In this issue...…..

  1. From GM’s Desk
  2. Bioken Snake farm – Watamu
  3. Graffiti at Turtle Bay
  4. Vegan Dishes Turtle Bay
  5. Internship for Students
  6. Stage Park
  7. Turtle Bay’s Community Projects
  8. Sokoke Forest MTD Challenge 2019
  9. Now You Sea Turtles
  10. Kenya Tourism Board New Identity
  11. Uhuru Kenyatta Bans Single Use Plastic
  12. New Notes
  13. Kenya Airways Resumes Malindi Flights
  14. Kenya Airways and Delta Deal to US

We had two volunteer graffiti artists, who are under Florence Ndinda Mentorship Program, come to paint one of our Lamu room blocks. The artists were here with a large conference group known as International Christian Conference (ICC) sometime in June 2019.

Ibra Ndung'u better known as E-bruh is a graffiti artist. Well known for his mushroom characters, graffiti circle have nicknamed him the “mushroom kid". E-bruh is one of the protégé’s members of the BSQ crew,a street art group based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the mentee of renowned artists, Thufu_B and Kaymist 4, who are the founders of the BSQ crew. His work focuses on the beauty of African mothers, daughters and the female gender at large. The artworks mostly focus on traditional African cultures, as he puts it “it will all be forgotten unless it’s archived in art".

E-bruh has participated in community-based projects as Nai Ni Who, Pawa festival, Street Diaries and the Sunday Boyz where graffiti artists gather to go paint in different neighbourhoods like Jericho.

Dust depo is where he started his art journey in 2015 under the mentorship of Patrick Mukabi, then joined the Bsq studio as he had a passion for graffiti. He has showcased his works in several places such as The National Museum, Dusit 2 hotel, Kenya art fair, Alliance Francaise, Creative garage, Sanaa festival held in Australia.

He hopes to showcase his artworks to the rest of the universe. To him, there's no dream that can't be achieved.

Allan 'think' Kioko is a visual artist, illustrator and muralist based at the BSQ Crew Train Wagon Studio Nairobi, Kenya. He is an expressive painter and a lover of bold strokes, colour and texture. His artwork is primarily done using acrylic on canvas and watercolour on paper. He draws inspiration from his own life experiences, places he's been to and the African people. Kioko's artwork has been exhibited at The National Museum of Kenya (affordable art show), Sanaa Festival (Adelaide, Australia), and at several private shows. Accolades include a commendation award from the MASK prize competition (2018) and came in second runner-up at the Manjano Art Competition (2019).

Click to view the video of the launch of the artists







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