Banksy's Dismaland gets prestigious award nomination

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Banksy celebrates 25 years of street art with a South Bank Sky Arts Award nomination for Dismaland.>The elusive Bristol graffiti artist has been recognised in the visual art category and will compete against Cornelia Parker for Magna Carta (An Embroidery) at The British Library and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk at the Serpentine Gallery.

Dismaland opened at a derelict seaside lido at Weston-super-Mare in Somerset in August and sold out every day of its five-week run.

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the South Bank Sky Arts Awards honours the very best of British culture and achievement.

This year's ceremony, hosted by Lord Melvyn Bragg, will be held at London's Savoy Hotel on 5 Jun.

Dismaland was dismantled and sent to Calais to be shelter for migrants. Credit: ITV West Country

Lord Bragg has served as editor and host of the awards since their inception.

Talking about this year's nominations, he hailed 'an extraordinary tapestry of talent'.