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 women and non-binary people of colour. The increase in anti-immigration rhetoric since the referendum to leave the EU in June 2016 makes the project particularly poignant. 

Initially starting out as a standalone exhibition at Alev Lenz Studio in Shoreditch (July 2017), it featured a mix of fourteen handpicked, established and emerging artists, creating artwork that explored their dual identities and heritage. An overwhelming response to the first exhibition has led this to turn into an ongoing project and platform working with universities and arts organisations including the V&A, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Camden Roundhouse and London School of Economics.

We Are Here: British BME Women exhibition launch 
in early July 2017 at Alev Lenz Studio in Shoreditch.


From 2019 we have been working in partnership with GreatArt who have sponsored all our art materials.