News release: July 4, 2022
Stay Local and visit PAMA for free this summer
Brampton, ON. (July 4, 2022) – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) invites you to stay local and visit this summer for FREE! Come enjoy our newest art gallery exhibitions, Regalia: Indigenous Pride and Peter Powning: A Retrospective. Drop in and win prizes at our exciting summer challenges and also look out for the PAMA team out and about at many community events. We hope you will drop by and see us over and over again all summer long.
Peter Powning: A Retrospective
On now to Oct. 30
Curated by John Leroux
This major display of New Brunswick ceramist and sculptor Peter Powning covers a remarkable 50-year career. His exploration includes a wide variety of materials such as his early functional pottery to glass, clay, cast bronze, stone and steel. The superior quality of his work and his commitment have earned him a unique place in the Canadian art scene. In 2006, the Canada Council for the Arts awarded him the Saidye Bronfman Award-the highest distinctions for excellence in fine craft in Canada.
This exhibition was organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Peter Powning Opening Reception and Artist Talk at PAMA: Thurs. Jul. 7, 6: 30 p.m.
REGALIA: Indigenous Pride
On now to Oct. 30
Photographer Roland Lorente and writer Aline Saffore travelled nearly 10,000 kilometres through Eastern Canada to attend over 20 powwows. This exhibition is the result of their time spent photographing and interviewing dancers at each powwow.
22 vibrant photographs capture the movement and beauty of powwow dances and through personal stories, visitors hear directly from dancers about the importance of powwows and the regalia.
Stories of Home
On now through Summer
Visit our Community Feedback Station on-site at PAMA and at select special events in the community to share your feedback on our exhibitions.
"Nothing About Us, Without Us" is central to the future of PAMA, to ensure that the new exhibitions content is relevant and representative of the people living in Peel today, the Exhibitions Project team would like to gather content directly from Peel’s communities by way of a community outreach campaign. Throughout the summer of 2022, PAMA is asking visitors to share their feedback with us to help shape our new permanent exhibitions opening in 2023.
PAMA Museum Detectives Summer Challenge
Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Earn your badge as a PAMA Museum detective this summer - complete a series of activities each Thursday and enter each time to win mystery prizes.
FREE, donations welcome. Program is subject to change due to COVID-19 community guidelines. Recommended for children ages 4 - 12, guardians must accompany children.
Forest Bathing with Sock Gee Gan
July 21, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. & August 13, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Discover a practice that brings people closer with nature and supports healing and wellness through natural environments. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to "forest bathing." Experience the benefits of slow-paced wandering in nature with a trained forest therapy guide on this guided journey.
Participants of all ages are welcome to join. Pre-registration is required.
Public: $5, $12 for families (up to 2 adults and 3 kids) + HST
Members: $4.25, $10.20 (up to 2 adults and 3 kids) + HST
- Also check out our calendar for July and August as we will be participating in many special events around Peel Region.
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.
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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.