Banksy Reveals Bleak AF Bemusement Park Exhibition, ‘Dismaland’

Not one to do things by halves, elusive British street and performance artist Banksy has revealed what could well be his magnum opus overnight, as the first images of a parody exhibition and functioning “Bemusment Park” have been released. 

Located at the derelict lido site Tropicana in North Somerset, ‘Dismaland’ is Banksy’s boldest and largest work to date – as a take on Disneyland is transformed to bleak new heights, complete with apathetic workers with “DISMAL” high-vis jackets, live shows by Run The Jewels, crumbling rides, and works from the cutting-edge artistic elite: the ever-controversial Damien Hirst will feature alongside Australian street artist LUSH, as well as Pure Evil, Josh Keyes – among dozens more.

“A dead princess is only complete when surrounded by gawping crowds with their cameras out, or the opportunity to photograph yourself pulling an amazed expression when a killer whale leaps from a toilet,” Banksy said of the exhibition, according to the BBC.

Dismaland will be operational from tomorrow until September 22 – entry via pre-booked tickets.

More information on the exhibition can be found here

via BBC.

Images via Matthew Horwood via Getty.