Big news: The artworks of Banksy, the granddaddy of street art, are in Australia – and not to some alleyway in the Inner West. We're talking about an exhibition featuring more than 150 pieces of Banksy's work, which is touring most of our country's capital cities. And you can now join the ticket waitlist for the Sydney leg of the exhibition tour.
The Art of Banksy: Without Limits will include murals, sculptures, photos, mapping shows (in plain speak: images or animations projected onto irregularly shaped surfaces), installations (including an “infinity room”), and a simulation of ‘Dismaland Bemusement Park’ (for those who’ve never heard of it, it’s a dark and twisted theme park that was created by Banksy in 2015).
The exhibition features some of Banksy’s most famous works, including ‘Flower Thrower’, ‘Rude Copper’ and, of course, ‘Girl with Balloon’. But there will also be lesser-known works on display. Banky's recent Ukraine murals will be referenced, and there’s even a space that pays homage to the MV Louise Michel, the high-speed Banksy-funded boat that Banksy financially keeps afloat in the Mediterranean Sea to rescue refugees.
The show debuted in Brisbane in May, and it's on now in Adelaide, before it touches down in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We’re yet to get dates and venues for the other cities, but we’ll let you know when we do.