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Coverage : Banksy’s “Dismaland Bemusement Park”: The Galleries

While you discovered several installations and murals, we now take a look at the impressive selection of contemporary art exhibited in the galleries of the world famous Banksy's Dismaland.


While you discovered several installations and murals, our friend Butterfly takes an extensive look at the impressive selection of contemporary art exhibited in the galleries of the world famous Banksy’s Dismaland. The indoor dedicated space features “the finest collection of contemporary art ever assembled in a North Somerset seaside Town” with fifty artists from over seventeen countries.
Scroll down for more images after the jump and come back soon for further updates.

James Cauty Installation at Dismaland – Weston Super Mare, UK

Within Banksy's Dismaland Bemusemark is a large scale model installation by British artist James Cauty entitled ‘the aftermath dislocation principle part I’
Within Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusemark is a large scale model installation by British artist James Cauty entitled ‘the aftermath dislocation principle part I’ featuring a miniature post-apocalyptic world, burned, looted and devoid of all human life apart from a swell of police make up. The construction is a vast 1:87 scale model detailing the desolate, charred aftermath of what appears to have been a crazed riot in London. The only visible people are the 5,000 or so policemen at the scene armed with vans and weapons ready to control and quell. The whole scene is set into motion for the show as ambulance and street lights strobe in the darkness. Continue reading for some more pictures.

Banksy unveils a series of installations for Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare, UK

While you discovered his latest mural earlier today, Banksy also worked and produced several installations for the opening of “Dismaland Bemusement Park” in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
Banksy described the show as a “family theme park unsuitable for children” and that it “offers an escape from mindless escapism”.
The elusive British artist created some mind-boggling works such as a killer whale jumping out of a loo, cinderella’s crashed carried surrounded by paparazzis and much more. He said many of the works require an “audience participation”:

Banksy creates a new piece in Weston-Super-Mare, UK for Dismaland

"Dismaland Bemusement Park" has now opened its doors for a lucky few and we are able to bring you exclusively the first images from some of the Banksy's new works.

“Dismaland Bemusement Park” has now opened its doors for a lucky few and we are able to bring you exclusively the first images from some of the Banksy‘s new works.
Within the park, several new artworks are on display including this brilliant new stenciled piece by the one and only Banksy. The anonymous British artist created this mural depicting two young boys peeping at a woman taking her shower behind an iron curtain. As usual with Banksy, its a cheeky and funny piece of work
Continue reading for more images on this artwork and keep checking back with us through the day for more updates on Dismaland.

“Dismaland Bemusement Park” a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism – August 22nd @ Weston-Super-Mare, UK

That's it, Banksy and his team have just revealed the line-up for their newest event dubbed as the rumors were saying "Dismaland Bemusement Park" a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism.


That’s it, Banksy and his team have just revealed the line-up for their newest event dubbed as the rumors were saying “Dismaland Bemusement Park” a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism.
Located in Weston-Super-Mare, UK at the Tropicana, the Bemusement Park contains uneven floor surfaces, extensive use of strobe lighting, imagery unsuitable for small children and swearing. It will be open for five weeks only starting August 22nd until September 27th.
Dismaland is situated on the seafront in legendary Weston-super-Mare and is easily accessible by train, bus and road. Marine Parade BS23 1BE

The artist list is impressive and “Dismaland” will be featuring works from: 
Amir Schiby (Israel), Axel Void (USA), Banksy (UK), Barry Reigate (UK), Ben Long (Sweden), Bill Barminski (USA), Block 9 (UK), Brock Davis (USA), Caitlin Cherry (USA), Caroline McCarthy (UK), Damien Hirst (UK), David Shrigley (UK), Dorcas Casey (UK), Dietrich Wegner (USA), Ed Hall (UK), Escif (Spain), Espo (USA), Fares Cachoux (Syria), Greg Haberny (USA), James Joyce (UK), Jani Leinonen (Finland), Jeff Gillette (USA), Jenny Holzer (USA), Jessica Harrison (UK), Jimmy Cauty (UK), Josh Keyes (USA), Julie Burchill (UK), Kate MacDowell (USA), Laura Lancaster (UK), Leigh Mulley (UK), Lush (Australia), Mana Neyestani (Iran), Maskull Laserre (Canada), Michael Beitz (USA), Mike Ross (USA), Nettie Wakefield (UK), Paco Pomet (Spain), Paul Insect & BAST (UK/USA), Peter Kennard & Cat Phillips(UK), Polly Morgan (UK), Ronit Baranga (Israel), Scott Hove (USA), Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė (Lithuania), Shadi Al Zaqzouq (Libya), Suliman Mansour (Palestine) and Tinsel Edwards (UK) 

On top of that, several live events will be taking place during the five weeks opening with Pussy Riots, Kate Tempest or Massive Attack.

If you are in the UK this summer, don’t miss this and make sure to book your tickets now through Dismaland’s website

Continue reading for more images and the park plan and keep your eyes peeled on StreetArtNews to discover our exclusive coverage


Upcoming: Banksy “Dismaland” Pop-Up Exhibition @ Weston-Super-Mare

Rumors have been circulating around the internet for a few days, but later this week Banksy is now set to open a new pop-up exhibition entitled “Dismaland” at in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
The venue is called “Tropicana”, a 10,200-square-foot site to be transformed into “Dismaland”, a probable attack on American entertainment giant Disney.
This isn’t the first time Banksy has attacked Disney. Back in 2006, Banksy inserted a life-sized inflatable doll dressed as a Guantanamo Bay detainee in the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland.
As usual with Banksy, the details are very scarce, but earlier this morning Iain Brimecome and Jon Goff were able to fly their drone above the site which brings us an overview of the venue and several interesting details.
A sculpture by Mike Ross entitled “Big Rig Jig” has been installed on the site, the sculpture was already seen at Burning Man in 2007. Several other artists already installed their work such as Steve “ESPO” Powers, Escif and a huge mural by Axel Void part of his “Mediocre” series. As seen on the aerial shots, a bunch of installations such as a black Police van immersed into water and several carrousels have already been installed.
The rest is currently unknown but keep  your eyes peeled on StreetArtNews for exclusive pictures from inside the show to follow soon.

Banksy paints “The Girl With Pierced Eardrum” at the Dockside Studios in Bristol, UK

After some amazing pieces a few days ago, the legendary Banksy is once again back with a brand new piece and a fantastic placement which just appeared at the Dockside Studios in Bristol, UK.
Entitled “The Girl With Pierced Eardrum”, the mysterious British street artist just unveiled this new piece which is inspired by Jan Vermeer’s masterpiece. The piece was painted overnight so we will be updating you with more images and videos throughout the day so keep your eyes peeled on Street Art News for the latest Banksy updates.
Continue reading for more images and if you are in the area, the piece is located on unit15,Albion Dockside Estate, Hanover Place, Bristol,.