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News release: August 11, 2020

PAMA Appoints New Supervisor of Arts and Culture

Brampton, ON (Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020) – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Gewurtz as PAMA’s new Supervisor of Arts and Culture. PAMA officially welcomes her into the new position on Monday, Aug. 17.

Photo by D. Barbour

Michelle Gewurtz was most recently the Senior Curator at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University. She holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Leeds with a specialization in Feminism and Visual Arts. Her curatorial projects explore the convergence of gender politics and creative identity, and her research interests extend to both historical and contemporary art practices. She is the author of Molly Lamb Bobak: Life and Work (ACI, 2018). Exhibitions she has curated for the OAG include Facing Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore (2019), Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy (2019), the gallery's inaugural exhibition, Àdisòkàmagan/Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes/We’ll All Become Stories (2018). She has also served in curatorial, educational outreach, and advisory capacities at SAW Gallery (Ottawa); A Space Gallery (Toronto); Gallery 44 (Toronto); Richmond Art Gallery (British Columbia); Kniznick Gallery (Waltham, MA, USA); and The Freud Museum (London, UK).

“We are thrilled to welcome Michelle to the PAMA team as we move forward demonstrating change for the future and striving to embrace our communities using an authentic voice. Michelle brings a plethora of arts and culture experience that will lead our curatorial team to continue to produce exhibition’s that resonate with our community and connect to relevant themes and issues that matter to Peel residents today.” - Rene Nand, PAMA Manager, Community and Cultural Engagement.

“I'm delighted to join PAMA in the role of Supervisor of Arts and Culture. I look forward to working with PAMA's team to present new ideas and develop community-oriented programming. Together, we'll enhance the art gallery and museum as a central cultural meeting place for the diverse communities of Peel Region and beyond.” – Michelle Gewurtz

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and 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, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.

Media contacts

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Coordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Tel: 416-312-3425

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.