“Draw the raised bridge!” – New mural in Hull. 26 January 2018

The artwork was discovered on 26 January on  Scott Street Bridge in Hull, a town in eastern England. The stenciled piece depicts a boy, raising a makeshift sword with a pencil attached to the tip, carrying a shield and wearing a cap and a colander on his head.

 

On his Instagram account, Banksy changes the wording to  “RAISE THE DRAWBRIDGE”. Banksy being for EU and Hull was the City with the highest Brexit leave is one take on the artwork. At the same time, it could refer to the “Siege of Hull” in 1642 when King Charles I was refused to enter Hull by Sir John Hotham and the Parliament.

 

Brexit mural in Dover, UK. 7 May 2017.

Banksy’s take on Brexit comes at a contentious time for European politics: the UK is currently undergoing a general election that will dictate the relationship with or without the EU. On the other side of the Channel, only 80 km away, France is deciding on its European future. Confirmed by Banksy’s Instagram account on 7 May 2017.

 

 

 

Street Art 2014. Only UK.

After a frenetical activity during the previous years, Banksy is slowing down in 2014. There are six works documented, all of them in the UK, and only one in London (!!). One can assume that The Banksy team was preparing for 2015.