Art Gallery

With the temporary closure of PAMA due to COVID-19 this has impacted our current and upcoming schedule. 

Changing exhibitions currently on display in the Art Gallery include:

Installations on the grounds of PAMA include:

Jagdeep RainaJagdeep Raina: Chase

Art Gallery
On until Sept. 6
Raina's moving and expressive textiles, drawings and paintings explore memory and a sense of community. Developed and circulated by the Art Gallery of Guelph.

Image credit:
Jagdeep Raina
Friday Nights, 2015
Mixed media on paper
25.4 x 30.5 cm
© the artist

Simon Hughes: WorksSimon Hughes: Works, 2001-2020

On until Oct. 12
Simon Hughes explores the symbolic and sometimes uncanny Canadian landscape in his first solo public exhibition.

Image credit:
Simon Hughes, Canadian (1973-)
Coronal Mass Ejection, 2013
oil and acrylic on linen
198.12 x 243.84 cm (78 x 96 in)
Collection of Dana and Shaun Mayberry
© the artist

Inuit Sculpture Atrium

Art Gallery Lower LobbyA man and a woman looking at stone sculptures in a case

Explore works created by some of Canada's most creative carvers and sculptors who identify as Inuit. We encourage you to spend time with the sculptures and investigate the use of materials and techniques.  

Simon Hughes' Mountain series

Art Gallery exterior

On Now

Hughes latest body of work is centred on the mountain where perfectly drawn geometric shapes of triangles and rectangles are mixed with book and magazine cut-outs of places, structures and monuments from history and around the world. The mountain acts as a backdrop against which Hughes represents complex narratives that speak to current day issues of environmental degradation, humanity's cultural footprint, and the proliferation of imagery in the age of information.

Mountain Falls, (detail) 2020
Acrylic and collage on linen
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Division, Montréal
Mountain, Magma, (detail) 2020
Acrylic and collage on linen
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Division, Montréal
Mountain, Lincoln, (detail) 2020
Acrylic and collage on linen
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Division, Montréal

drawn down by Carl Taçon

(Coming in late 2020)

This sculpture by Canadian artist, Carl Taçon, was the winner of a national competition. Carl's proposal, a life-sized carving of a bed, was based on the building's history as the former Peel County Jail and is intended to "examine the idea of a bed as comfort, in contrast to the stark conditions of incarceration".

The granite for the sculpture was generously donated by A. Lacroix et Fils Granit Ltée.

.Artist Carl Tacon and crew working on the sculpture pad

The first phase of the project, a raised base made out of "Jet Mist" black granite, was completed in late 2013. The cut granite base's pattern is a distorted grid, referencing the perceived cast light and shadow from one of the historic jailhouse windows. The carved bed will be cut from "Orion" black granite.

Scale model of Drawn Down

Image: © the artist, 2020