Banksy & Street Art Gallery

Bristol is renowned for its alternative art scene with the Banksy exhibition at the museum a roaring success attracting visitors from far and wide. Although Street art logically belongs on the street there must be a way to build a suitable, ever changing gallery to house it.

Why the contribution is important

It exploits Bristol's strength in art, spearheaded by Banksy, but with many others alongside to attract year round visitors to the city.

It would also raise the world profile of the city.#

A gallery on the dockside perhaps built on the spare land next to Mud Dock would be chargeable & therefore self financing.





by user463519 on November 19, 2013 at 08:30PM

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  • Posted by user237890 November 20, 2013 at 11:41

    Surely this has already happened with Nelson Street?
  • Posted by user936522 November 20, 2013 at 12:06

    This is a great idea. More ourdoor galleries which evolve and change in the urban environment the better!

    Bristol is known for being a colourful and gritty city... let's add to it!

    Nudge Group.
  • Posted by user463519 November 21, 2013 at 12:21

    I think it would have to be in an indoor gallery, although no reason why Nelson Street et al should not continue. An indoor gallery would:

    a. protect the art both from the climate & the hijackers. We don't want Banksy etc being hacked off of walls & appearing in auction houses. Artist would then feel confident about loaning exhibits.

    b. Protect visitors from weather & make it a year round facility.

    c. Enable it to be a chargeable facility. Self financing & raising money to support the other museums, galleries etc in the summer.
  • Posted by user569747 November 27, 2013 at 18:15

    I think a International Street Art Space would be a great tourist attraction and maximise Bristols already brilliant artist reputation
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