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Ken Yahw McCalla


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After completing a Fine Art Degree at "Central School of Art & Design" in 1984, I spent several years with "OBAALA," where I gained a meaningful and relevant arts education.

OBAALA - (Organisation of Black Arts Advancement and Learning Activities - the arts organisation which launched the pioneering Black Art Gallery in London)

I was influenced by some of the leading Black artists involved in exhibiting in ground breaking shows at the Black Art Gallery in the 1980s. I saw the value in creating art that directly related to community.

Although I went to Art school, I attribute my practical craft skills to my Father and my investigative approach to my Mother.


Photo credits above Kofi Allen, below Derek Lomax
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There is a ongoing struggle to identify the self within. While confronting day to day living we need to redefine the labels impossed upon us.

Creativity in the arts I feel gives me a vehicle that helps me process, overstand & navigate my journey through life. Our Art can directly shape our ideologies & environments.




My 2019 Annual Artist Open House Exhibition with poetry by Eli Anderson.
A glimpse into the exhibition & energy of the evening.













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