Power Play: Hockey in Contemporary Art (February 21 to June 12, 2022)
Inspired by the idea that hockey is much more diverse than the popular stereotypes have led Canadian society to believe, this exhibition questioned the relationship between hockey and the Canadian identity by making the invisible bodies in the sport visible. Through 45 works of art in diverse media by 13 artists and a selection of archival objects from the Hockey Hall of Fame, timely conversations were explored surrounding nationalism, gender and racial equity, physical and mental health, and the value of self-esteem. Guest curated by Jaclyn Meloche.
Aman Chahal: 9:30 pm at Harmandir Sahib (April 1 to 30, 2021)
Work by local mixed media artist Aman Chahal, presented on the exterior banners at PAMA. The work, titled 9:30pm at Harmandir Sahib depicted the Gurdwara in India, also known as the Golden Temple.
Sara Angelucci: Botanica Colossi (May 2021 to September 3, 2021)
In her project Nocturnal Botanical Ontario artist Sara Angelucci photographed plants which grow in the Pretty River Valley in Southern Ontario. Her compositions of plants growing entwined uncover the ecological impacts of immigration and global trade; forces which have wreaked havoc on the natural environment. Her work is deeply inspired by Indigenous botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's ideas of isolation, gratitude and stewardship. Displayed in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Tracey-Mae Chambers: Hope and Healing (September 30 to October 3, 2021, Exterior)
Tracey-Mae Chambers grew up as a stranger to her own story; adopted and re-named, grafted into a family tree. The discovery in adulthood of her Ojibwa-Métis heritage was a revelation that set her on a path of discovery. Her work is in the powerful tradition of the vessel as metaphor for individuals; we ﬁll and re-ﬁll ourselves throughout life to create our own story. #hopeandhealingcanada was Tracey-Mae Chamber's reaction to COVID-19 and her hope for healing by reconnecting with other people and our environments. The work illustrated the temporary nature of the pandemic, struggles and achievements and our very existence.
Katherine Takpannie: One (September 8, 2021 to April 28, 2022)
Evoking a sense of meditative calm in which the female figure becomes one with her surrounding, Takpannie reflected on the connection of the Inuit people to the sublime land, and the female body in its reproductive state as mother nature. Inuk photographer Katherine Takpannie took center stage on PAMA's outdoor banners. Takpannie who is pregnant with her first child signals the dawn of new life through her amautik (a mother's parka). Seen from behind, she is a solitary figure enveloped by the whiteness of a snow-covered, winter landscape.
Jagdeep Raina:Chase (February 6 to September 6, 2020)
Raina's moving and expressive textiles, drawings and paintings explored memory and a sense of community. Raised and based in Guelph, Raina shared stories of the Sikh diaspora. He drew upon personal records and those of his family who were among the first to immigrate to southern Ontario, as well as oral and archival histories of the wider pioneering Kashmiri and Punjabi Sikh diaspora. Developed and circulated by the Art Gallery of Guelph.
Our Voices, Our Journeys: Black Communities in Peel (February 17 to March 2020)
This unique exhibition and oral history project combined the powerful and personal stories of community members from the North Peel Community Church (NPCC) about their journeys to Caledon. Showcasing personal objects – books, clothing, photographs – that carry special historic meaning to these individuals. The exhibit enriched our shared understanding of Black community experiences in Canada and explored the lasting relationships among people and the places and objects close to their hearts.
Simon Hughes: Works, 2001-2020 (March 5 to October 12, 2020)
Simon Hughes explored the symbolic Canadian landscape in his first solo public exhibition. Both familiar and strange, his interior scenes of artist studios, whimsical architectural structures, rural-and-cityscapes, iceberg and mountain views tend to borrow something from reality but in the end represent a window into the imaginative and the mysterious.
Simon Hughes' Mountain series (April 12, 2020 to October 12, 2020)
Hughes’ work centered 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.
When Night Stirred at Sea: Contemporary Caribbean Art (October 29, 2020 to February 21, 2021)
This exhibition brough together works by several English Caribbean artists working at home (Trinidad and Jamaica) and in the diaspora (Canada, USA and the UK) to reflect on the breadth of contemporary aesthetic practices within the broader Caribbean community. The grouping of works explored a variety of urgent and common themes of identity, colonization as well as social activism and justice that connect all of humanity in our current global condition. Created in partnership with CArt (Caribbean Art) Fair, the Black Artists' Network in Dialogue (BAND), and guest curators Karen Carter and Greg Manuel.
Ronald Bloore: Black and White (January 31 to May 26, 2019, Art Gallery)
This exhibition explores the compositional space created by a leading member of the Regina Five; a group of artists who challenged the conventions of Canadian painting during the 1960s. This selection of works from PAMA's collection brings together a lesser known vein of the artist's oeuvre and provides PAMA with an opportunity to research and present new ideas on this body of work. This collection of works shows Bloore maintaining his structural compositional focus while emphasizing his hard-edged approach to abstract forms (rooted in architectural forms) through the use of colour and space or presence and absence within the field.
Selections from the Vault (February 7 to October 13, 2019, Art Gallery)
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.
Karan Kaur: The Style of Life (March 30 to June 9, 2019, Art Gallery)
Fashion, as an art form, has traditionally been under-represented within the art gallery/museum world. Exhibitions by leading museums featuring the work of Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier and Iris van Herpen, to name a few, have shifted ideas about fashion and its relationship to art. Karan Kaur notes, "Fashion isn't just about looking pretty, it's about the freedom to express and the right to own body. I want to show Sikh women they can mix religion with fashion and show them it's okay to be stylish and fashionable while still being religious." Questioning Sikh traditions in relation to dress and lifestyle are at the core of this exhibition and exploring ways in which new ideas about fashion and living, as part of the Sikh community, are changing.
Zinnia Naqvi: Yours to Discover (May 15 to November 22, 2019, Exterior)
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) was pleased to launch its first open-air exhibition featuring three monumental photographic works by emerging artist Zinnia Naqvi. The series, titled Yours to Discover, investigates the immigrant experience through historic family photographs of excursions to quintessential Canadian landmarks, board games, DVD's and toys from the 1980s. Memory, nostalgia and ideas about Canadian-ness converge to create innovative and engaging living pictures. (Sponsored by Contact Photography Festival, City of Brampton, Region of Peel and Friends of PAMA)
For a Social Cause (June 8 to October 13, 2019, Art Gallery)
For a Social Cause brings together three disparate graphic novels to explore how this genre has been used to raise awareness about the human condition. Poignant and sequenced illustrations tell tales of strife, triumph and loss that convey moral lessons to those who pay attention.
