Our Pride: Reclaiming the Rainbow

Artist Clare McNulty presents a new project with Queer Mancunian artists, to reclaim the rainbow and remind us of its significance within the LGBTQIA+ community. Through the medium of film and photography, this online exhibition brings together a series of creative responses, considering what strength and pride means to the LGBTQIA+ community today.

The exhibition is a celebration and connection to intersectional queer pride and is a reminder of what the rainbow means to the LGBTQIA+ community. This project is an exercise in challenging the commercialisation and appropriation of the Pride Flag that we continue to see. The work seeks to explore and highlight the importance of intersectional activism, taking up space, and the power of collective action. Fighting for LGBTQIA+ rights and freedoms in Manchester and across the world.

Our Pride is Your Pride, and you can join in with the project by uploading your own interpretation of what pride means to you and joining our exhibition/ism by using the #ourpridemcr and using the face filter (Face filter 1 and Face Filter 2)

Film – Our Pride
Watch Here
(Content Warning – this film is suitable for over 18’s only)

Photo Galleries
Click through the images below to view each gallery

Our Pride - Heather Glazzard

Our Pride - Penny Booth

Our Pride - Sara Carpentieri

Thank you to all incredible people that participated in this project, including:

Photographers: Heather Glazzard (They/them), Penny Booth (She/Her), Sara Carpentieri (She/Her)

Film: Cake Boi (They/Them), Clare McNulty (She/they), Alison Mathews  (She/Her), Joshua Hubbard (He/she/they)

Models: Joshua Hubbard  (He/She/They), Gertrude Dixon (She/They), Jungle Julia (She/They), mandla rae, Patti Baston (She), Yandass Ndlovu, Tom Halls (He/Him), Darren Hamilton (He/She/They), Sam Whitehouse (They/ Them), Dolly (She/Her), David Hon Man Chu (He/ Him), Heidi Taylor Wood (She/ Her), Karl Olsen (He/ Him), Tiago Muniz (He/ Him), Billy Tusker Haworth (He/They), Jordan Roberts (He/Him), Harry Keita (He/Him), Elizabeth Pope (She/Her), Tamara Naomi Freeman, Johnny Villanueva (He/They), Vivian Holmes (She/her), James Larder (He/Him), Ollie Dickinson (He/him), Jess Rose (she/her), Sophie Satanique (She/her), Heidi Taylor Wood (She/They), Alfie Austin (He/Him), Emma Gilbertson (she/her), Ali Rome (She/Her), David Hoyle (He/Him), Alma Renée E. Lipari (She/They), Adam Ali (He/She/They), Divina de campo (They/Them), Jade Williams (She/Her), Valentino Cartier (He/Him), Adam Beyonce Lowe (He, She, They). Bull Barrett (He/Him), Tomy Quaye (He/Him), Liam Ye (He/Him), Dorian Wilde (They/He), Jesus Blanco (They/He)

Clare McNulty (She/They)

Clare McNulty is a queer multidisciplinary artist, sculptor writer, singer and performer. Clare is neurodiverse and her work aims to highlight the beauty of difference, her work is often politically charged responding to society and social changes. When not creating art, she is a dominatrix, and this often feeds into her creative expression as an artist.

Homemakers Project Overview

Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.

We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.

Image credit: Cake Boi by Heather Glazzard

This is a free online exhibition as part of the Homemakers Programme.

The online exhibition includes a film and series of photographs.

Film – Our Pride

Watch Here
(Content Warning – this film is suitable for over 18’s only)