A bit of Banksy com­ing to town

Macclesfield Express - - HANDS OFF OUR HOSPITAL -

A GROUP of art lovers have been suc­cess­ful in their bid to bring part of a Banksy pop-up ex­hi­bi­tion to the town.

Street artist Banksy, known for his po­lit­i­cal satire, opened ‘Dis­ma­land’ as a tem­po­rary art project based on a dystopian world, and at­tracted thou­sands of vis­i­tors dur­ing its five week ap­pear­ance.

Now Macclesfield is to host one of the in­stal­la­tions thanks to a suc­cess­ful fundrais­ing cam­paign by com­mu­nity arts or­gan­i­sa­tion Artspace.

The ex­hibit, by artist Jimmy Cauty and part of the ‘ADP Riot Tour’, is a 40ft ship­ping con­tainer which houses a minia­ture de­pic­tion of a post-riot land­scape.

It will be at the Ex­change Square car park from Novem­ber 15 to 21.

Jane Munro, from the group, said: “I was flab­ber­gasted at the speed at which word got around and the peo­ple of Macclesfield de­cided to sup­port this.

“We re­ally weren’t sure whether we could raise the £2k in a month and are hugely grate­ful to ev­ery­one.

“What’s amaz­ing is that some peo­ple who’ve put in a ten­ner or more said they aren’t even sure they’ll like the work them­selves - but they just love the idea of bring­ing some­thing big, bold and provoca­tive into town.”

The ADP Riot Tour con­tainer

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