This Time It's Personal: Staff Favourites from the Archives (June 24 to November 8, 2019, Archives)
Have you ever wondered who takes care of historical documents? As archives staff we strive not to let personal biases interfere with decisions about collecting or providing access. This means we usually talk more about our collections than about ourselves. Still, as human beings we have personal responses to the records we care for. In this exhibit, we introduce ourselves to you by sharing some of our favourite items from our collections. We hope our reflections show how archives connect people across time.
Trash Talk: Local Action, Global Change (October 19, 2019 to March 2020, Museum)
Trash Talk introduces Waste Management, a Division of Public Works in the Region of Peel. Highlighting facts about the "3Rs," the circular economy, innovations and government policies, this exhibit explores the growing challenge of residential waste management, environmental sustainability, and creative solutions helping the planet. Our world has a waste problem. What will you change to create a livable future?
The Sakhis of Guru Nanak: The Life and Legacy of the Founder of the Sikh Faith (November 17, 2019 to January 19, 2020, Art Gallery, guest curated by B.S. Marwah
November 12 marks the 550th celebration of the birth of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. This exhibition traces his life and legacy through Janamasakhis (manuscripts), Sakhis (painted stories), photographs and narrative textiles including Phulkaris (embroidery) and Rumalas (sacred cloth).
heather graham: Reminds Me of M (February 3 to March 18, 2018, Art Gallery)
Toronto artist Heather Graham's mixed media art explores boundaries between seeing and experiencing art. Reflecting her interest in ideas about time, memory and the notion of perception, Graham's art conveys a sense of the passage of time and the fragility of the human condition.
Inuit Dolls from Past Traditions to New Expressions (February 3 to March 18, 2018, Art Gallery)
The Inuit have practised the art of making dolls for centuries. Dolls serve many purposes; they are reflections of Inuit life, playthings, charms, tools of domestic training and tourist souvenirs. Explore these timeless treasures and learn about some of the stories that they tell.
WORDS > PICTURES (January 27 - March 18, 2018, Art Gallery)
Pairing the written word with visual art, this project will exhibit student art from Stephen Lewis Secondary School and from Seneca College, under the direction of artist Heather Graham. Using memory as a theme, poems and art by students from Stephen Lewis Secondary School and artworks by Seneca College art students will create a powerful impact.
Winter Sports in Peel (February 8 to June 19, 2018, Archives)
The Region of Peel Archives is excited for the 2018 Winter Olympic in South Korea, and is highlighting Olympic events from luge to curling, as played in Peel. "Winter Sports in Peel" shows citizens engaged in winter activities, which also shows the more communal, unassuming beginnings of sports greatness. Everyone starts somewhere, whether on a rink at a city centre, or evenings out at the curling hall. Images include local heroes in the women's hockey team, the Brampton Thunder, holding the Olympic gold medals they won as part of Team Canada 2002. Let's go, Canada!
Rupy C. Tut: A Journey Back Home (April 7 to July 2, 2018, Art Gallery)
Discover emerging American artist Rupy C. Tut's personal journey back to the real and imagined home of her childhood through which she explores ideas of displacement and identity. The exhibition features recent paintings and drawings translating Sikh scripture, interpreting popular Punjabi stories and representing contemporary cross-cultural themes. Tut's work is particularly remarkable for her strict practice of past art forms and styles, using traditional materials and methods associated with calligraphy and Indian miniature paintings.
Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan (April 7 to July 2, 2018, Art Gallery)
The partition of British India in 1947 into two states - India and Pakistan - led to the forced migration of millions of people across the two countries. The Sikhs, settled in regions now designated as Pakistan, were compelled to leave their ancestral homes and their homeland. A vast number of historic sites - sacred and secular - were abandoned. This unique exhibition of images by Amardeep Singh examines that lost legacy. The images trace a journey across a land that saw the birth of Sikhism; and which was its heartland for four centuries. This exhibition was sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada.
Alcohol Prohibition in Peel (June 19, 2018 to June 2019, Archives)
With Canada's recent passing of Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act), the Archives is highlighting Peel-based records on another controversial substance: alcohol. The temperance movement, which first appeared in Canada during the early 1800s to discourage drinking, resulted in local and provincial bans on alcohol. These records show different reactions by individuals and organizations to this issue.
Regarding Space: Cynthia Greig and Vid Ingelevics (July 19 to September 30, 2018, Art Gallery)
This exhibition brings together works by Cynthia Greig and Vid Ingelevics in a unique collaboration that looks at institutional spaces in which art is normally viewed. In their large-scale colour photographs, Greig and Ingelevics shift focus away from the artwork intended for our view, to the exhibition space itself. Viewers are encouraged to reflect on the relationship between the artwork and the places in which it is received, as well as their own site-specific interaction with art.
William Perkins Bull: A Passion for History (August 4 to September 7, 2018, Gore Meadows branch, Brampton Library) In the 1930s, Toronto lawyer Perkins Bull collected thousands of items relating to Peel's history. A few Brampton highlights appear in this mini-exhibit.
Caring Across Boundaries: A Photography Exhibition (September 29, 2018 to February 3, 2019, Museum)
Discover some positive ways to be engaged in Reconciliation in the Caring Across Boundaries exhibition. Curated by Aboriginal child rights advocate Cindy Blackstock, it features Liam Sharp's photographs of daily life in three First Nations Communities. Produced by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada.
Capturing the Moment (December 2018 to March 17, 2019, Museum and Archives in the Tunnel Gallery)
Photojournalism is an art! Peer through the lenses of Peel photojournalists from the 1940s to the 1990s. Discover images from the PAMA Archives collection documenting daily life and hard news in Peel and around the world. Featured are images from The Brampton Guardian, Caledon Enterprise, Brampton Conservator and Brampton Times, Peel Gazette, Streetsville Review through the Al Betts fonds, and Toronto Telegram through the Russell K. Cooper fonds.
Hurontario Street: Linking Peel (December 16, 2016 to March 5, 2017, Archives)
Hurontario Street is the main artery that links communities in Peel. From Lake Ontario to Caledon, this exhibition shows the historical importance of Hurontario Street and its cultural significance to the development of the Region of Peel.
