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I’ve launched a new Comic Strip

I’ve known for a while that I don'’t want to continue (in comic form at least).  I think it was a good format for my quarter-life (and love?) crisis and I’ve been waiting for something new to come alive. Probably the fact that I GOT MARRIED has had something to do with it… (You might…
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Mecca2Medina Story Writing Weekend

As you may know, I have been working on a documentary project about 1990s British-Islamic hip-hop group Mecca2Medina (www.mecca2medinafilm.co.uk). On the weekend of 23rd October 2022 the four of us working on the project - Rakin, Aminah, Eliot, and myself - sat down to really identify what this story is about. It was quite an…
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@the.love.coeur Interview

I recently did the cutest interview with @the.love.coeur for Instagram. Wanted to share it here because I thought the format was really sweet! I also found out that she discovered my work through a small zine project I was part of in 2020 called FOCUS Zine. I was commissioned to write a comic to go…
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Mecca2Medina & British-Islamic Hip-Hop SOAS Event

Mecca2Medina members Abdul Karim, Rakin Fetuga, and Ismael Lea South On the evening of Thursday 25th August 2022 I organised an event in the SOAS Brunei Gallery Lecture theatre to raise awareness about an ongoing documentary project I have been working on about late 1990s hip-hop group Mecca2Medina and the British-Islamic Hip-Hop movement (www.mecca2medinafilm.co.uk). Yes,…
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First Prizes at the SOAS Audiovisual Awards!

Really chuffed to have won First Prize in the Group Film and Individual Photography categories at the SOAS Audiovisual Awards! First Prize Group Film Mecca2Medina: The Birth of British Islamic Hip-Hop Keep up-to-date with the project Supporting Statement This proposal film is part of an ongoing project, with filmmaker Eliot Gelberg-Wilson, to realise a feature-length…
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SOAS Event Series 1.06 – Rakeb Sile

In conversation with the c0-founder of Addis Fine Art, Rakeb Sile I started an MA in Global Creative and Cultural Industries at SOAS, University of London in October 2021. As part of one of my practical modules, I decided to research careers in the cultural sector and, alongside fellow student Philipp Schütz, I put on…
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SOAS Event Series 18.05 – Adem Holness

In conversation with Creative Programmer and Cultural Strategist, Adem Holness FRSA I started an MA in Global Creative and Cultural Industries at SOAS, University of London in October 2021. As part of one of my practical modules, I decided to research careers in the cultural sector and, alongside fellow student Philipp Schütz, I put on…
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SOAS Event Series 11.05 – Anamik Saha, Oli Mould

Panel discussion with researchers Anamik Saha and Oli Mould chaired by Caspar Melville I started an MA in Global Creative and Cultural Industries at SOAS, University of London in October 2021. As part of one of my practical modules, I decided to research careers in the cultural sector and, alongside fellow student Philipp Schütz, I…
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FOCUS Zine: ‘as i fall apart’

I was commissioned to write a comic for FOCUS zine which brings researchers and artists together to publish creative-scholarly booklets. I worked with researcher Oriana Rose to develop a comic on the theme of contraception. The blurb for the zine reads: This essential interrogation examines the cultural narratives surrounding the contraceptive implant and its effects…
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Ink Well Exhibition // Hackney Comic + Zine Fair

Read the comic Chuffed to have been commissioned for this Ink Well Exhibition at Gillett Square, Dalston from 4-30 September. It's part of Hackney Comic + Zine Fair 2021! It's a group exhibition with an interesting concept; 13 comic artists were commissioned in the style of an 'exquisite corpse' which means each artist follows on…
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FML Comics Presents… by Eliot Gelberg-Wilson

As part of my exhibition at The Cartoon Museum this summer I hosted a series of events called 'Panel by Panel Discussions'. Over 3 Saturdays in June I invited contemporary cartoonists Jenny Robins, Rob Bidder and Rachael House to collaborate with me at the museum. I wanted to celebrate and platform other comic artists that…
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Final Term at Rumi’s Cave Art Club

Plants, Charcoal, Collage & Collaboration We have had a fantastic term at Rumi's Cave Art Club. Not only did we have 7 weekly sessions but we had 3 amazing workshops to make up for the sessions we missed at the beginning of the year because of lockdown. We also enjoyed a final exhibition to celebrate…