Banksy goes Brexit: Famous political canvas goes back on display in Bristol

The popular painting has been described as "relevant" to the current political climate. Credit: Banksy

One of Banksy's most famous paintings is going back on public display at Bristol Museum.

The artwork, named 'Devolved Parliament', is being unveiled again today (Thursday 28 March) a decade after its first exhibition in the museum.

The painting caused controversy when it featured in the Banksy vs Bristol Museum exhibition 10 years ago and is back in Bristol in time to coincide with the original Brexit deadline.

Philip Walker, Head of Engagement at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, said:

When we showed this work 10 years ago it caused a real stir and was one of the highlights of the Banksy vs Bristol Museum exhibition. The intervening years have conspired to make this painting only more relevant.

Philip Walker, Head of Engagement at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Banksy made headlines when one of his paintings partially shredded itself after being sold at auction for over a £1 million. Credit: AP

The four-metre wide piece has been described by the museum as "Banksy's largest known work on canvas" and is on temporary loan from its owner until August.

Jon Finch, Head of Culture at Bristol City Council, said: "Museums need to be relevant and reflect the concerns and ideas of their times. It is entirely appropriate to show this statement piece by Banksy".

Members of the public will be able to see the painting for free from tomorrow (Friday 29 March).