Yafa Goawily

Yafa is the founder and director of the Cornwall Art Hive, based out of the Cornwall Square Mall. As a filmmaker and artist, she uses rich and colourful images to disrupt the norm and raise attention about imperative and often overlooked matters.

Yafa’s art is a vision of what she is, an accumulation of tales about Human Rights, Child Rights, and Women Empowerment – through vivid and vibrant imagery.

Art practically runs through Yafa Goawily’s veins. Coming from a family of artists, she grew up surrounded with this form of self-expression and thus, getting drawn to its allure became an inevitable fact. For Yafa, art is now an indispensable part of her identity. From performing arts to fine arts, Goawily has experimented with it all.

Yafa graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and a Filmmaking Diploma from Alexandria University in Egypt and is now based in Cornwall, Ontario with her family.