It has been six years since graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter Banksy has revealed an exhibition in the UK, so there is no doubt an extreme buzz is surrounding Banksy’s new exhibition Dismaland, that just opened. The new show is located in Weston-super-Mare’s abandoned Tropicana building and is part of a “bemusement park” called Dismaland, containing 18 attractions. There will be work by present-day artists such as: Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty, for a limited time of six weeks only. Speculation that this was Banksy’s new project, emerged as pictures began to surface:
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Banksy said, “I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honour.” Banksy added, “I hope everyone from Weston will take the opportunity to once more stand in a puddle of murky water eating cold chips to the sound of crying children.”
The Utildor and Andrew Hippisley also tweeted below:
Nigel Ashton, head of North Somerset Council, said: “We have been working closely with the organisers for months now, and for obvious reasons, have had to remain tight-lipped about the true nature of the event. In fact, only four people in the entire council knew what was really happening.”
So will you be heading down to the Bristol Channel Coast to experience satirical street art at it’s finest? How excited are you about the exhibition?Head to the official website for more information and check out some Instagram images below. Leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts.
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