Arnolfini auditorium will host the UK premiere of ‘Saving Banksy’ including an exclusive introduction and QA with director Colin Day.
The documentary – recipient of a New York Times Critics’ Pick – cleverly explores some of the more intriguing aspects of the street art scene and broader art world to a backdrop of the work of anonymous Bristol-born artist, Banksy.
This screening is part of ARNOLFINI X THE FUTURE TENSE – a weekend-long series of events programmed by Bristol-based independent art platform The Future Tense, taking place in and around the Arnolfini to coincide with the launch of Lonely Planet’s latest gift book, Street Art.
Bristol – home of legendary street artist Banksy – is one of 42 key international cities included in the book thanks to its dynamic street art scene. From the annual Upfest festival in Bedminster to the towers of Nelson Street and the back roads of Stokes Croft, every aspect of graffiti and street art can be explored within a short walk of Arnolfini’s dockside location.
Lonely Planet’s Street Art is a 224-page hardback guide to the world of street art, documenting 15 annual festivals and hundreds of locations in 42 international cities, including interviews with some of the most prolific and well-known street artists such as Blek le Rat, Faile, Vhils, Remi Rough, Nunca and Faith47.
The book will be available through Arnolfini Bookshop for a special price of £12.99 during the event.
Tickets for the Saving Banksy screenings will go on sale exclusively via Arnolfini’s website and box office at 10am on Thursday April 6th.