A Big Banksy Exhibition Featuring More Than 150 Artworks Is Touring Australia
This Banksy showcase will feature original art, photos and sculptures — plus an infinity room and a Dismaland Bemusement Park simulation.
March 14, 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 that's about to make its way around Australia is going huge. This major display of the enigmatic talent's pieces will feature more than 150 artworks — including infinity rooms and simulations that play with some of Banksy's most famous creations.
The Art of Banksy: Without Limits will debut in Brisbane from May; however, that's just its first stop. If you're already excited and can't head to the Sunshine State, the exhibition will make future stops in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, with details still to be announced.
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 Art of Banksy: Without Limits' 150 artworks will include Banksy's certified art, prints on a heap of different materials, plus photos and sculptures as well. For an immersive experience, there'll be installations — physical and digital — as well as murals and mapping shows.
One such installation: a simulation of Dismaland Bemusement Park. Another: that mirrored infinity room. Banksy's recent murals in Ukraine will 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.
There will be reproductions of Banksy's works, too, made exclusively for this exhibition. They'll recreate some of the artist's pieces as made with — of course — stencils.
The full list of exactly which works will feature hasn't yet been officially revealed either, if you're looking forward to potentially seeing the well-known likes of Flower Thrower, Rude Copper and Girl with Balloon (a version of which was shredded after sale in a highly publicised prank in 2018) — but images of the show's recent stop in Bangkok provide plenty of clues.
Everywhere it sets up shop, The Art of Banksy: Without Limits will run daily and take between 45–60 minutes to wander through. And yes, you can snap away for the 'gram while you're there. You can probably exit through the gift shop, or a simulation of one, as well.
The Art of Banksy: Without Limits debuts in Brisbane from early May — and we'll update you with details of further city stops when they're announced.
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