Discover PAMA in Beautiful Downtown Brampton and Explore a Dynamic Line-up of Winter Exhibitions

Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives (PAMA) is the premier destination to discover the arts and heritage of Peel Region. Three facilities in one; focused on art and history using conversation and stories to help make new connections to the surrounding community. Located in downtown Brampton, across from Brampton City Hall and Gage Park, the PAMA complex consists of four historic buildings. It is best known for its oldest buildings which consist of the historic Peel County Courthouse and Jail (1867). The PAMA art gallery space presents work from a permanent collection of over 5000 works, travelling exhibitions, art on loan from other galleries, local artist exhibitions and the David Somers Works on Paper Gallery. Noted artists with roots in the community include David Milne, William Ronald, Ronald Bloore, Charlotte Schreiber and Ted Fullerton.

Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages. 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 St. Brampton, 905-791-4055. Visit to learn more.

Ronald Langley Bloore, 28/5/80, 1980
Sumi ink on paper 35.5 x 50.8 cm; Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Art Gallery Collection
Gift of Mr. Geordie Brown, 1998; ©the estate of Ronald Bloore

Ronald Bloore: Black and White
January 31 – May 28, 2019

This exhibition explores compositional space created by a leading member of the Regina Five; a group of artists who challenged the conventions of Canadian abstract painting during the 1960s. This selection of works brings together a lesser known vein of the artist’s career and provides PAMA with an opportunity to research and present new ideas to you on this body of work. This series of drawings shows Bloore maintaining his structural compositional focus while emphasizing a hard-edged approach to abstract forms.

Curator Talk with PAMA’s Sr. Curator of Art Darrin Martens
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2 – 3 p.m.
Included in the cost of PAMA admission

Winter Exhibitions Reception (free admission): Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Guest Lecture with Timothy Long (Head Curator, Mackenzie Art Gallery)
Ron Bloore and the Art of Provocation
Sunday, Apr. 7, 2 – 3 p.m.
Included in the cost of PAMA admission

Frank Hennessey, Autumn afternoon; Laurentian Hills, n.d.
oil on canvas, 39 x 48.5 cm; Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Art Gallery Collection. Gift of Paul Mascard, 2007 ©Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

Selections from the Vault
February 7 – May 5, 2019

Selections from the Vault is an ongoing series of permanent collection-based art exhibitions with thematic sections that include work by leading Canadian and international artists. This series will showcase the breadth and depth of PAMA holdings, facilitate new conversations about Canadian and international art within PAMA’s art collection, and dialogues with our temporary exhibitions.

Talk and Sketch Sessions
Sundays, Mar 3 and Apr 7, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
$10 for non-members and 15% off for members. Registration is required.