Artway Invitational Gallery features solo, small group, and special juried shows and is located on the northwest side of Shoppers World Brampton next to Artway Gallery. Launched in April of 2010, this space is a spin-off of Visual Arts Brampton's Artway Gallery.
Past exhibits include work by VAB Instructors, production art from the movie The Nut Job, The Ontario Plein Air Society, and a large list of independent artists.
Exhibiting opportunities are available to solo artists and groups. See below for more information.
On Exhibit Now
Ever since I was child, I was always intrigued by the beauty of art. I started dabbling at the early age of five. My biggest inspiration has and always will be my mother. Her eloquence and beauty were always displayed in her paintings. She's also a self-taught artist. Like most artists I started with sketches and slowly moved onto oil paintings. I was very blessed to be in a school, where my artistic side could be displayed. I competed in a lot of inter school competitions and started raking in prizes. My biggest source of encouragement has been my family.
I slowly started getting fascinated by South Indian mural paintings. Every picture had a distinct story behind them. Every picture spoke to me. This fascination of mine kept growing and it helped me explore, my own personality and traits. I couldn't resist myself to do more and more DIY paintings on pretty much everything that, I could find. It ranged from vases, bedsheets and even my mom’s sarees. The latter got me in a lot of trouble. But it still kept me going. The idea to use these, simple things and turn them into something alluring and aesthetic always inspired me. Mural painting was one of the main reasons for me to, opt dentistry. Both these fields had two things in common those were precision and perfection. Being a dentist also helped me to accomplish another goal of mine, which was to bring a beautiful smile on everyone's face.
Art is a platform, where I pour my imagination and creativity and bring inanimate objects and drawings to life. A few strokes of my paint brush and I could see a whole new world being formed right in front, of my eyes. One of my biggest reasons to pursue art is to, inspire individuals to bring out the hidden creative gems that, we hold inside us.
I take this opportunity to thank Visual Arts Brampton, for giving me a platform to share my ideas and inspirations on a canvas. This will be my first public display after my move to Canada. Lastly, I would like to thank my husband who has been, my pillar of strength through these tough times. He has helped me to pursue my passion and has helped me attain confidence.
Munazzah Farhan - Artist Mooni
Munazzah Farhan, known as “Artist Mooni”, is a Canadian based Finger Painting artist of modern impressionism and textural expressionist oil and acrylic paintings. Currently living in Toronto, she had previously worked and lived in Asia, Middle east and Europe. She is a graduate in engineering and holds an MBA as well.
Since her early days, she wanted to be known as an Artist but it took her time to get over her boundaries. Years back when waves of life were going against her, at that time when she truly felt loneliness, she got inspired by that pain through the sensation of colors in her fingers that she can own it, this is when she decided to donate her life as a self-taught finger painting artist. For her work, she has always believed on skills and spark that can be seen in her paintings. Her work is bolder, vibrant and passionately warm that shows several years of her hard work.
She started doing paintings in 2010 and sold through commissions. Her work is comprised of Landscapes and Cityscapes but she also loves Floral. For her, art is a great way of scratching the soul through textures, colors, depths and giving a vision of life through an Artist’s eyes. When words are not enough then stroke speaks.
She likes to create art to capture her audience’s attention and through textures make them feel to be connected with her paintings. Her aim is to give life to walls full of vibrancy. She also loves to describe her paintings in words and use words to paint every single shade and strokes that tells a story that anyone can relate themselves to. In her paintings there is a hidden message that will help you to release your stress and anxiety. Believe in yourself because you worth it.
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 seven display cases are available on a month to month basis.
To be considered for an exhibit, please contact us with a proposal and/or samples of your work.