Art taken too far?

You may have heard of controversial street artist Bansky before, but have you caught up on his latest venture in England? A twist on your average amusement park, Dismaland is anything but what dreams are made of.

Located in Weston-super-Mare, Banksy picked the site after peering through a hole in the fence in January. Previously a seafront lido popular with holidaymakers, Tropicana had been derelict since it closed 15 years ago.

Only open for five weeks, the bemusement park aims to offer an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out and features work by more than 50 local and international artists, as well as Bristol-born Banksy himself of course.

Featuring his trademark juxtapositions, highlights include a killer whale jumping out of a toilet, a distorted mermaid, a dilapidated fairy castle and a boat pond with model boats filled with migrants.

Describing the show as a “family theme park unsuitable for children” Banksy states the main agenda of the attraction as “theme parks should have bigger themes.”

Take a look at the trailer for Dismaland and tell us what you think of Banksy’s latest work?

Written by SJ

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