Why Are We Not Here?

On behalf of Rising Arts Agency, Stacey Olika and Anika Deb are curating an exhibition titled ‘WHY ARE WE NOT HERE?’ exploring work from 7 artists about the lack of BAME representation and institutional racism in art spaces // https://www.spikeisland.org.uk/programme/test-space/why-are-we-not-here/
Preview Night: Friday 3rd May, 6-9PM at Testspace, Spike Island

Events Programme
Free events, but book required through Eventbrite links below:

Creatives of Colour For Change workshop led by Whose Culture?
Wednesday 8th May, 4 – 6pm, Spike Island Associates Space

Join Rising’s Whose Culture team for a straight talking session on what it’s like to be a young creative of colour in Bristol. Led by media maker Reece DaCosta.


Panel Discussion: Why are you here?
Thursday 9th May, 6:30 – 8pm, Spike Island Associates Space

Why are you here? is a Panel Discussion bringing together people from different communities to engage in discussion about creating meaningful conversations about institutional racism in the arts.

Exhibition Closing Event: Meet the Artists
Sunday 12th May, 4 – 5pm, Test Space, Spike Island

Closing the exhibition our featured artists will be speaking about their work and practice in an intimate setting, an opportunity to meet the artists and have conversations about the themes in their work.