11 October 2015

Banksy theme park Dismaland to be made into refugee shelters

Branded by Banksy as "the UK's most disappointing new visitor attraction" - Dismaland has opened to the public in Weston-super-Mare.

Banksy has said that all the fixtures and timber from his theme park Dismaland will be sent to Calais to build shelters for people in the camps there.

Who is Banksy?

Banksy began his career as a graffiti artist in the early 1990s, in Bristol's graffiti gang DryBreadZ Crew. Although his early work was largely freehand, Banksy used stencils on occasion. In the late '90s, he began using stencils predominantly. His work became more widely recognized around Bristol and in London, as his signature style developed.