News release: August 3, 2022
Share your Stories of Home for an upcoming PAMA exhibition
Brampton, ON. (August 3, 2022) – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is inviting past and current residents from Brampton, Caledon or Mississauga to contribute to our new Stories of Home core exhibition planned for 2023.
PAMA is also offering free admission during this time so make sure to drop-in, explore, create and connect with us!
Stories of Home: Community Engagement
On now through early Fall
We are searching for local stories to feature in an upcoming exhibition about home and community in Peel. Whether you are new to the area, or your family has been here for generations – we want to hear from you!
"Nothing About Us, Without Us" is central to the mandate of PAMA, to ensure that the new exhibitions content is relevant and representative of the people living in Peel today. Throughout this summer and early fall, PAMA is asking you to share your stories of home to help shape our new core exhibitions opening in 2023.
Some responses from visitors so far:
"Home is where I am safe and free to be my most authentic self. Home is where love is."
"Home is wherever my head falls, and peace and security took me in and awake me"
"Home is my favourite place, time with family and dear ones. Sharing memories and lots of laughter"
"Home is my mother, father & brother laughing and having fun"
"My home is my mom!"
"Home is a warm and loving environment – smell of baking & a roast dinner!"
"Home is a place where I can express myself freely"
"Home is love"
Spend some time with us virtually. Share your story now and receive a PAMA Prize Pack!
Prize packs must be picked up from PAMA at 9 Wellington St. E. Brampton. Prize packs include a PAMA bag, pen and notebook.
August Exhibitions and Program Highlights – All FREE Admission!
- Peter Powning: A Retrospective
- Regalia: Indigenous Pride
- Bidemi Oloyede: I Am Hu(e)man
- Sedna: Inuit Goddess of the Sea
- PAMA Museum Detective drop-in family activities: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. In-person at PAMA
- Art and Stories with the Caledon Public Library: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2:30 p.m. At the Caledon Public Library in Bolton
- August Family Fun Activity: drop-in Sunday, Aug. 28, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Live Art Competition
Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: GALLERY 35, 35 Queen St., Brampton Ontario – L6Y 1L9
Downtown Brampton partners invite all artists in Ontario to join us for a one-day-only en plein air (outdoor) painting event, presented by the Inzola Art Fund at PAMA.
Prizes: The winners will receive a monetary prize listed below.
1st Place Prize: $800
2nd Place Prize: $500
3rd Place Prize: $200
All 9 winning pieces will be displayed at Gallery 35 from the 1st. to the 15th., of September 2022 in a combined exhibition.
- Pre-registration is on now to August 12 for $40
- Same Day Registration $50
Registrations will be taken on the day of competition as supplies last.
Visit Live Art Competition Brampton to register and learn more.
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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About Peel's transition
The Ontario government announced the dissolution of Peel Region and the establishment of a Transition Board (TB) as part of Bill 112. The Transition Board was appointed to provide recommendations to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of restructuring matters related to the dissolution of Peel Region to make Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon independent municipalities by January 1, 2025.
To learn about the Transition Board, how it will make these recommendations, and to provide feedback to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visit Ontario's Peel Region Transition Board website.
During our transition, Peel remains committed to providing services to residents and businesses. For information about our transition, visit Peel's transition website.
About Peel Region
Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 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.