District Library Gallery

Drop by the second floor of the Lynn Valley Library to check out the District Library Gallery! 
The District Library Gallery is part of Art in the Community Programme, which is run by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. This programme celebrates and enables emerging artists through facilitating a professional exhibition, which serves to promote local artists of all kinds, to increase  awareness of art, and to make original art by local artists accessible to our local public.
There are three venues for artist exhibitions: the City Atrium Gallery at the North Vancouver City Hall, the Foyer Gallery at the District of North Vancouver Hall, and the District Library Gallery at the Lynn Valley Library. There is an artist call for the Programme, where visual artists working in all media, including painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metal work and installation, are invited to submit a proposal to be a part of this fantastic program. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will book artists a year in advance for all venues and submissions are always being accepted. 
For more information on submitting a proposal, click here. To send a proposal, please email the Exhibitions Coordinator. 

Now Showing at the District Library Gallery

Cath Hughes | Things we found at the lake

July 4—August 28 

Things we found at the lake is a series that twists the traditional summer pastime of swimming at the lake with folklore and fantasy. Mundane activity at the lake is juxtaposed with Hughes own cultural heritage, traditions and mythology; the Hobby Horse from British folklore, the Morris dance or Herne the Hunter with a stag’s head. Hughes also re-imagines the lake with archetypal Canadian wildlife by including beavers, loons and Canadian geese in the lakes.

A string of dualities runs through the work, reality/fantasy, the mundane/mythological, beauty/ugliness, Canadian/British, the known/unknown, safe/sinister, surface/illusion and contemporary/historical.  Visit the library to view this illusive exhibition, then head to the bookshelves to learn more about the folklore that inspired the work. 

About Cath Hughes

Cath Hughes is a British-Canadian contemporary painter currently living and working in Vancouver, BC.  She holds a BFA in Painting from Oxford University, UK, as well as an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education from London University.  Her work is predominantly narrative and landscape-based and draws on mythology, folklore, art history and personal history.  


For more information about the District Library Gallery, see the Exhibitions section of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council website.