Artway Gallery

Visual Arts Brampton's primary gallery space, Artway Gallery, is located in the northwest side of Shoppers World Brampton. The gallery features solo and small group shows, and a variety of recently completed work by members and youth from our art classes.

Past exhibits include work by The Golden Age Academy, production art from the movie The Nut Job, The Ontario Plein Air Society, and a large list of independent artists.

How to Exhibit

Are you an artist or group looking to show your work to a larger audiance? Artway Invitational at Shoppers World Brampton gives artists the opportunity to display their work at no cost. Located in a busy mall entrance corridor, the display cases are available for exhibits on a month to month basis.

To be considered for an exhibit, please contact us with a proposal and/or samples of your work.

On Exhibit Now

Member Exhibit - May 2024

Artwork from Visual Arts Brampton members, featuring: Aditi Ganeev Sangwan, Aleksandra Skrabka, Chris McGlynn, Colleen Dee, Eric Hansen, Ghazi Toutounji, Manju Das, Marian Simpson, Merlene Boyce, Natasha Jain and Zahra Motiei-Najafi.

Zahra Motiei-Najafi

My name is Zahra and besides being a Medical Laboratory Technologist, I am an artist which is my passion, or better to say my life. I like to paint on types of surfaces: canvas, paper, glass, wood and leather, all using different techniques and materials accordingly: oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal or pencils. On most of my paintings, I use brushes, but what I like the most to do is to use my fingers. Another important aspect with my techniques is that I like to put resin and gilding on top. This helps to reflect light and adds a sheen to the artwork, brightening it up for a beautiful finish. My main goal with my artwork is to give it a sense of a tri-dimension, hoping the observer sees and feels it as realistic and alive as I do.

One of my techniques with some of my acrylic paintings is to pour the colours randomly onto the canvas and then move the canvas in a rotational fashion to mix the colours, then use a hair dryer to apply heat while blowing the paint. This allows for additional mixing of the colours where they randomly flow giving it a sense of movement.

Zahra is available for commissions upon request.