Tobi is a multidisciplinary creative and aspiring curator, hoping to make expressive and dynamic works by combining music, moving images and illustrations. Recently he has been focused on the expression of identity through art and fashion, trying to express unique personality traits with shape and colour. In addition to his work as a freelance illustrator, he participated in last year's NS Academy programme and created a 90-second short, which was featured in an article for The Face Magazine.
Tolu Elusadé, 20 year old visual poet and storyteller. Fascinated by the art of authentic collaboration - Elusadé is motivated by the revolution of existence as resistance. Grounded in the importance of collective healing and joy, imagery is created to illuminate the magic in the mundane. My artistry is about capturing the silver linings in the complex dualities of this lifetime, and leaving a legacy of archives, documenting how we are.
Trini-Maria Katakwe (TMK) is a British Nigerian-Zambian Visual Artist and Designer from North London. The work she creates is based on her identity, culture, faith and spirituality. Art and Design have been a focal point in the development of her academic and professional experience. The expansion of her creativity has been explored through scenography (set & production design), architecture, fine art, graphic design, illustration, and photography. TMK’s ongoing project the ‘Bold Series’ uses vivid colours and fragmentation to explore her interpretation of how she views the world. The message behind her work is to uplift those who are underrepresented and showcase them in a vibrant outlook.
Tyreis Holder is an Artist, Poet and Visual Storyteller from South London, with heritage reigning from Jamaican/St Vincent. She works heavily in mediums pertaining to installation, textiles, performance, poetry, sculpture and sound. Her practise centres around explorations of self and identity, the relationship with the mind, particularly within regards to navigating colonial spaces. Her primary grounds for exploration explores how textiles poses as poetic language, functioning as a healing device- specifically in regards to trauma experienced by black women. Poetry translates into garments, installations poses as poetry pages. Bringing lived experiences into her practice, she aims to generate conversations around how social and intimate spaces are shaped through race, diffability*, community, mental health, class, sexuality and culture.