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Wild Pansy Press


The Wild Pansy Press is a collective art practice and small publishing house, based in the School of Fine Art at the University of Leeds which has built up a considerable catalogue of books and projects, often linking a publication to an exhibition in ways which extend and confound the usual notions of a catalogue. WPP is actively developing partnerships with other groups to build a network of practitioners who explore and advance publication (in its widest sense) as both a distributional strategy and medium of practice.
As an extension to our current practice, we have developed the Portable Reading Room to act as a mobile bookshop, gallery and project space. It is a flat-pack, easy-assembly enclosed structure incorporating seating, a layout area where books can be displayed and examined, storage space and, on the exterior surfaces, an area for displaying artwork, a notice board and signage.