A Banksy mural has been unveiled at a Margate theme park.
Banksy’s artwork Valentine’s Day Mascara has moved to its new home at Dreamland Margate.
Turner Contemporary, Red Eight Gallery and Dreamland have collaborated closely to ensure the safe arrival of the artwork originally found on the side of a Margate house on Valentine’s Day.
A team of engineers, supported by an art conservator, have worked tirelessly to move the mural from the renowned artist to its new home, preserving the artwork and providing a permanent location for the public to visit. After time in a conservator’s studio, the piece was made ready for its final journey to the amusement park in Margate.
Julian Usher, Red Eight Gallery said: “Having been instructed by the homeowner to remove the Banksy artwork it was their wish for it to stay in Margate for as long as possible. Having successfully organised the safe removal I have ultimate admiration for the team involved for the successful delivering of this task, from ADL the building contractors to Arte Conservators who have made it exhibition ready. I am very excited to see it at Dreamland.”
“We are still in conversation with interested parties for the sale of the wall, which will also benefit Oasis Domestic Abuse Service in Margate and hope to be able to make an announcement very soon.”
Members of the public have been able to view the artwork in Dreamland’s Roller Room from Sunday 11 June 2023.