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The Kenyan art collective, BSQ (Bomb Squad) – an in demand, “blossoming” community of artists, as reported by the BBC – are making headlines again. Based out of the Nairobi Railway Museum, the crew launched their studio space in April 2018, when they moved into a train carriage studio behind international artist, Patrick Mukabi’s Dust[…]

BBC News:Kenya’s railway art gets a new platform

In the heart of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, alongside seemingly abandoned train carriages and overgrown tracks is a blossoming artists’ community. Just metres from a busy road, but screened by tall trees and long grass, it is hidden in plain sight. This has been home to the Bombsquad, or BSQ, Crew[…]

The African Essence Exhibition

We were honored to host the first Solo Exhibition for the leading Kenyan Female Graffiti Artist, Chela. The exhibition was on 06th April 2019 to 12th April 2019. During the opening she did a live graffiti on the train attracting a huge number of art lovers who also participated in[…]

Thufu Heading to Australia

Another member of BSQ heading to Australia for the Sanaa Festival (A better world through creativity) after a successful display of word class Graffiti from Kaymist who was there last year 2018 Feb………… Click This 


Harakati is a movement, ya kushow artist tukikuja pamoja we can do greater things na tuweze kumake dow pamoja badala ya kutegemea certain people kwa industry ndo watuamshe  kiart then watuangushe baadae. So far a few of us tumeservive bila kutegemea awa wasee mbaka point sai wanatuneed ju hawana otherwise.[…]

Kaymist in Australia

One of our very own Kaymist 4 was invited to Australia for the Sanaa Festival 2018 alongside legendary Swift 9, Bankslave 1 and Joan Otieno (warembo wasanii). Here are some of his works… collabo with swift click here  

BSQ finds new home in train wagon

Graffiti artists have been busy of late, painting the town red, blue and all other colours of the rainbow. That’s because most of them are on a mission to not only beautify the city but also leave meaningful marks wherever they find walls on which they can paint. BSQ were[…]

BSQ Puts up a storming show at the museum

Creativity Gallery 8 December 2017 – 15 January 2018 Join the artists on Friday 8th December at 2PM for a fun and interactive graffiti session in the gallery. The bomb squad crew (BSQ) is a street art group consisting of young Kenyan artists. The group formed in 2011 and hails from the city streets[…]

Uhuru Gardens opens new public space for creative expression

TICAH’s brought together many of the Kenyan artists who’ve contributed to beautifying the calendar with mosaic artist Eric Manya who has curated their art together with Kenyan material culture from the Museum’s permanent collection. That exhibition plus a series of workshops and art talks are what constitute the ongoing Urembo[…]

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