Saturday, 10 October 2015

Travel | Dismaland by Banksy

Dismaland entrance in Weston-Super-Mare Tropicana

Dismaland was a temporary art exhibition by street artist Banksy, and 58 other contributors, which was constructed just down the road from me in Weston-Super-Mare (affectionately known as Weston-Super-Mud). It was constructed in secret and only revealed to locals a few days before it's mid august opening in the towns disused lido, The Tropicana. Banksy described it as a "Family theme park unsuitable for children" and it took a rather sinister twist on Disneyland.



Dismaland Art by Banksy

Dismaland installation by Banksy with Crockery

Banksy Unicorn at Dismaland

Banksy Boat Installation at Dismaland with Migrants

Banksy Carousel Installation Dismaland

Dismaland Deck Chairs and Ferris Wheel

Banksy Dismaland Fairytale Castle

Banksy Cinderella Carriage Crash

Banksy Sea World Dismaland Installation

Baknsy Dismaland Ferris Wheel

Banksy Weston Super Mare Dismaland Sandcastle

Unfortunately the exhibition is now closed. It only ran for 6 weeks and ended 2 weekends ago with a masked ball, supposedly masked so Banksy himself could attend. I have posted this post late as lots of people I know didn't want to see loads of pictures of the exhibition or so say "spoilers". Above are a few of my favourites from Dismaland.

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