Honey Bees and Apple Trees (January 20, to March 15, 2017, Mount Pleasant Village branch, Brampton Library) A look at apiaries and orchards in Peel's history, through reproductions of photos and artifacts.
Water and Pigment: Mysterious Interactions (February 6 to March 19, 2017, Art Gallery, curated by Gerrie Loveys)
An investigation of the complexities of painting with watercolour in celebration of over 90 years of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. Paintings will be selected from the CSPWC/SCPA National Diploma Collection, which is housed at PAMA and will include work by artists such as A.J. Casson, Barb Sutherland, Charles Comfort, Ann Balch and Carl Schaefer.
Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada (February 4 to June 4 2017, Museum, borrowed from the Canadian Museum of History, in partnership with the Terry Fox Centre)
This exhibition marks the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, an epic 143 day, 5,373 kilometre journey from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. It explores Canadians' deep and abiding affection for Terry and examines his unique place in our collective memory.
Black Enslavement in Upper Canada (February 4, 2017 to February 28, 2018, Museum)
Most people don't realize that Black enslavement existed HERE in Canada, but it did from the 1600s until it was abolished in 1834. This exhibition, presented in partnership with the Archives of Ontario, explores some untold stories that are important to our understanding not just of the past, but also of today.
The Black Community in Peel in the Late 19th Century (February 4, 2017 to February 28, 2018, Museum)
This small exhibition shares some of the results of our ongoing research into the history of Black residents of Peel in the 1800s. To date our research has tended to raise more questions than answers. But they are essential questions to ask, to better understand our history and our communities.
Heading to Palooka-ville: Seth and the Art of the Graphic Novel (February 6 to 19 March 2017, Art Gallery, curated by Tom Smart)
This exhibition considers the complexities attached to the issues of self-identity in the holistic artistic practice of Seth who is at once an author, artist and cultural commentator, as well as one of the foremost graphic novelists working today.
Tunnel Vision: From the Eyes of the Panth (March 11 to April 30, 2017, Tunnel Gallery) This community curated art exhibition showcases the work of local Sikh artists. Sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada
Brampton Guardian: 1960s (March 16 to June 5, 20-17, Archives, Mount Pleasant Village branch, Brampton Library)
See the evolution of a community during the mid-1960s, through the lens of a community newspaper.
Komagata Maru: A Journey to Canada (April 1 to June 11, 2017, Museum and archives, guest curated by Lally Marwah)
In May of 1914, the Komagata Maru arrived at the Port of Vancouver. The ship carried 376 British citizens from India who were hoping to immigrate to Canada. They were Sikh, Hindu and Muslim and all were denied entry to our country. As part of PAMA's Canada 150 program, this exhibition explores racism in a Canadian context.
Kings and Saints: a legacy in Sikh art (April 1 to June 11, 2017, Art Gallery, curated by Lally Marwah and Tom Smart) This exhibition reprises the popular presentation that complemented the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition of the same name that was featured at the ROM in 2000. It comprises paintings, books, textiles and other Sikh art and artifacts in Canadian collections that interpret many elements of Sikh faith, poetry and spiritualism.
Come on Canada! Selections from the Melhuish Collection of World War II Posters (September 2016 to 2018, Museum)
During World War II (1939-1945) the Canadian Government's Bureau of Public Information worked to influence the hearts and minds of Canadians to support the war effort, both at home and abroad. Well-known artists such as Group of Seven member, A.J. Casson, and the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, created artwork for posters. The posters were displayed throughout the community to encourage everyone to buy war bonds, ration much-needed supplies and support the troops. Ivan Melhuish was unable to serve in the Canadian Military so he became a member of the Brampton Civil Defence Corps and collected almost 300 posters, which he later donated to the Region of Peel Archives at PAMA.
Bill (June 5, 2017 to February 8, 2018, Archives, Mount Pleasant Village and Four Corners branches, Brampton Library)
A photo exhibition about William Grenville Davis, a Premier of Ontario from Brampton.
What Makes This Country Tick? Selected Works by Charles Pachter (April 1 to June 11, 2017, Art Gallery, curated by Gerrie Loveys)
The recent acquisition of the Pachter gift of prints and drawings, augmented with loans from the artist, will comprise this mini-retrospective exhibition of the work of this beloved Canadian artist. Thoughtful, contemplative, ironic, humorous and deeply personal, Pachter's art spans many modes and emotions, giving us iconic emblems of Canadian history and identity in all its diversity.
Streetsville Library 50th Anniversary (September 23, 2017, Archives, Streetsville branch, Mississauga Library)
Mississauga Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Streetsville Centennial Library building with fun-filled events. The Region of Peel Archives has provided a variety of historic images for display.
This Time It's Personal: Staff Favourites from the Archives (September 26 to November 2017, Archives)
Have you ever wondered who takes care of historical documents? As archives staff we strive not to let personal biases interfere with decisions about collecting or providing access. This means we usually talk more about our collections than about ourselves. Still, as human beings we have personal responses to the records we care for. In this exhibit, we introduce ourselves to you by sharing some of our favourite items from our collections. We hope our reflections show how archives connect people across time.
Huron Park Recreation Centre (October 21, 2017, Archives, Huron Park Recreation Centre)
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Huron Park Recreation Centre, PAMA provided images displayed at their anniversary event. The selection included images from both the City of Mississauga fonds and Al Betts fonds, most of which had never been publicly seen before that weekend.
Road Trip (October 29 to November 28, 2017, Archives, Mount Pleasant Village branch, Brampton Library) The Region of Peel Archives looks at turn-of-the-century roads and service stations, vehicles, and destinations.
Asian Christmas and New Year's Cards (December 2017 to January 26, 2018, Archives)
A selection of seasonal cards from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, China, and India, showing the various symbols that different cultures use to commemorate this time of year. All of the cards in the exhibit were received by Helen Tucker between 1956 and 1970, a peace advocate based in Mississauga, whose papers are now housed in the Archives.
Peel Through the Photographer's Lens (December 4, 2017 to April 5, 2019, Archives)
Explore exciting new additions to the Peel Archives' collections. Discover a wide range of remarkable, rarely seen photographs of Peel, captured by prominent local photographers Al Betts, Betty Odlum, and Ron Duquette.
Unbuilt Peel: What could have been (January to August 2016, Archives) This exhibition will explore never-realized planning and building initiatives within the Peel area. Some topics that may be explored include alternative municipal boundaries, forgotten subdivision plans, public transit proposals, and downtown revitalization schemes.
