The New Union Flag Project (2014-Present)
The New Union Flag (NUF) re-imagines the Union Jack and celebrates the communities that have contributed to the UK’s cultural legacy. Re-created with fabric designs from all over the world, the New Union Flag transforms the traditional Union Jack from an archetype of uniformity into a dynamic and celebrational on-going performance of diversity. Whilst this flag started as a reflection on the UK’s colonial legacy its design is ever-changing to reflect the ongoing changes of the makeup of this nation.
Piloted in late 2014, the project has already engaged ten of thousands of people through processions in rallies and festivals, online events, workshops in schools and art spaces and interactive installations in galleries and museums, among them Tate Exchange, the South Bank Centre, Turner Contemporary, the Jewish Museum, the People’s History Museum, Rich Mixed and Peckham Platform. The project has been supported by Art Council England, Counterpoints Arts, Platforma, City of Sanctuary and Euromernet.