The street art of Banksy and Damien Hirst will be on display in the new exhibition at the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.
‘Urban’, which opens on December 11 and runs through May, will also include original works by My Dog Sighs, Blek the Rat, Pure Evil and Kaws.
Some of the items have rarely been on display in the UK before. It will include the unique Banksy Cottage in Merrivale Model Village in Norfolk.
Most of the works on display are owned by John Brandler of Essex-based Brandler Galleries.
The exhibition was made possible by James O’Rawe, Managing Director of Peterborough Workspace Limited, who contacted Brandler Galleries to bring street art to Peterborough.
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âThis is an incredibly exciting event for the City of Peterborough and its residents can be proud of,â said James.
“They are big international names and the exhibition of their works of art at the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery will attract people to the city.”
Other events and activities related to the exhibition are planned over the next few months, including an artistic journey and workshops involving local street artists.
Pat Carrington, Managing Director of City Culture Peterborough, which manages the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, said: âWe are delighted to be able to exhibit these incredible works of art at the City Gallery.
âPeterborough is home to many young and dynamic artists and this exhibition embraces that.
“We plan to involve our local street artists in ‘Urban’ as a way to recognize the city’s creative talent and bring young people from different backgrounds into the museum to view the exhibit.
A preview will take place on Friday, December 10 for ticket holders who will be able to get a first glimpse of the exhibition before its official opening to the public the following day.
Admission costs Â£ 8 for over 18s, Â£ 5 for 12-18 and is free for under 12s.
To book the visit www.cityculturepeterborough.org.uk