dismaland’s dismantled structures will be sent to build shelters in calais
Banky’s ‘bemusement park’ might focus on the bleak, but after the doors close today, the timber and fittings will be put to good use at the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp.
Banksy's art exhibition / gig venue / "family attraction that acknowledges inequality and impending catastrophe" Dismaland will close its doors for good tonight at 10pm, having exhibited works by Jenny Holzer and Damien Hirst and hosted gigs by Run the Jewels, Savages, Sleaford Mods and Massive Attack. But bleak as the "bemusement" park's focus may be, on shutdown tonight, its constituent parts will go on to do good. A statement displayed on the landing page of the website today reads, "All the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the 'jungle' refugee camp near Calais to build shelters". There is no further information, but the statement ends with some quintessentially twisted Banksy-style humour with the line, "No online tickets will be available".