From the Heart of Turtle Island: Contemporary Art from Manitoulin Island (January 24 to March 20, 2016, Archives, curated by Thomas Smart) This exhibition is a major survey of the vibrant art community on Manitoulin Island showing how the rich legacy of artistic accomplishment informs present day artists and fuels their creativity. While many of the artists in the exhibition are known internationally, they remain relatively unknown to Ontario viewers. Artists include Carl Beam, Leland Bell, Ann Beam, Mary Pheasant, James Simon Mishinibinijima, Daphne Odjig, Mike Cywink among many others.
Spiritual Connections (January 24 - March 20, 2016, Art Gallery, curated by Gerrie Loveys) Spiritual and mystical relationships, myths and legends will be highlighted through selections from PAMA's art collection.
Carl Beam's Selected Prints (January 24 - March 20, 2016, Art Gallery) This exhibition comprises a selection of Beam's prints relating to themes around his connection to place and its deep history, and to the effects of European contact on the First Nations on and around Manitoulin Island. Artworks on view will be selections from PAMA's art collection and from the Beam Family collection.
Stories of the Black History of Canada and Peel (January 30 to March 27, 2016, Museum) Follow the timeline of Black History in Canada and read personal stories of the origins of the Black community in Peel.
What Kids Wore: Children's Clothing from the Collection (September 10, 2015 to March 2016, Museum) From baby bonnets to fancy dresses, this exhibit features some of the wonderful children's clothing in the PAMA Museum collection. Visit Manning Square to play Dress Up, read a book, and have some fun with buckles, laces, and buttons! And don't forget to tell us your favourite Clothes Story on the clothesline!
The Singh Twins: A Retrospective (April 1 to June 12, 2016, Art Gallery, partnered with Sikh Foundation of Canada, Toronto Star, Hydro One Brampton)
The Singh Twins paintings combine traditional Sikh painting motifs and forms, with contemporary subject matter reflecting the daily lives, politics and interests of modern-day Sikhs living outside of India - in the UK and in Canada. This retrospective exhibition, features selections from many of the Twins memorable series, including Daddy in the Sitting Room, Facets of Femininity, and The Art of Loving, among others.
Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices: Tony Calzetta and Leon Rooke (April 1 to July 3, 2016, Art Gallery) Held in conjunction with the inaugural season of Brampton's FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity), this exhibition highlights the artistic collaboration of painter, draughtsman and printmaker, Tony Calzetta, and poet, novelist and painter, Leon Rooke that led to the creation of their book project entitled Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices. In this book hyperbolic limited-edition publication, politics and economics mix with fictional discussions involving art critics, artists and even God. The exhibition coincides with the launch of the book's trade edition by Erin, Ontario-based Porcupine's Quill.
Pop is Everything (April 1 to July 3, 2016, Art Gallery) Popular culture has inspired artists since the 1950s. Pop Art challenges traditions of Fine Art by including imagery from popular culture. This exhibition explores the imagery of Pop Art through the eyes of artists represented in PAMA's art collection, including Andy Warhol, Sadko Hadzihasanovic and others.
Veterans' Voices: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the No. 2 Construction Battalion (January 30 to June 26, 2016, Museum, circulated by Kathy Grant, Legacy Voices)
Discover the untold history of Canada's only segregated Black Battalion, the No.2 Construction Battalion in WWI. The exhibit will also explore other aspects of the history of Black Canadians in the military.
Canada at Play: 100 Years of Games, Toys and Sports (June 18 to August 21, 2016, Museum)
Throughout history and across cultures, play has always been a vital part of childhood. It is important in most adult's lives as well. In this exhibition you can explore some of the traditional toys and sports enjoyed by Canadians over the past 100 years. Join in the fun by playing a game or adding a piece to the puzzle! The core of this exhibition was organized an circulated by the Royal Ontario Museum through its Travelling Exhibition Program. It has been enhanced by artifacts, activities, and images from PAMA.
Service & Remembrance: 150 Years of the Lorne Scots Regiment (September 10, 2016 to January 15, 2017, Museum).
This travelling exhibit was created in partnership with Halton Heritage Services, Lorne Scots Regimental Museum, and the Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin, and Halton Regiment).
Messages & Media: Two centuries of correspondence in Peel (September 20, 2016 to June 2017, Archives) Explore this new mini-exhibit in the Archives reading room at PAMA. Messages & Media: Two centuries of correspondence in Peel explores how written communication has been shaped by changing technology. Historical documents and artifacts will be on display and include 19th century "cross-written" letters and wax seals, elaborate greeting cards and letterhead, and telegrams and telegraphic equipment. Learn about how people exchanged messages, from the days of the early post office to the rise of telecommunications. The exhibit will include fascinating communications-related artifacts on loan from the City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services, and the Dundas Museum & Archives.
Capturing Caledon (November 4, 2016 to February 2, 2017, Art Gallery) This small exhibit of paintings and photographs from PAMA's permanent art collection, features the work of eight historical and contemporary artists who have found inspiration in the picturesque landscape and villages that form the Town of Caledon.
Patrick Thibert: Windsor Fields Sculpture (2016-2017, Art Gallery, jail courtyard) Discover this stunning sculpture from Ontario sculptor Patrick Thibert on the grounds of the museum. His stunning use of area, place and lines ties in perfectly with the theme of the museum. The inspiration for his work that will be displayed is about points of view, motion, and perception of space.
Exchange: PAMA Staff Selects (February 1 to May 24, 2015, Art Gallery) Selections from PAMA's works on paper collection. Artists include Carl Beam, Christiane Pflug, Harold Klunder, Robert Motherwell, David Bolduc, Frank Armington, Caroline Armington, and others.
Our Feathered Friends (March 1 to May 31, 2015, Museum) This family-friendly exhibit on loan from the Canadian Museum of Nature help you take the first steps towards discovering the wonderful birds that can be found all around us. You will learn the basics of bird watching, how to identify birds, and how you can attract them to your own yard. You can also explore the birds and bird images found in the PAMA archives.
In Conversation: the art collections of PAMA and the Helson Gallery (July 5 to September 14, 2015, Art Gallery) The story of Canadian art viewed through select art works from these two remarkable collections. The Helson Gallery works on loan include prominent Canadian and international artists collected by Georgetown resident Fred Helson, a prominent philanthropist in the Town of Halton Hills. He donated 105 works of art to the Town in 2013, launching their permanent collection.
