Aba Garbrah

Aba Garbrah is a versatile and highly skilled artist. In ceramics she created a series of small busts of famous African-American people. Her figures convey her fascination with black history in North America and, in particular, iconic celebrities as well as people that she has met. She worked intensively in the Nina’s glass studio, cutting and piecing glass to create intricate portraits of celebrities and family members.

Aba has shown her work in a solo exhibition at Gallery U as well as in several group shows in the Stollery Gallery. Several of Aba’s monoprints were included in “Because of Her, I Am”, the 2019 visual art exhibition of the annual Skirtsafire Festival.

Aba has written and published short stories and participated in the Nina’s digital storytelling project. She bowls competitively, and enjoys participation as a Toast Master and has been a volunteer at the Strathcona Place Seniors’ Centre for twenty years.

Aba Garbrah’s Digital Story

In 2016, Aba participated in a Digital Storytelling workshop at the Nina with a group of other artists and community members facilitated in partnership with Weasel Tale Digital Storytelling.   

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Centre for the Arts

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