Created by the British Ironwork Centre, the Manchester Anti-Violence Bee Monument is built from thousands of firearms, knives, and weapons as an anti-violence monument.
A follow-up to the earlier Knife Angel, the bee is a collaboration with Greater Manchester Police, who collected the weapons from the city’s streets as part of their ‘Forever Amnesty’, and is the first monument to have been made from firearms in the UK.
Designed to be easily moved from community to community, the sculpture is being used in educate the public as part of an area-specific anti-violence programme and is currently visiting schools and educational facilities around Manchester, with plans to take it further afield.
For more information on the project, please visit this dedicated webpage. All photographs above courtesy of the British Ironwork Centre.