The Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA) has launched its very first virtual exhibit titled Morphology. This new virtual exhibit will take its visitors on a journey of the creation of the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area in Mississauga.

Morphology showcases photographs from local photographers of the 26-hectare Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area on the Lake Ontario shoreline. The photographers’ artistic visions showcase something new when it comes to the construction of the coastal wetlands, turning rock and rubble into a green oasis.

Lee Tovey, wife of Councillor Jim Tovey, shared a story on how the idea for this new virtual exhibit came to be:

“One summer afternoon in 2017, Jim and I were touring the construction site of what is to become the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area.  Piles of stones, driftwood, logs and rocks, as well as individual large logs and rocks had been positioned to become a future fish habitat in one of three wetlands. Jim said, ‘Oh, I wish more people could witness the morphing of the waterfront. This looks like a sculpture garden.’  Within the next few minutes, Jim totally envisioned the concept of an evolving photography exhibit to artistically document the repurposing of what was an industrial waterfront back to natural habitat.”

The first Morphology exhibition was held in 2018 at the Region of Peel’s Water Purification Plant and has since then been shown at the Great Hall in City Hall and the Small Arms Inspection Building. Morphology is created in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Area. Take in the virtual PAMA Morphology right here.

Feature Image: Credit Valley Conservation Video