British BME women artists give the suffragettes a fresh face in new exhibition

Ailis Brennan

A group of British BME women artists are creating work inspired by 21st century suffragettes for a new exhibition, opening next week.

The collective will open the exhibition at the London School of Economics, coinciding with this year’s centenary of some British women being granted the right to vote.

The free to enter show will see 21 women artists from Black Minority Ethnic backgrounds respond to the phrase “the new suffragettes”.

The exhibition aims to explore intersectional feminism in the UK as well as what women’s activism means today from the perspective of a British BME woman.

Artists included in the exhibition will include co-founders Erin Aniker and Jess Nash, as well as The Guardian data illustrator Mona Chalabi, photography collective Muslim Sisterhood, gal-dem illustrator Charlotte M.A. and artist Charlotte Edey.

We Are Here: British BME Women, '100 years, today’s woman' runs from March 14-18 at the LSE Library, WC2A 2HD;