West Suffolk will host one of the country’s biggest modern art exhibitions this year featuring several artworks by street artist, Banksy.

Sandcastle Girl by Banksy

Source: West Suffolk Heritage Services

Banksy’s Sandcastle Girl will be on display.

Urban Frame: Mutiny in Colour will run simultaneously across three locations in West Suffolk during the summer: Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds, the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket and Haverhill Arts Centre.

As well as displaying three major pieces by Banksy that have never been exhibited before including his Sandcastle Girl, there will be work from other renowned contemporary artists including Blek le Rat, Pure Evil, My Dog Sighs, Kaws, the Connor Brothers and Damien Hirst to name a few.

This year’s exhibition follows on from the Moments display in 2021 which attracted more than 25,000 visitors.

Group visits information

Groups will receive one free place for every ten paying customers at all three locations. There is free coach parking available at the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket and Haverhill Arts Centre car park off Duddery Hill.

For groups visiting Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds, there is a designated town centre drop off and collection point on Angel Hill and coach parking with cafe facilities at the Lorry Park on Rougham Hill, near the A14 Bury East exit junction 44.

To book, group travel organisers and coach tour operators need to contact the individual venues:

Highlights to look out for and dates

At Moyse’s Hall, groups can see Banksy’s Sandcastle Girl, which was painted on a wall in Lowestoft during his ‘spraycation’ visit to East Anglia in 2021.

Open on the same dates, the Newmarket exhibition will feature Banksy’s Hula Hoop Girl and a Citroen Berlingo van painted for Coventry Museum by My Dog Sighs. This unique piece features 200 eyes on the bodywork and a pair of hanging ‘eye cans’ as a homage to the furry dice of the time.

Pure Evil, photo Geoff Smith - med3

Source: Geoff Smith

Charles Uzzell-Edwards produces Pop-inspired prints and street art under the title Pure Evil, that will be on display.

Haverhill Arts Centre’s exhibition will also include several original Banksy pieces and the critically acclaimed Argentina artwork by Swoon, one of the first women street artists.

Urban Frame: Mutiny in Colour will run from 10th July until 12th September at Haverhill Arts Centre and from 3rd June until 1st October at Moyse’s Hall and the National Horse Racing Museum.

All three can be visited on the same day and the exhibition will be supported by a number of high-profile events and community projects taking place throughout the summer.

More information is available by clicking here.