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The Art of Banksy: Without Limits

This huge Banksy exhibition is filling Queens Plaza with more than 150 artworks, including photos, sculptures, simulations and an infinity room.
By Sarah Ward
March 15, 2023
By Sarah Ward
March 15, 2023

When it comes to street art, names don't get any bigger than Banksy. And when it comes to street art exhibitions, a new showcase of the artist's work in Brisbane is huge. The first major display of the enigmatic talent's pieces in the River City features more than 150 artworks — including infinity rooms and simulations that play with some of Banksy's most famous creations.

From Thursday, May 4–Sunday, August 6, The Art of Banksy: Without Limits is taking over the lower ground floor at Queens Plaza in the CBD. A massive collection of pieces by the art world's chief enigma — including the darkly satirical, overtly political work that has turned the stencil-loving artist into such an infamous icon — the exhibition's artworks include Banksy's certified art, prints on a heap of different materials, plus photos and sculptures as well.

For an immersive experience, you can also wander through also installations — physical and digital — and scope out murals and mapping shows.

One such installation: a simulation of Dismaland Bemusement Park. Another: that mirrored infinity room. Banksy's recent murals in Ukraine also get a nod, and one space is devoted to the MV Louise Michel, the 30-metre-long high-speed lifeboat funded by Banksy that patrols the Mediterranean to rescue refugees.

Visitors will also spy reproductions of Banksy's works, which have been made exclusively for this exhibition. They recreate some of the artist's pieces as made with — of course — stencils.

The Art of Banksy: Without Limits takes between 45–60 minutes to wander through. And yes, you can snap away for the 'gram while you're there.

Updated: June 23, 2023.

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