Exchange: PAMA Artists Select (February 1 to May 24, 2015, Art Gallery) Invited artists will explore PAMA's art collection, selecting a painting, drawing, print or sculpture for display in exchange: PAMA Artists Select. Sharing the reason behind their choices, each mini-installation will also include one of their own art works.
Ontario's Sporting Past (June to September 2015, Museum) View images from the collection celebrating Ontario's athletic heritage, including those leading moments and personalities in Ontario sports history, and the citizenship of those businesses that supported and promoted sports and fitness for Ontario and Ontarians. On loan from the Archives of Ontario.
Sports in Peel (June to September 2015, Museum) Featuring artifacts and images from PAMAs collections, telling individual stories of sport in Peel.
Timeless Creations: Prints by Stanley Lewis (June 5 to September 20, 2015, Art Gallery) This exhibition features a recent donation of stonecut prints from the City Portrait series by internationally renowned printmaker and sculptor, Quebec artist Stanley Lewis. These works illustrate the unique process for making colour stonecut prints that Lewis developed from his knowledge as a sculptor working in stone.
Long Moments: New Work by Olex Wlaskenko (June 14 to October 18, 2015, Art Gallery) New drawings inspired by the cinema, by Olex Wlasenko. The artist's latest works are inspired by PAMA's Archives collection exploring the history of cinema and theatre in Peel Region.
"Wish You Were Here" Postcard Collection (June 15 to August 28, 2015, Archives) The Archives collection holds numerous postcards and photographs of people having summer fun. Often the cards and images were mailed to friends and family--social media in the pre-Instagram era!
Portraits: Moments in Time, Selections from PAMA's Collection (July 5 to September 20, 2015, Art Gallery) At a glance, portraits reveal information about the individuals pictured. Using clothing and other objects as clues, we can create stories about their identities. This exhibition explores selected portraits using PAMA's permanent art collection.
Spirit Seeds: A Celebration of First Nations Traditional Beaded Work (July 10 to 26, 2015) Exhibition features beautiful objects decorated with tiny glass beads called "Little Spirits". This exhibit was presented as part of the Aboriginal Pavilion of the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan Am Games, at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.
World of Wonders (2015, Art Gallery loan to Helson Gallery) This exhibition drawn from local collectors and artists, this exhibit includes underwater photography, Inuit sculpture, paintings of the Amazon Rainforest and much more. Travel the world right in your own backyard! PAMA has loaned a selection of sculpture by Inuit artists.
Mapping Peel: an exploration of maps from the Peel archives (September 4 to November 27, 2015, Archives) In recognition of International Map Year (IMY), a worldwide celebration of maps, the Archives will select and display a variety of historic maps and plans from the archival collection. The exhibition features reproductions of a sampling of map holdings at the Peel Archives, stretching back to the early 1800s. The selection includes maps depicting land purchased from First Nations, the layout of villages, towns, and subdivisions, existing road and rail networks, and natural features such as land elevations, waterways, and trees. Also featured are maps of far-off lands, such as the islands of Cuba and St. Helena, found within the records of William Perkins Bull, a prominent Peel historian and businessman.
Stephanie Rayner: Boat of Eternal Return (September 26, 2015 to January 10, 2016, Art Gallery) This exhibition presents and interprets Rayner's sculptural installation Boat of Eternal Return. The 29-foot boat showcases, multi-layered meanings touching on the passage of time, life and death, regeneration, and reincarnation. This highly original piece is symbol of how imagination can be given shape and form through an array materials.
Point of Inspiration (October 4, 2015 to January 17, 2016, Art Gallery) This two part exhibition focuses on the point of inspiration behind the creation of art works using examples from PAMA's collection. The main gallery contains work by such artists as David Partridge, Riduan Tomkins, Dionne Simpson and Richard Storms. The works on paper gallery features multi-media paper works by York Wilson (Canadian, 1907-1984). This exhibit celebrates the recent donation of 23 works by the York Wilson Foundation for the Visual Arts, spanning much of the artist's career.
Point of Inspiration: Multi-media Works by York Wilson (October 4, 2015 to January 17, 2016, Art Gallery) This exhibition contains a selection of multi-media paper works from PAMA's collection that were gifted from the York Wilson Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2014. These works by Wilson were created from 1954 to 1980. They reflect many of the influences that Wilson experienced throughout his travels -- the vivid colours, subject matter, the materials, and techniques used, his interest in abstraction, and even the dreams that he had while travelling. Influenced by the artists who created large scale mural paintings that are found in the streets of major Mexican cities, Wilson became known as the most important modern Canadian mural artist.
True Patriot: The Next Generation of Canadian Superheroes (January 12 to March 30, 2014, Art Gallery) True Patriot is a Canadian comic book anthology featuring new Canadian superheroes created by award-winning Canadian comic book creators. The exhibition showcased some of the original artwork from the anthology as well as provide a look at the creative visual process behind comic book creation. An eclectic mix of media including both classic (pencil and ink) and contemporary (digital colour) techniques will be highlighted.
Pow! Zap! Whoosh! Comics (__ to August 24, 2014, Museum) Do you know what Superman, Wolverine and Nelvana of the North have in common? They are all Canadian! Come see your favourite superheroes in comic books, graphic novels, and toys.
George Walker: The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson (January 19 to March 30, 2014, Art Gallery) This exhibition showcased contemporary Canadian artist George Walker's limited edition, hand-printed volume of 100 engravings documenting the life and death of Canadian painter Tom Thomson. This visual narrative touches on Thomson's dual life as a commercial artist in Toronto and as a woodsman/artist painting the area in and around Algonquin Park and along the shore of Georgian Bay. The suite of prints showed Walker's astonishing range as a contemporary printmaker, drawing on Thomson's life and work as a source of inspiration for his own art.
Leonard Hutchinson: Ontario (January 19 to May 4, 2014, Art Gallery) Working throughout the 1930s, Leonard Hutchinson is regarded as one of Canada's foremost Social Realists of the Depression years. Recognized for his masterful block prints, Hutchison's work highlighted the Ontario landscape and documented the life and struggles of the working people. Leonard Hutchinson: Ontario featured several of Hutchinson's prints from PAMA's permanent art collection.
The Tree (January 19 to May 4, 2014, Art Gallery) With close to 50% of its total surface area covered in woodlands, Canada hosts nearly 10% of the world's forests. This exhibition celebrated the tree through the eyes of artists represented in PAMA's permanent art collection.
