2019 Lind Prize Announcement

A warm congratulations to recent BA graduate Claire Geddes Bailey, whose stop-motion animation/multi-media installation, Swimming Pool (2019), received an honourable mention for the 2019 Lind Prize. In Swimming Pool, Bailey examines the impulse toward narrative and visibility, miniaturizing herself in an attempt to make sense of the splinters in the narrative of her own life. Congratulations also go to Weronika Stepien (MFA ’19) for In This House and Hog’s Offering (2019), and Ran Zhou (BFA ’19) for The Classroom (2019). The work of all ten finalists was displayed at the Polygon Gallery from May 17 to June 9, 2019.

Lind Prize nominated artwork by Claire Geddes Bailey: Swimming Pool (2019)


The Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize is awarded annually to emerging artists in British Columbia who work in the mediums of film, photography, or video.


Read the full announcement from the Polygon Gallery:

On Tuesday, May 21 at an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, the winner of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize was announced. We are delighted to recognise Jessica Johnson for her work Hazel Isle, a 14-minute documentary shot in Scotland, considering how the gradual loss of traditional language affects change in a rural community. Johnson has received a $5,000 prize towards producing a new project, which will be featured at an exhibition at The Polygon Gallery in 2020. An honourable mention has additionally been awarded to Claire Geddes Bailey and Garnet Dirksen. The shortlisted finalists will be on display at The Polygon Gallery until June 9.


Read an exhibition review by the Tyee here: https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2019/06/05/Art-Anxious-Age/