In the 1st week of August The Pansy Project will be featured in three seperate events in Manchester as part of Manchester Pride Fringe Festival, Including a talk at Dig the City. Below, the latest T-shirt from Bundy&Webster and The Pansy Project. Click here to BUY NOW!
This simple action operates as a gesture of quiet resistance; some pansies flourish and others wilt in urban hedgerows. The artist began by planting pansies to mark his own experience of homophobia on the streets of Manchester now he plants pansies for others both on an individual basis and as part of various festivals and events. Perhaps most poignantly The Pansy Project also marks locations where people have been killed as a result of homophobic attack, for example a pansy for Michael Causer who was murdered in Liverpool in 2008 (featured in the 'plantings' tab). Explore the website for other incarnations of the project from design collaborations (as above) to installations and exhibitions of the photographs taken at the site of homophobia. For further information on Paul Harfleet's practice click here.
Videos above, Left to Right: ITV News London Report, Outburst Video, GGTV Video. Click here for recent Huffington Post U.S. coverage. Click here for recent BBC on-line coverage. Image Top: "Batty Boy!" Kings Cross, London