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Artist Biography

Born in Bristol in 1974, Banksy is perhaps the world's most celebrated graffiti artist.

Very little is known about Banksy’s background and owing to the illegal nature of many of his projects, keeping a sense of anonymity is vital. His images can be found on walls and bridges from London to Palestine and many see the works as the voice of those living in urban environments.

Banksy questions notions of authority with wit and candour and promotes global issues in such a way that they become understandable and accessible to the mainstream. His 2009 exhibition at the Bristol City Museum 'Banksy versus Bristol' attracted nearly 300,000 visitors and cemented his place at the heart of the zeitgeist.

"We can't do anything to change the world until capitalism crumbles. In the meantime we should all go shopping to console ourselves."
Banksy, Wall & Piece, 2006

Banksy’s work is now courted by museums, galleries and collectors all over the world though it wasn’t immediately understood by some of the more conventional institutions. In 2005 he hung his version of a primitive cave painting in the British Museum. The artwork depicted a human figure hunting wildlife while pushing a shopping trolley and remained on the walls of the museum and undetected by staff for eight days. Similar stunts at the Tate Modern, New York Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History have delighted his growing army of admirers.



Date: 24 October 2020 - 27 March 2021

RedHouse Gallery is delighted announce the launch of RESET; a new group exhibition featuring emerging painters, printmakers…

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In Colours

Date: Now Open

RedHouse Originals Gallery is excited to announce the launch of its first online exhibition In Colours. This group…

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Keith Haring: New Wave

Date: 23rd November 2019 - 29th February 2020

"Drawing is still basically the same thing it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world.…

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All That Glitters…

Date: 1st August - 7th September 2019

We are delighted to present a collection of new arrivals from the studios of some of the most exciting emerging contemporary…

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Modern & Contemporary Collection

Date: 12th January - 31st March 2018

During the early part of 2018 we will present an evolving collection of rare and exciting works by host of established and…

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Above The Clouds | Group Exhibition

Date: 5th November - 3rd December 2016

We are delighted to present Above The Clouds; a group exhibition opening on Saturday 5th November. The collection will…

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Date: 25th November 2010 - 28th January 2011

Introducing 'Wonderland' at RedHouse Originals; a group exhibition combining original artwork from some of the most…

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RedHouse Originals Opening Exhibition

Date: 20th August - 25th October 2010

It gives us great pleasure to announce the opening of the RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate. After three years…

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Banksy: Due North

Date: 20th October - 5th December 2009

RedHouse Originals is delighted to announce the arrival in Harrogate of the largest and most comprehensive collection of…

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We Are Pop

Date: 17th July - 1st August 2009

'We Are Pop' is a celebration of imagery taken from and inspired by mass 'Pop' culture. The exhibition…

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Project One: Icons

Date: 20th September - 11th October 2008

'Project One: Icons' focuses on iconic images of people, places and institutions produced during the past 50 years.…

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