Peter Powning: A Retrospective | Regalia: Indigenous Pride

Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives (PAMA)
Summer Exhibitions

PAMA, located in beautiful downtown Brampton is excited to open two new exhibitions this July and is offering free admission all summer long!

Peter Powning: A Retrospective

July 2 – October 30, 2022

Portrait of the Artist as an Ageing Beach Ball, 1983, porcelain and steel, 43 x 30 x 30 cm, ©Peter Powning.

This major survey exhibition of New Brunswick ceramist and sculptor Peter Powning covers his remarkable 50-year career. His artistic exploration includes a wide variety of materials such as glass, clay, cast bronze, stone and steel. The superior quality of his work and his long-time commitment to his craft 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 distinction 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.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk at PAMA (free admission) | Thurs. July 7
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Talk: 7:30 p.m.
Reserve your spot now


REGALIA: Indigenous Pride

July 2 – October 30, 2022

Derek Martin – Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River, ON. ©Roland Lorente.

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.

Twenty-two 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.


About PAMA
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 or call 905-791-4055. Please note that General admission to PAMA is free to the public for a limited time during the closure of the Museum and Archives. Donations are appreciated.