Exhibitions & Lectures

For full list of exhibitions, see resumé.

Peter Powning Retrospective

Touring 50 year career retrospective

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, November, 2022.

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Brampton, ON, Summer 2022.

NB Museum, Saint John, NB, February 2022.


Sandra Ainsley Gallery, 2015

Opening Reception:
Saturday March 7th, 4 – 7pm

Since 1970, Peter Powning has lived and worked as an artist in the hills of southern New Brunswick. His life is characterized by intense periods of work preparing for exhibitions and commissions, punctuated by periodic travel. While Powning’s award-winning work is shown internationally, it is imbued with qualities distilled from a life lived close to the silence, space and seasonal rhythms of his home, the fields, forests and shorelines of Canada’s East Coast. www.sandraainsleygallery.com

Studio 21: New Work and Outdoor Sculptures

May 18 – June 13
1223 Lower Water Street
Halifax, NS
902 420-1852
Click here for Studio 21’s Peter Powning page

Backtalk Series

The UNB Saint John Writer-in-Residence and Inprint Bookstore present:
The Book as Art Image:
Talk and Slideshow by
Peter Powning

January 28, 7pm
Inprint Bookstore
16 King St.
Saint John NB


Studio 21: Between the Pages

Solo Exhibition
April 9 – May 5, 2010
1223 Lower Water Street
Halifax, NS
902 420-1852
Click here for Studio 21’s Peter Powning page
Read a review in the Halifax Chronicle Herald

Cheoungju International Biennale

September 23 – November 1, 2009
Canadian Pavilion of the Cheoungju International Biennale
“Unity and Diversity” Exhibition at the Canadian Pavilion of the Cheoungju International Biennale in South Korea.


Ingrid Mueller Art + Concept

Oct 16 – November 7, 2009
Transmutations — Solo Exhibition
117 York St
Fredericton NB

Transmutations Exhibition Catalogue
Read a feature article in the Telegraph Journal

Sandra Ainsley Gallery, 2008

June 12 – Aug 12, 2008
The Distillery,
55 Mill Steet, Suite 100,
Toronto, Ontario

Seeking Balance Catalogue

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

“Meaning and Metaphor,”
curated by Alex McCurdy. Selection from the AGNS collection. This exhibition consists of 14 works or art by a number of well-known ceramists: Alison Britton, Alan Caiger-Smith, Michael Casson, Andrea Gill, Steve Heinemann, Wayne Higby, Harlin House, Les Manning, David Taylor, Brother Thomas, Robin Hopper, Michael Flynn, Greg Payce and Peter Powning.

Centre Materia

January-February 2008
395, Charest Est, Quebec City QC

Harbourfront Centre

June 28 – September 21, 2008
Harbourfront Centre
Toronto ON

The Importance of Being Banff
Peter Powning (NB), Robert Archambeau (MB), Diane Brouillette (QC), Joan Bruneau (NS), Bruce Cochrane (ON), Jeannie Mah (SK), Greg Payce (AB) and Friederike Rahn (BC).
This exhibition is part of a major festival at HFC that wishes to recognize the role that Banff has played in developing the art landscape of Canada.

Burlington Art Centre

June 28 – September 7, 2008
1333 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON

East Coast Ceramics

The ceramists of the Maritimes form a cohesive style of work, unlike any other region of the country. Long out of the artistic mainstream, in the last quarter of a century a group of dedicated artists have forged a unique style that combines a high degree of functionability with the strong folk art tradition of the area. Narrative themes involving local floral and fauna, bold colour and stylized patternig are all hallmarks of these artists.

AIC Gallery
Peter Powning, New Brunswick, Isabella St. John, Newfoundland, Pam Birdsall, Nova Scotia, Tim Worthington, Nova Scotia, Jim Smith, Nova Scotia, Joan Bruneau, Nova Scotia, Peter Thomas, New Brunswick, Deb Kuzak, Nova Scotia, Reed Weir, Newfoundland, Marie Ulmer, New Brunswick, Ray Mackie, Nova Scotia, Neil Forrest, Nova Scotia, Peter Bustin, Nova Scotia, Sarah Saunders, Prince Edward Island.
Curator: Alexandra McCurdy

Habatat Galleries Virginia

Nov 10 – January 25, 2007
Towers Crescent Complex
8020 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 125
Tysons Corner VA

Solo Show

Habatat Galleries Florida

April 2007
608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, Florida

Large Sculpture

Florence Biennale

Dec 3 -11, 2005
Florence, Italy

International Invitational Exhibition

SOFA Chicago

October 28 – 30, 2005
Chicago IL

Featured Artist

Lafreniere & Pai Gallery

September 30 – October 20, 2005
13 Murray Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Solo Show

Harbginger Gallery

October – November 2005
22 Dupont Street East
Waterloo ON

Group Show

Mary E. Black Gallery

July 29 – September 11, 2005
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft & Design
1683 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Group Exhibition curated by Phillip Doucette


Creative Glass Center of America

July 15 -17, 2005
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ

GlassWeekend ’05
Featured by the Sandra Ainsley Gallery


June 2 – 5
Seventh Regiment Armory
Park Avenue and 67th St.
New York NY

Featured by the Galerie Elena Lee

Galerie Elena Lee

October 20 – November 2, 2004
1460, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal QC

Solo Show