New West's portrait robots are a hit at New Media Gallery

If you want to book a sitting with 5 Robots Named Paul, you'd better hurry - the exhibition at the new TRACE installation is proving to be popular

If you’ve been toying with the idea of having your portrait drawn by 5 Robots Named Paul, you’d better hurry.

The new TRACE exhibition at the New Westminster New Media Gallery includes 5RNP, an installation by Patrick Tresset that includes five robots who draw a human model – a work based on research into human behaviour, exploring how artists “make marks that depict and perceive,” as an event write-up notes.

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You can sign up for a chance to have all five Pauls draw your portrait – but you won’t be getting in any time soon, since slots are fully booked for the next while. Check out to find the next available opening.

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