Banksy at Bristol museum: Artist isn’t monkeying around on ‘unBrexit’ day

Banksy’s ‘Devolved Parliament’ has once again been displayed in the foyer of the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to mark ‘unBrexit day’.

March 29 was the initial date set for the UK to leave the European Union and Parliament appears no closer to reaching a decision.

The piece depicts the House of Commons filled with chimpanzees.

First revealed in 2009, the artist’s largest canvas is once again causing a stir.

Comprised of a mixture of oil paints and digital imagery the artwork dominates the entrance to the museum and makes a scathing comment on the current state of British politics.

Banksy issued his own warning on Instagram earlier, saying: “Laugh now, but one day no-one will be in charge.”

Devolved Parliament

The term ‘Devolved Parliament’ refers to a political system where regions are given the power to govern themselves and create legislation relevant to the area.

Scotland and Wales’ government currently operate in this way but it would completely change our political system if it was ever implemented in the UK.

When asked about the piece, one visitor to the exhibition said: “Banksy is like a schoolboy drawing moustaches in all the text books. I absolutely love it.”

It has almost been 10 years since the museum hosted ‘Banksy Versus the Bristol Museum’ which saw over 300,000 visitors.

It was among the 10 most viewed exhibitions in the world and is estimated to have brought £20million to the local economy.

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