News Release: January 25, 2018

What’s on at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives this February

BRAMPTON, ON (January 24, 2018) – Presenting our new winter exhibitions, highlights for Black History Month and family friendly line-up for February:

New Winter Exhibitions

heather graham: Reminds me of M: Feb. 3 - March 18
Opening Reception: Feb. 11, 2 - 4 p.m.
Toronto artist Heather Graham’s mixed media art explores boundaries between seeing and experiencing art. Reflecting her interest in ideas about time, memory and the notion of perception, Graham’s art conveys a sense of the passage of time and the fragility of the human condition.
Artist Talk: March 4, 2 - 4 p.m.

Words to Pictures: Jan. 27 - March 18
Under the direction of artist Heather Graham, art students from Stephen Lewis Secondary School and Seneca College collaborated on pairing poetry and art.

Inuit Dolls: From Past Traditions to New Expressions: Feb. 3 - March 18
Opening Reception: Feb. 11, 2 - 4 pm
The Inuit have practised the art of making dolls for centuries. Dolls serve many purposes; they are reflections of Inuit life, playthings, charms, tools of domestic training, and tourist souvenirs. Explore these timeless treasures and learn about some of the stories that they tell.

Beyond Sit and Stay: Dogs in Our Service: Feb. 10 - June 3
In addition to being our best friends, dogs serve us in many ways. They perform important functions, among them jobs like search and rescue, detection, therapy, and security. Visit PAMA to learn more about working dogs and their human partners. Try detecting scents at the sniffing station, or spend some time in the dog house with a furry friend! This exhibition is designed, produced, and owned by Halton Region and presented in partnership with PAMA.

Highlights during Black History Month

Exhibitions on now until Apr. 15:

Program Highlights:

Registration is required for both programs at

New Programs and Events

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, and to converse, question and tell stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages: students, families, adults and seniors. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. Brampton. Visit to learn more.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.4 million people and 173,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts:

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Co-ordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 7596

Haide Hall
Communications Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4152