STREET ART IN BRISTOL
Born in Bristol in 1974, Banksy was involved in the wave of street art that took Bristol by storm in the 1980s. Throughout the following decades, his work has cropped up in London, LA and New York, and of course, in his home town of Bristol. There are a number of Banksy original pieces located throughout the city, although another could pop up at any time! Many of the pieces are controversial and Banksy is well-known for shining a spotlight on social issues and difficult subjects. Take a street art walking tour or an immersive session learning to spray your own artworks. During the tours, visitors get a fresh perspective on a substantial amount of street art from a variety of famous artists, hear their stories and get to grips with some of the issues that concern artists and Bristol locals and inspire the art. Besides the art, this is an excellent opportunity to explore a side of Bristol that is not easily revealed to the uninitiated.
Pictured above left-below: Banksy The Mild Mild West, artwork located on Stokes Croft, right next to The Canteen Bristol; and Banksy 'Love Cheat' Mural at the junction of Frogmore and Park Street Bristol.