We’re excited to tell you that world renowned artist, Banksy, has finally arrived in Melbourne in an AUSTRALIA-FIRST exhibition.
Now open to the public at The Paddock, Federation Square (in the dodgy car park, behind the good car park, behind Federation Square) this incredible gallery/event/experience will run until Sunday 22nd January, 2017.
The Paddock has been transformed into a smorgasbord of art, food, drinks and music, with the legends from ‘Welcome To Thornbury‘ providing an ever changing roster of much loved food trucks and to refresh your palette, craft beers and summer favourite cocktails will be served at the exhibition’s own Circle Bar.
Are you keen to check this out already?
The outdoor area (appropriately named The Railyard) will also host Live DJ’s on selected Friday nights and during Saturday sessions (because #Melbourne), ensuring those summer vibes kick on.
Inspired by the streets of London, this exhibition is brilliantly set up and is visually amazing. You get to explore the brilliant mind of Banksy whilst submerging yourself in a cleverly designed and alluring gallery space. It is unlike nothing you have experienced.
Most of us know Banksy’s artwork from his graffiti stencilling techniques and his perfect portrayal of dark humour with undertones of political messages and social themes, it’s no wonder that he is one of the biggest contemporary studio artists of our generation!
More than 80 works are on display, presenting the largest collection of Banksy artwork to ever draw upon Australia, including the iconic Girl with Balloon, Flag Wall and Laugh Now pieces.
The exhibition will fascinate those who visit but the identity of the artist will continue to remain undisclosed – it will not reveal who or what Banksy is.
Is he a lone artist? Is it a collective?
Tickets to The Art of Banksy are on sale now and can be purchased online at Ticketek here.
Events photos supplied for use on Melbourne Girl by Jim Lee.