WE ARE HERE UK We Are Here UK is an artist-led and artist-run platform. The aim is to provide an open platform for discussion around what it means to be British, led by BME women and non-binary people of colour. We work with British BME women and non-binary artists across the UK hosting exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions. #WeAreHereUK




Curated by Jess Nash, We Are Here UK took part at a Friday late at the V&A Museum along with a number of amazing artists and collectives celebrating Black and Asian histories and championing us taking up space!

 Muslim Sisterhood ran a collaborative installation alongside a collage workshop with Charlotte Edey, Olivia Twist and Jess Nash celebrating where you're really from. 

All photos © Hydar Dewachi










Image by Nadia Akingbule | @nadiaakingbule | nadiaakingbule.com



London School of Economics Library

Exhibition, Workshop & Panel Discussion 

100 Years, todays woman

14th - 18th March 2018

LSE Library
10 Portugal Street
London WC2A 2HD

We held a workshop and panel discussion at LSE Library on 14th and 15th March 2018 and an exhibition from the 14th-18th March 2018. The events were all centered around woman's suffrage and what woman's activism looks like today from a British BME, woman's perspective. Please see below for more details. 

All event posters by Jess Nash


'100 years, todays woman'
Exhibition

A handpicked selection of British, BME Women artists were invited to create artwork  in response to the term 'modern day suffragette' and to explore what intersectional feminism and activism looks like today in 2018. 

Artists:




'BME Women: Working in the creative industries'
Panel Discussion

A panel discussion exploring BME Women and diversity in the creative industries hosted by Nicole Crentsil, founder of Unmasked Woman and co-founder of Black Girl Festival. Panelists included Jess Nash of We Are Here, Aimee Felone of Knights of Media and Kurdish Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Evar Hussayni.






'Woman: a manifesto'
Workshop

Jess Nash and Erin Aniker of We Are Here held a collage based workshop titled Woman: a manifesto. Using collaged materials, participants were encouraged to create their own manifesto inspired by a mix of strong, BME Women from Mona Hatoum to Sade and Solange to Michelle Obama.








We Are Here: British BME Women at Dulwich Picture Gallery late
'The Female of the Species'
Friday 1st September 2017 | 6.30 - 9.30 pm


We Are Here: British BME Women hosted our 'Female Figures', clay workshop (workshop plan developed by Jess Nash) at Dulwich Picture Gallery as part of their 'The Female of the Species' late event. 











































Panel Discussion | Saturday 8th July 2017 | 12 - 1.30 pm

Panel discussion exploring BME representation in the creative industries hosted by Nicole Crentsil of Unmasked Women

Panellists

Joy Miessi, Artist in residence at Limewharf
Aaminah Patel and Seetal Kaur from Two Brown Girls
Charmaine Watkiss from Shades of Noir






Workshop | Sunday 9th July 2017 | 2 - 4 PM


Female Figures


by Jess Nash


Inspired by some of the most game changing women in history and present day, this workshop is a nod to Nefertiti, Hatshepsut and yourselves, as Female Figures invited participants to create tiny busts of women in charge. Using clay and history as inspiration, the workshop helped participants create an artefact of their own to take away as a constant reminder that we are here.