Hunting Banksy: Around Bristol with Verity Babbs
Bristol is famous for its architecture, and its contribution to the arts and sciences. The city is known for being the final destination of many street artists, so much so that every year it hosts UpFest, Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival. On top of that, Bristol is also Banksy's hometown. No wonder the great number of works with which the internationally renowned artist has paid homage to the city transforming it into an open-air museum for its inhabitants and the many tourists who every year decide to visit the city.
Our street art expert, Verity Babbs will bring you around Bristol to discover six of Banksy's hidden pieces around the city:
The Mild Mild West, 1998. The mural is situated on No. 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol
Rose trap, is one of the earliest Banksy's stencil works in the city, situated on Thomas Street North, Bristol.
The Well Hung Lover, created in 2006 and situated on a wall in Frogmore Stree, Bristol.
You don’t need planning permission to build castles in the sky, mural created in 2011 and situated on 99 Lower Lamb St, Bristol.
Grim Reaper, originally painted in 2003 on the side of the Thekla boat. Now the artwork is exposed inside M Shed Museum in Bristol.
The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum, painted in 2014 and situated on Hanover Place, Bristol.
Watch the full video to learn more about the artworks.