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Banksy’s hula hooping girl with a message of hope

The nation’s favourite incognito vandal is back to his artistry this week. Recently spotted on a brick wall in Nottingham’s Lenton area, Banksy’s new graffiti depicts a girl using a tyre as a makeshift hula-hoop, with the remainder of the physical bicycle’s dismantled steel frame (sans aforementioned back wheel) locked against a pole to the […]

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Looking back at a semester of Art

This semester has seen an outstanding array of exhibitions and arty events around the city; as the days have grown darker and the air cooler, our artists have stood their ground and ceaselessly provided an abundance of content for our art writers to cover. The University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery has this semester seen […]

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The Leith Banksys: street art and gentrification in Edinburgh

This month has seen the mysterious appearance of yet another alleged ‘Banksy’ piece nestled in the heart of Leith. Tucked away as it is from The Shore, Bernard Street is easily missed for those of us who live further South, but since May it has played home to one ‘Banksy’ already: an EU/Brexit inspired twist […]

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Banksy’s mural is a legitimate form of expression

If you think Banksy’s work is no more than an act of vandalism you are wrong. It may be that graffiti is illegal, but one thing’s for sure: his work goes far further than him pissing on a street wall to mark his territory. And his newest piece is no exception. Over the weekend Banksy’s […]