• Ahmad Salahat

    Faced with the banning of the Palestinian flag in Gaza and the West Bank, Palestinians have historically used the watermelon as a symbol of identity and resistance. Now faced with the censorship of pro-Palestinian content on social media, the symbol is now used by activists across the world to show unity with the Palestinian people,…

  • TKAMA

    Based in London and part of the lauded collective Love at First Vibe, TKAMA delivered a smooth set of well known bangers and deep cuts, mixed together with enough talent to out-do your nan’s Nutri-Bullet.

  • TY

    Our next guest for the SUMsessions series is TY, curating a smooth set of chilled Afrobeats from across the continent. Full set is out now on our website and YouTube, make sure to subscribe for further releases.

  • Hillarynx

    Tone and voice as rich as her skin, Hillarynx is a 20-something, contralto singer-songwriter from South West London. Hillarynx’s started singing in school plays and Gospel Choirs as creative and restorative outlet. Intrigued by the social-political relationships, Hillarynx create dynamics and playful storytelling songs connecting with the deepest part of your soul. Vocals – HillarynxKeys…

  • Marlo Swan

    Marlo Swan

    For multidisciplinary artist/graphic designer Marlo Swan, art and design serve as tools for examining the use of language, both visual and written, and its pivotal role in shaping belief systems. When used effectively, they become essential in influencing collective action in today’s society. You can see more of Marlo’s work here

  • Kofi Perry

    Kofi Perry

    Kofi Perry is an American contemporary painter based in London. Using classical techniques to depict characters from a fictional Afrofuturist world of his own creation, Kofi’s artistic mission is to inspire black and brown youth with a fictional world that relieves them from the complex, exploitative, and dangerous future. You can see more of Kofi’s…

  • Jojos Cuffs

    Jojos Cuffs

    Jojo’s Cuffs are jewelled nose cuffs hand-made by multi-disciplined creative and SUM co-founder Joelle. Spicing up everyday style effortlessly with silver and gold jewellery, Jojo’s handcrafted cuffs need no piercing and can be easily put on and removed.

  • TERK

    TERK

    T£rk is an upcycling brand based on using old clothing and revamping it into something new. T£rk stands for “To Every Reckless Kid”, so being reckless in your fashion choices, wearing colours that don’t “match” or mix matching patterns while staying eco conscious. Everything is handmade and made with a little sauce. Check out our…

  • Y3kMish

    Next on our DJ Sessions is the talented Y3kMish @y3kmish; a DJ, Manager and all-round creative – Taking us on a journey through her favourite house, soul, R&B, Hip-hop tracks and more… Subscribe to us on Youtube! SUMsessionsTeam Creative Director + Producer – @unclechulu DOP – @lucacruzcahnRecording Sound Engineer and AP – @backstrapbeatsLive Sound Engineer…

  • GUM London

    GUM London

    Founded by Ella Rush and Kiah Bibby, GUM London is a South London based jewellery brand which creates interactive pieces which change colour through heat. Being innovative and playful is at the core of what they do and their exploration of smart materials, packaged within classic yet playful communications, is what makes Gum, Gum. To…

  • Meet the Creators

    Announcing the SUMmarket! After years of working with creatives through events, exhibitions, workshops and more, we’re now launching a new online marketplace!  Our aim as a collective has always been to promote the voices of artists and academics alike, but with the cost-of-living crisis, inflation and cuts to the arts it is harder than ever to be a…

  • Sarabi

    Sarabi

    Sarabi is a crochet clothing business bringing community and craft together. Her pieces explore everything from the slow fashion revolution to the socio-political challenges that the African diaspora face. She puts sustainability and wearable art at the forefront of each piece and teaches informative crochet workshops to put value back into work. Check out more of…

  • Jules Bleckman

    Jules Bleckman

    Jules’ work has recently consisted of making cartoonish figurative sculptures and prints and rendering them into digital media. He’s been intrigued by what happens to the sculptures when their physicality is lost, essentially what makes them sculptures; losing their essence; the figures feel like they have accidentally walked into a new space where they are…

  • James Farrant

    James Farrant

    My design has evolved in tangent with my photographic and written work, providing me with a wealth of ideas and imagery to explore and develop. Through my work I have explore narratives built from ideas around futurism, starting with the idea that ‘”the future is now”. Utilising past ideas of what the future might be,…

  • Mitchell Bradshaw

    Mitchell Bradshaw

    From what started off as a twist on a monotonous school project, Mitchell Bradshaw Design has grown into a one man home production, all the while staying true to his roots in SE London.⁠ For his earliest project Mitchell came out with a collection of re-designed long rizlas, before dropping the ‘Never Pay’ project, which…

  • Watchful Force

    Watchful Force

    There are security checks in every metro station, utilising x-ray scanners and metal detectors. It’s easy to feel aware of the police presence in much of the city. At times it feels like a glimpse into an Orwellian high-tech future, with the overbearing lights illuminating one’s darkest dystopian fears. The feeling this presence creates is…

  • Nessie Appleton Smith

    Nessie Appleton Smith

    Nessie Appleton-Smith is a South London based creative who focuses on all things visual. After spending the last few years at university focusing on her videography, Nessie recently took a series of intimate portraits of the Okoli family…. I love personal portraits, up close, really detailed. I’m trying to capture a sense of the person,…

  • Vivienne Shao

    Vivienne Shao

    Vivienne Shao is a Chinese illustrator, born in Guangzhou, China, who now mainly lives in London. Vivienne’s work explores common topics, and her perspectives on them derived from her personal experiences. She creates colourful and fun illustrations, often featuring herself as the protagonist, using highly saturated colours and a sense of humour, to provide a…

  • Art / Kemi  Olo­yede

    Art / Kemi  Olo­yede

    Kemi Oloyede is a scientist and freelance digital artist. Their work was initially … created during the first UK lockdown in the midst of the COVID pandemic to … uplift and emphasise visibility in the Black LGBTQ+ community, a project which was started off with a Twitter thread on notable Black queer people in …

  • Art / Jules Bleck­man

    Art / Jules Bleck­man

    “The older I get the more I feel lost and confused. As children we are told … we can be anything we want, and we all believe we will be success stories …. We create a narrative that comes to haunt us in our later lives, as most of us cannot hit the heights we…

  • Art / Elif Yil­maz­turk

    Art / Elif
    Yil­maz­turk

    Elif Yilmazturk is a British artist and illustrator of Irish and Turkish descent …. Since leaving University of the Creative Arts in 2015 … with an Art Foundation, she has gone on grow her portfolio with a fashion PR internship, all the while pursuing a successful modelling career. Her true love however …