Walk the Art 2014 (April 10 to April 24, 2014, Art Gallery) This annual exhibition provided secondary school students from the Peel District School Board the opportunity to express their ideas about social issues through art. The theme of this 2014's Walk the Art was "Power". The exhibit helped to spark dialogue around important issues surrounding the distribution of power; economically, socially, environmentally, and politically.
Paint and Process (April 11 to May 25, 2014, Art Gallery and Museum) Brampton artist Karen Darling focuses on the artistic process behind her completed paintings in the exhibition "Paint and Process". Darling uses a unique method that experiments with wax, paint, and environmentally-friendly stone paper as the foundation for this new body of work.
National Youth Arts Week Exhibit (May 1 to 16, 2014, Tunnel Gallery) The City of Brampton is celebrating Brampton's recognition as a Youth Friendly Community Platinum Winner during National Youth Arts week, May 1 - 7, 2014. This nationwide initiative has provided an opportunity for young people across Canada to create a celebration of youth led events showcasing their talents, expressing, and exchanging ideas, getting excited about the arts and celebrating their positive contribution to their communities and to Canada. In celebration of National Youth Arts Week, PAMA will be showcasing art by youth, provided by Region of Peel, City of Brampton - Clean City, Brampton Library Youth Group, Eclypse Youth Group, St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, The Invictus Youth Center and students at Brampton Christian School (assembled by The BRIDGE) from May 1 - 16.
Touching Lives for 40 Years (June 7 to December 2014, Museum) In 2014, the Region of Peel is celebrating its 40th anniversary. PAMA is proud to highlight Peel's rich history and achievements over the past four decades through a special exhibit. Visit us and see photos, videos, and artifacts that tell a story of the evolution of the Region and our community. An event was held June 7, 2014.
Spirit Seeds: A Celebration of First Nations Beadwork (June 14 to October 13, 2014, Museum) This exhibition features beautiful objects decorated with tiny glass beads, called "Little Spirits" in some First Nations languages. The tradition of beadwork began when Europeans brought enchanting glass beads as an item of trade and continues today as an important part of Native life and artistic expression. We celebrate this legacy by sharing historical and contemporary objects and the stories they tell of the artisans who created them.
40 Sagas (August 29 to November 2, 2014, Museum) The City of Mississauga is celebrating its 40th anniversary. This exhibit highlights the growth, development and planning of the Corporation of the City of Mississauga over the past 40 years, with a focus on one story or "saga" per year. 40 Sagas is curated by the staff of the Museums of Mississauga, Culture Division, City of Mississauga.
The Guardian: The Early Years (September 2014 to June 2015, Archives) In 2014, the Brampton Guardian celebrated 50 years of making community memories. This exhibition takes a journey through those years with a collection of selected photographs from the early years of the newspaper to the newspaper to document the development of Bramalea, Canada's Satellite City.
Transform, Distort, Warp, Explode! A survey of work by Lizz Aston (October 18, 2014 to January 18, 2015, Art Gallery) Lizz Aston's work explores the crossroads between traditional craft practices, contemporary art and design. This exhibition examines Aston's experimental process as she transforms traditional materials through methods of abstraction, using digital technologies and manipulating pattern to create distorted and exploded views.
Pulling the Thread (October 18 to January 25, 2015, Art Gallery) This exhibition explores the tradition of creating functional and decorative objects and examines how these domestic practices have influenced today's artists through contemporary approaches, materials and techniques.
Waist Management: A History of Unmentionables (November 1, 2014 to February 16, 2015, Museum) Waist Management is a visual journey through three centuries of sensational corsets, crinolines, bustles and bras that have been used to idealize the female form since the late 18th century. This exhibition is on loan from the Fashion History Museum.
Peel Collects: Dolls from Around the World (November 15, 2014 to January 25, 2015, Museum) Peel Collects: Dolls from Around the World highlights a local collection of international dolls. The collection crosses generations and cultures, and provides a miniature look at fashion, fun and stories from around the world.
The Art of Florence Vale (January 13 to March 3, 2013, Art Gallery)
Recent Acquisitions (January 13 to March 3, 2013, Art Gallery)
Exploring the Region of Peel Archives Collection (2013, Archives) This display showcases the remarkable variety of material in the Region of Peel Archive's collection. The Archive safeguards records created and used by the Region of Peel and its member municipalities (Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon), as well as local organizations, businesses, and citizens. The collection includes a range of paper records (such as council minutes & bylaws, manuscripts, and newspapers) as well as photographs, postcards, posters, maps, building plans, sound recordings, and videos.
All the Comforts of Home: The Perkins Bull Convalescent Hospital for Canadian Officers (2013 to September 2014, Archives) William Perkins Bull was a Canadian. He lived in London, England. During World War I many Canadian soldiers passed through this city. The Bull family invited them to stay in their home.Visitors will see the engraved silver cup presented to Mrs. Bull by grateful soldiers, the hospital's guest boo k, photos, and other fascinating items.
From Crystals to Gems (March 9 to May 26, 2013, Museum) From the Canadian Museum of Nature, this exhibition revealed the hidden secrets of gemstones - elements of beauty, rarity and durability and how they were cut and polished.
Mars, Venus & the Landscape (March 10 to May 19, 2013, Art Vallery)
Art from the Inside Out (May 11 to July 7, 2013, Tunnel Gallery) In partnership with The Bridge Prison Ministry, a local community outreach organization, this exhibition showcased paintings, drawings, sculptures, and textile pieces created by inmates and ex-inmates from correctional facilities across the province. Featured in the tunnel gallery, the pieces in the exhibition were created using the limited materials available to inmates including pencils, pencil crayons, markers, pens, and highlighters.
Abbas Akhavan: Study for a Greenhouse (June 2 to August 25, 2013, Art Gallery) In collaboration with PAMA and the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), artist Abbas Akhavan exhibited his new work, Study for a Glasshouse. For nearly a century, the local floral industry was dominated by the Dale Estate, which at one time was the largest cut-flower business on the continent and the third largest in the world. Akhavan's research into this once thriving local industry resulted in a site-specific project that examined the tenuous relationship between the human and natural worlds. The glasshouse, which provided the artificial conditions needed to cultivate exotic species, was recreated in the exhibition containing both native plants and reproductions of archival material from PAMA's archives.
Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia (June 8 to September 2, 2013, Museum) From the Royal Ontario Museum, this exhibition celebrated the beauty of ornament, while exploring the artistic styles, craftsmanship and craft traditions of South Asia's many culturally diverse regions.
Bouquet (March 27 to August 26, 2013, Art Gallery)
Flora (May 15 - August 25, 2013, Art Gallery) Inspired by Brampton's horticultural past, Flora presented artistic impressions of plant life. Complimenting Abbas Akhavan's Study for a Glasshouse, this exhibition highlighted PAMA's multi-faceted collection of prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings.
Wanted: A Full-time Job with Benefits, Stable Jobs = Stable Communities (September 14 - October 27, 2013, Museum) Did you know unstable employment affects our whole community? It affects people's health, where and how they live, and their ability to move around. This exhibition featured photographs and personal stories about the challenges faced by many families in Peel today. Understanding the issues and recognizing the impacts on you and your community is the first step. During the exhibition, PAMA staff and visitors generously donated to local food banks.
Peel Artists: Lila Lewis Irving and Doreen Renner (September 15 to October 27, 2013, Art Gallery) Long-time Peel residents, Doreen Renner and Lila Lewis Irving explored abstraction in water based media. This exhibition explored Irving's energetic paintings and Renner's subtle use of text and collage.
Figuratively (September 15, 2013 to January 12, 2014, Art Gallery) This exhibition explored the diverse range of expression inherent in figurative painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking by artists from PAMA's multi-faceted permanent collection.
Aba Bayefsky: The Tattoo Series (November 3, 2013 to January 5, 2014, Art Gallery) This exhibition showcased work from renowned Canadian artist Aba Bayefsky's (1923-2001) Tattoo Series. Inspired by Japanese and Canadian tattoo culture, the show featured dynamic watercolour and oil works on loan from the Bayefsky family collection.
One Offs (November 3, 2013 to January 5, 2014, Art Gallery) One Offs exhibited photographic portraits of musicians and artists, from the 70's through to the present, by Viliam Hrubovcak and Jolie Fejer. The show included favourite selections from their archives, along with interesting anecdotes gathered over three decades of shooting in Toronto. Their work celebrated the musician as artist and creator and included such legends as Joe Strummer, Johnny Rotten, The Ramones, Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop.
Inked: Tattoos and the Stories They Tell (November 16, 2013 to March 30, 2014, Museum) Behind every tattoo there is a fascinating story. PAMA invited local tattoo enthusiasts to share their inked and henna work and their personal stories. This exhibition explored the individuality of tattoos, and the question everybody wants to know: why do we ink?
Why We Ink (November 16, 2013 to March 30, 2014, Tunnel Gallery) Why We Ink is a collection of stories and photographs of memorial and survivor tattoos of those who have been affected by cancer, inspired by Julie Fitzsimmons' online community www.whyweink.com.
Passages (September 30, 2012 to January 6, 2013, Art Gallery) Sara Angelucci, Greg Staats, William Eakin, Donald Rance and Vid Ingelevics "Lyn Carter, Vid Ingelevics Featured at Newly Revamped Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives", 30 October 2012
Lyn Carter: Cover (September 30, 2012 to January 6, 2013, Art Gallery)"Lyn Carter, Vid Ingelevics Featured at Newly Revamped Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives", 30 October 2012
David Somers Works on Paper (September 30, 2012 to May 12, 2013, Art Gallery)
Peel's Toy Story (2012 to 2014, Museum) Who doesn't love toys? Stop by this exhibition to learn more about the types of toys children past and present play with.
Water Wonderful, Water Wise (2012 to 2014, Museum) Water is a necessity for every living creature. In this exhibition, explore why water is vital to our existence and learn why we just can't live without this natural resource.
Drawing with Scissors: Molas from Kuna Yala (November 24, 2012 to February 24, 2013, Museum) From the Textile Museum of Canada, this exhibition showcased an array of mola blouses and their beautiful panels constructed by "reverse embroidery" where multiple layers of fabric are cut away to reveal the cloth underneath. Mola designs are drawn, cut and appliqued by Kuna women in a complex technique that actually uses the simplest technology - needles and thread, and of course, scissors.
Tribute: the Art of African-Canadians (February 25, 2005, Art Gallery) Featuring the artists Jim Adams, Hollis Baptiste, Michael Chambers, Grace Channer, June Clark, Neville Clarke, Dorsey James, Dionne Simpson and Tim Whiten. A 36-page catalogue was produced. Press release.
Toy Stories (Museum)
32nd Annual Art Gallery of Peel Juried Art Show (April to May 29, 2005) The exhibit received 532 entries and displayed 85 artworks. Du Xinjian won the grand prize, and Juror's Awards went to Tejpal Aji, Phil Delisle, Ryan Gibson, Ian MackKenzie, and Pamela Wilson. The exhibition included work by 13 Brampton artists, 14 Mississauga artists, and one Caledon artist; the rest were from Ontario. Press release
Student Curated Exhibition (June 8 to 24, 2005, Art Gallery) Belfountain Public School and Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School students curated the tenth exhibit.
Selections from the Permanent Collection: Today's Hits and Yesterday's Classics (July 26 to September 2, 2005, Art Gallery and Museum)
"5" Peeled (August 3 to September 6, 2005, Art Gallery) The artist's collective Quintessential was featured. Individual artists were Linda Jenetti (painting), Brenda Roy (jewellery), Pat Burns-Wendland (weaving), Rosemary Molesworth (pottery) and Kathryn Thomson (blown glass). Press release.
Heritage Complex (2008, Art Gallery, curated by Atanas Bozdarov and Tejpal Ajji) Artists including Arbour Lake Sghool, Eric Glavin, Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace, Henry Tsang, Corin Sworn. "Heritage Complex: From Stereotypes to Nuance", Canadian Art, 3 July 2008.
At this point, PAMA was known as the "Peel Heritage Complex". The following list is incomplete.
