Artist Paul Harfleet with his Pansy Project Garden which won a Gold Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in 2010
is an artist whose interest lie in the implication of citizenship and its influence on navigation and memory of the urban environment. He augments and re-contextualises various sites and objects by allocating them with new meaning or significance often through drawing, photography and intervention.
He came to prominence through the Pansy Project, where he plants pansies at the sites of homophobic attacks. His Pansy Project Garden won a gold medal for best conceptual garden at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Flower Show in 2010.
Jonathan Harbourne of LGBT History Project interviews Paul Harfleet at the Hampton Court Flower Show: http://www.lgbthistoryuk.org/audio/Pansy-Project.mp3