Graffiti artist Banksy has announced the opening of The Dismaland Bemusement Park exhibition at a derelict seafront lido in Weston-super-Mare, England. The exhibition is his first in the UK since 2009’s Banksy v Bristol Museum show which drew huge crowds.
Banksy has described Dismaland as a “family theme park unsuitable for children”. The Dismaland Bemusement Park will feature work from Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer , Jimmy Cauty and Banksy.
Artist Banksy is notorious for his secretive and subversive stunts. In 2006 he placed a life-size replica of a Guantanamo Bay detainee inside the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at the Disneyland park in California. It remained in place for 90 minutes before the ride was closed down and the figure removed.
The Dismaland Bemusement Park is located at the former Tropicana, on Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BE.
The park will be open everyday between 11 am – 11 pm from 22nd August – 27th September 2015. Admission costs £3 and under 5’s are free.
The following are strictly prohibited in the park – spray paint, marker pens, knives and legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation.