|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
|Getting There |||Corner of 3rd and Chesterfield, three blocks up from the Seabus.|
|Wed. to Sun: 12PM to 5PM, Extended hours on Thursdays until 8PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 07, 2009
In existence since 1981, Presentation House is the largest independent non-profit photographic gallery in Western Canada. It exhibits and disseminates photography as well as photo-related media art, film and video. Its focus is on Canadian work as it exists within the context of historical and international art. Exhibits at the gallery hang for about five weeks, and the gallery closes for short periods, while it prepares for the next show. The gallery offers guided interpretive tours for teachers and students in conjunction with current exhibitions.
The Big Picture
The 25-year-old gallery can accommodate small and large collections, previously showing up to 200 framed photographs in a single exhibition. Shows are not limited to BC photographers. National and international photo artists also see their work showcased at the gallery. In addition to staging exhibitions, Presentation House has also published several books, sold in the gallery’s on-site bookstore, which is dedicated to publications about photography. However, work on exhibition is not for sale. The society also produces a series of publications edited exclusively by artists, published under the title Lynn Valley. About three issues per year are produced. International participating artists include Richard Prince of New York, Johannes Wohnseifer of Cologne and Jonathan Monk of Berlin.
Join the Society
There are five levels of membership offering various society benefits availble. Basic membership includes invitations to exhibitions and public programs, a 10 per cent discount in the Gallery Shop, discounts on special event tickets, a subscription to the PHG Newsletter and e-bulletins, and voting privileges at the annual general meeting. Membership at the high end includes a long list of benefits including a subscription to the Lynn Valley series, copies of society publications and an original Blossfeldt photogravure or Breuhl colourtype.