There’s a ton of stuff happening at Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives this weekend and it’s all free thanks to the Sikh Foundation of Canada in celebration of Sikh Heritage Month. From artist talks and documentary screenings, to discussions about hip hop and mental health — check out the full list of activities happening throughout the weekend.
Saturday, April 21 (hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Family Fun Day
Third Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
April 21 – Let’s Spring into action with April Showers. With Family Art + Yoga, Family Art + Stories, our Family Tour, Family Fun Activity and Colouring Room
SikhRI – Sikhi & Acceptance: Sikhi On the Job
April 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dr. Jaspreet Kaur, from the SikhRI Advisory Board, explores the intricate relationship between the practice of Sikhi and the pursuit of a rewarding career.
From Sat Naam to Wahe Guru.
April 21, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
The Sikh dharma (duty) is a lifestyle based on meditation, inspiration, sense of self, and a spirit of universal service. Come join Gurfateh in practicing invigorating meditation to access an experience of elevated awareness or Chardi Kala.
Broadening Horizon – The PowerofONE Project
April 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The PowerofONE Project is an arts based workshop that discusses the impact of language in discrimination by engaging in an open dialogue using art in a safe environment. We will discuss the different types of discrimination, and create a space where community members can share their own experiences.
Artist Talk with Amardeep Singh
April 21, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Join documentary photographer Amardeep Singh as he takes you through his exhibition ‘Lost Heritage: A Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’. This exhibition of photographs reflects Singapore based Amardeep Singh’s deep connection to the land of his ancestors, a connection that impelled him to travel to Pakistan in 2014 and again in 2017 to uncover the spiritual and architectural remnants of a rich cultural legacy of the Sikh people. Singh journeyed to over 120 villages and cities to bear witness to the once vibrant Sikh presence in part of the world in which it endures as a memory.
Spring Art Exhibitions Reception
April 21, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Join us as we welcome exhibiting artists Amardeep Singh from Singapore and Rupy C. Tut from California in celebration of their exhibitions and Sikh Heritage Month.
This event has a limited capacity so to reserve your spot please, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 22 (hours are 1 – 5 p.m.)
Earth Day Family Fun
Sunday, April 22, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Earth Day Activity with special guests from the Region of Peel’s Waste Management department. Caregivers must stay with their children for all drop-in activities, you are welcome to join in on the fun.
Harmonize with Anantvir
April 22, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Come out and jam with Ustaad Anantvir Singh.
All levels and instruments are welcome for an open sit-down session.
Earth Day Documentary Screening
April 22, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
“Let There Be Light” directed by Mila Aung-Thwin and Van Royko.
Learn about the most expensive and complex science experiment ever conducted: An attempt to build an artificial sun on Earth. In collaboration with HotDocs
Beyond Watercolour Workshop
Sunday, April 22, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Unleash your creativity in a fun and relaxed environment on a Sunday afternoon at PAMA! Take part in hands-on activities and be inspired by the exhibitions and collections at PAMA. Let the water flow in this colourful workshop that explores watercolour techniques and more for all levels. Register here.
Mental Health and Hip Hop
April 22, 1:30 – 3:30
Hip Hop artist Noyz will lead a discussion on the struggles of mental health and how they impact his daily life as a Sikh artist. Click here to register.
Artist Talk with Rupy C. Tut
April 22, 2 – 3 p.m.
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, A Journey Back Home 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.
There are a bunch of other activities happening in Brampton for Sikh Heritage Month until April 30, check out the full list here.
Find out more about Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives here.