Congrats to my friend Drew Young (my favourite local painter, and one of my favourites from anywhere) on the successful launch of the Visual Arts Program as part of this year’s Squamish Valley Music Festival. He designed, produced, curated, directed everything and still found time to paint a giant mural along side 20+ local artists. Take a look at the video below to see some of the murals they created at the event.
Photograph: Chris Jobson of Colossal
Banksy’s latest exhibition, Dismaland, is certainly his most ambitious to date. The elusive artist has turned a dilapidated 2.5 acre seaside resort in Weston-super-Mare, England, into his version of a Disney theme park. And by his version I mean a provocative, sarcastic, wasteland created to be a scathing critique of consumerism and the depressing state of what we consider to be entertainment.
The park features 10 new works by the artist, including a sculpture that features Cinderella and her carriage post-accident, surrounded by paparazzi.
See lots more images below!