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CUT / DRAWN REVIEWED IN THE VANCOUVER SUN, 12.17

“They make me think of carapaces shed by imaginary–and rather large–creatures.” Kevin Griffin has reviewed John Patkau’s sculptures for the Vancouver Sun. In the article he shares his interview with John Patkau on his intriguing creation process, which pushes steel past the point of failure into its “plastic” range that causes its shape to be permanently altered.


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PATKAU-DESIGNED GALLERY OPENS IN NORTH VANCOUVER, 11.17

As John Patkau says, art galleries are part of the public life of a city. In a recent article in the Vancouver Sun, Kevin Griffin discusses the design of the new Polygon Gallery located at the foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver with John Patkau. The gallery opened to the public on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.


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JOHN PATKAU AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, 11.17

John Patkau’s Winnipeg Skating Shelters are currently on display in the courtyard at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (July 15- November 12, 2017). The free exhibition, Plywood: Material of the Modern World, investigates the history of plywood techniques and applications.

The Winnipeg Skating Shelters existed for one season on the iced-over Assiniboine river, Winnipeg, and have been reproduced with great care for the new V&A exhibition.