17/08/2015

Weston-Super-Mare (and Bansky) calling


 I've spent weeks telling friends in Bristol I wanted to visit Weston-Super-Mare, provoking onlye giggles and I can understand why. The seaside resort isn't exactly Venice, but I felt I needed to go, you know, for research...

Now I understand. It's called good instinct.

Here is today's indication:





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More details in the media out today:



Is Banksy About To Reveal Secret Pop-Up Street Art Show In Weston-Super-Mare?

It’s claimed that the elusive guerilla artist is getting set to open an exhibition called ‘Dismaland’ at a disused outdoor swimming pool in the Somerset resort


Is Banksy about to host a secret pop-up street art show in Weston-super-Mare?
That’s the rumours doing the rounds - as it’s claimed that the elusive guerilla artist is getting set to open an exhibition called ‘Dismaland’ at a disused outdoor swimming pool in the Somerset resort.
His latest show - which appears to be a sinister twist on Disneyland - is expected to be made public later this week.
Work on the rumoured stunt is taking place at the Tropicana, a former lido.
Banksy, who’s been previously named as former public schoolboy Robin Gunningham, has reportedly kept it under wraps by pretending the site was being used as a film location.
The area was reportedly closed off because Hollywood film producers Atlas Entertainment were filming a crime thriller called Grey Fox there.
Signs reading 'Crew Notice Grey Fox Productions’ were put up to ward off curious passersby.
Information about the blockbuster states that it will be directed by Declan Whitebloom and is due to be released in September next year.
But no cameramen or runners have been spotted on the site in recent days. 
Financial records also reportedly show that she also set up a limited company called Dismaland Ltd with Simon Durban, who is thought to be Banksy’s accountant, on May 1.
Sculptures on the site appear to include a petrol tanker bent into an ’S’ shape and a metal sculpture of a horse.
The exhibition is believed to be opening to the public on Friday, a source alleged North Somerset Council said as far as it knew Grey Fox was being filmed there.
If true, it would mean Banksy is trying to copy his 2009 tactic of when he hosted his ‘Banksy v Bristol Museum’ show. 
No-one, including the majority of staff, knew that the exhibition was being held until the doors were thrown open.

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Has Banksy used a film set to disguise his most ambitious project yet? Underground artist 'is preparing new show' including a fairy castle and massive sculptures on site of old lido in Weston-super-Mare

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3200805/Is-Banksy-s-latest-stunt-Underground-artist-preparing-new-including-fairy-castle-massive-sculptures-site-old-lido-Weston-super-Mare.html#ixzz3j5g8FYTl 

  • Renowned street artist's 'Dismaland' exhibition expected to open this week
  • Photographs show artwork and metal sculptures being erected on the site
  • Officials claim a production company is filming new thriller Grey Fox there

  • Banksy is preparing a secret pop-up exhibition and using a Hollywood film set as a cover-up, it has been claimed.
    The renowned street artist's 'Dismaland' show is expected to open later this week in Weston-super-Mare, a source alleged.
    Previous reports suggested the seaside town was being transformed because Atlas Entertainment was filming a crime thriller called Grey Fox there.

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    Rumours went into overdrive after Holly Cushing, who is widely thought to be Banksy's manager, was believed to have been spotted at the site earlier this month.
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    More soon :).


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