Seventeenth Annual Juried Show of Fine Art (June 3, 1990)
Reza Bassiri (June 7 to July 1, 1990)
George Paginton (July 5 to 29, 1990)
Peel Remembers the Great Depression (October 19, 1990)
Recent Acquisitions (January 23 to March 3, 1991)
The Sixties (March 6 to April 21, 1991)
18th Annual Juried Show of Fine Art (April 24 to June 2, 1991)
Hilda Oomen / Marianne Lovink (June 5 to July 14, 1991)
Permanent Collection (July 17 to September 1, 1991)
William Brown (September 4 to October 14, 1991)
Chief James Beaver (October 16 to November 24, 1991)
Randall Caruana (November 27, 1991 to January 5, 1992)
Toys, Shadow Puppets and Masks: Where East Meets West (1993)
Tom La Pierre: The Arena of Heart and Mind (September 8 to October 31, 1993)
Toys, Shadow Puppets and Masks: Where East Meets West (1994)
Contemporary Prints in Peel (January 26 to March 6, 1994)
Curator's Choice (August 10 to September 1994)
The Artist As Time Traveller (November 13, 1994)
Toys, Shadow Puppets and Masks: Where East Meets West (February 19 to March Break 1995)
For Amusement and Instruction - Toys and Games in Children's Play (February 1995)
Art Gallery of Peel 22nd Annual Juried Art Show of Fine Arts (June 19, 1995)
Tales from the Vault (July 17 to September 10, 1995)
Lyn Westfall: Full Well She Is (September to November 5, 1995)
Natalie Ross and Philip Coman (November 15, 1995 to January 2, 1996)
Art Gallery of Peel 23rd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts (June 16, 1996)
The Charles Armstrong Gallery of 19th and 20th Century Peel History (September 26, 1996)
Chris Cran (November 1996)
Salon Exhibition (February 22, 1998)
Snapshot Memories: A Look at Photography in Peel (February 11, 1998)
Titanic: Voyage Through Time (February 1 to May 18, 1998)
Recent Paintings by Lorne Toews (March 4 to April 1998)
Art Gallery of Peel 25th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts (May 6 to June 14, 1998)
Sir Winston Churchill Public School juried art show (June 18, 1998)
Truth, Lies and Photographs (September 13, 1998)
Remembering William Ronald (September 13, 1998)
Richard Mongiat and Charles Taylor (July 1 to August 2, 1998)
Ephemera from the Age of Victoria (July 1 or earlier to September 5, 1998)
Smokin' (August 1998)
David Urban: Parts of the World / Recent Paintings by David Urban (November 8, 1998)
Table Hockey: A Canadian Game (The Greg Peden Collection) (October 1, 1998 to January 3, 1999)
Creative Places (October 17 to October 30, 1998)
Convergence (November 25, 1998 to January 3, 1999)
The Exploitation of the Dionne Quintuplets (January 31 to April 30, 1999)
I Do, I Do (April 24, 1999)
On Canada Day 1984, the Peel County Historical Society gave the reigns of the Peel Museum and Art Gallery over to the Region of Peel. The facility expanded in 1986, adding the old County Jail building, and becoming the Peel Heritage Complex.
The following list of exhibitions is incomplete.
Stewart Clifford Shaw (November 18, 1980 to January 11, 1981, Art Gallery) Shaw was a resident of Peel from 1951 until his death in 1970. The estate was offering the paintings in the exhibition for sale, in benefit to the Toronto Orthopedic and Arthritic Hospital, as Shaw was partly disabled by polio. News coverage.
P. Lewis Bogner, Burlock and Templeton (January 31 to March 4, 1984)
Nancy King (March 6 to April 1, 1984)
Keith Moreau (April 3 to April 29, 1984)
Peel Remembers: Artists from the Perkins Bull Collection (September 11 to October 28, 1984)
Peggy Squire (November to December 1984)
Ontario Society of Artists Women's Show (November 5 to December 2, 1984)
Colour and Form Society (February 5 to March 3, 1985)
Ronald Bloore (March 1985)
Drawing on Technology: Sheridan College Graphics (April 1985)
Historical Brampton (July 3 to 6, 1985)
The War Of Words: An Exhibit Of World War Two Posters (September to November 11, 1985)
Roy Timm: Images in Infared (September 1985)
Nicholas Hornyansky (October 2 to 27, 1985)
Osvald Timmas (October 30 to December 1, 1985)
John Howlin (December 5, 1985 to January 5, 1986)
Continuum: Textile Art Past and Present (January 16 to February 23, 1986)
Colour and Form Society (February 26 to April 13, 1986)
Albert Sparrow (March 1986)
Andrew Bodor: Cityscapes (June 8 to July 6, 1986)
Gordon Rayner, Sr. (July 9 to August 31, 1986)
John Meredith (September 9 to 28, 1986)
Peel Remembers: Artists from the Perkins Bull Collection (September 11 to October 28, 1986)
Will Ogilvie Paintings - Watercolours and Oils (October 4, 1986)
Stan Stych - Relationships in Black and White (November 1986)
On the Homefront (November 1986)
The Armingtons: Painter-Etchers, 1875-1942 (November 1995 to January 4, 1986)
Bicentennial Show Correspondence (January to December 1986)
Rods, Cords and Canvas (January 7 to February 1, 1987) An exhibition of artwork by Mississauga's Frank Barry.
Permanent Collection (January 7 to February 1, 1987)
George Rackus Retrospective - 32 Years (February 4 to March 1, 1987)
Peel Multicultural Mosaic (February 4 to June 1987)
Recent Serigraphs by David Hunsberger (March 4 to 29, 1987)
Association of Independent Artists (April to May 10, 1987)
Permanent collection (April to May 10, 1987)
Fourteenth Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts (May 13 to June 28, 1987)
Permanent collection (Summer 1987)
Curator's Choice (June 1987)
Christmas Around the World (November 18, 1987)
Members' Collection Show (December 1987)
A Transfigured Tradition - Ukrainian Presence in Peel (June 17, 1988)
Papineau: His Life and Times (May 17 to June 15, 1988)
Constant Companions: Dolls through the Years (July 6 to October 21, 1988)
Always in Style: Fashion in Peel (July 6 to September 23, 1988)
Sheila Maki: New Works (September 7 to October 2, 1988)
This Art Triumphant... A Photographic Portrait of Peel (October 5 to December 4, 1988)
Total War: Peel in World War II (February 22 to October 27, 1989)
Gabor P. Mezei: Images of Peel, Watercolours and Pastels (March 8 to April 2, 1989)
A Universalist View (September 1989)
Peter Haller / Claire Kerwin (October 29, 1989)
Collage: Experience Images (November 1 to December 3, 1989)
Goldmine '89 (December 6 to 10, 1989)
In Celebration of Festivals (November 8, 1989 to January 21, 1990)