Jagdeep Raina: Chase | Simon Hughes: Works, 2001-2020

Exciting Contemporary Artists Coming to PAMA

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is thrilled to bring the works of two contemporary artists to the gallery this winter.


Jagdeep Raina, Friday Nights, 2015, mixed media on paper, 30 x 44 in.

First, we welcome a new touring exhibition Jagdeep Raina: Chase on now until May 24. Raina’s moving and expressive textiles and drawings explore memory and a sense of community. The show is curated by Shauna McCabe and organized by the Art Gallery of Guelph with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Join the artist for a meet and greet in the exhibit and enjoy a film screening and discussion with Raina’s special guests Pamila Matharu and Sarindar Dhaliwal on Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Reserve your spot today.

Raised and currently based in Guelph, Raina shares stories of the Sikh diaspora. He draws 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.


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

PAMA welcomes Winnipeg artist Simon Hughes as he explores the symbolic Canadian landscape in his first solo public exhibition Simon Hughes: Works, 2001-2020. This exhibition opening and artist talk will take place on Thursday, March 5 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Reserve your spot today.

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.

Special thanks to our exhibition media partners JazzFM, Brampton Guardian, Caledon Enterprise and Mississauga News.

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 or call 905-791-4055 to learn more.