of Presentation House Gallery.

Funding for the gallery included $4 million from the Audain Foundation and Polygon Homes, both established by developer and philanthropist Michael Audain. The Polygon has also raised $2 million for an endowment.

The gallery includes a cafe and gift shop and a large second-floor terrace looking south across Burrard Inlet to the skyline of downtown Vancouver.

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Source:: Vancouver Sun

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