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



Please be aware that we are trying to organise online workshops and art clubs which we can offer via our social channels during the Covid-19 pandemic. TBC


All our art clubs are free to attend you just need to RSVP your free space by emailing us. You will also be given a 20% voucher from GreatArtUK so you can continue making beyond the sessions.

RSVP: wearehereuk@gmail.com  

Calling all budding artists and creatives! We are very excited to have launched our FREE, all materials provided, art club exploring everything from speed dating drawing challenges, to clay hand building, digital landscape painting and more! 

As the winter nights draw in, these art club sessions aim to bring people together to explore their creative side. The first session will be kicking off with a speed dating style drawing workshop where you’ll be encouraged through a number of drawing challenges to meet new creatives and explore the different ways in which drawing can be used as a tool for recording. 

Artists and workshop leaders Jess Nash and Erin Aniker will be hosting the art club sessions and on hand to offer any advice and tips on how to perfect and explore your art techniques and skills. 

The workshops are sponsored by GreatArt UK so all art materials will be provided by them so you just need to bring yourself! Each workshop attendee will also receive a 20% off voucher to use at GreatArt at each workshop session so that they can continue making beyond the sessions. 

The workshops are free and open to people of all abilities and backgrounds with a big focus on encouraging women and non-binary people from BAME backgrounds to attend. 

Art Club Month 1: DRAWING
'Taking a line for a walk' 
October 2019

In our first art club session we explored drawing from observation through drawing sections from our still life, speed dating portraits where we drew each other in only 2 mins, blind contour drawing, drawing from music + more. 

Art Month Club 2: CLAY 
'Make Something Useful' 
November 2019

We explored hand-building using clay through a number of warm up activities and then learnt how to 'make something useful' so to make something of use which everyone ended up taking home with them: kitchenware, bowls, mugs etc. We used a mix of air drying, stone and earthenware clays and followed up with notes about local kilns and glazes to bisque and glaze fire the stone and earthenware clay objects. 




All our art clubs are free to attend you just need to RSVP your free space by emailing us. You will also be given a 20% voucher from GreatArtUK so you can continue making beyond the sessions.

RSVP: wearehereuk@gmail.com


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'

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. 


'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'

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.

All photos taken by Kim Reynolds 

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.