Black British Visual Artists is a movement created to bring together artists from the African and Caribbean diaspora living in the UK. It aims to provide a platform for artists to network, exhibit and share their talents with the wider art community. 

The Here & Now Exhibition was the inaugural exhibition and was curated by Merissa Hylton and Samantha Almon Adeluwoye.  


"The Here & Now exhibition was a pivotal moment in the Black British Arts scene.  We were excited to bring together so many talented creatives and provide the opportunity for their work to be shared and enjoyed by the public. This exhibition is the first of many more to come." - Merissa Hylton

"Being a Black Artist doesn’t mean your creations only center on this narrow view of ‘Blackness’. This collection of artists will show that our creations are very much a part of British society and our stories are the stories of this nation – Diverse." - Samantha Almon Adeluwoye

Tickets for our next BBVA Conversations are now live! Join Lesley Asare for a talk that explores her artistic practice, the Tamalpa Life Art Process and her explorations of how the body, and the expressive arts can be used as tools for self-discovery.

As a firm believer of experiential learning, Lesley will also take the attendees through a short movement based expressive arts exercise, enabling them to connect to their bodies through movement, drawing and writing.

(No movement/artistic experience is necessary for the session)

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