Art from Banksy’s Dismaland coming to New Mills Festival

The installation that appeared at Banksy's Dismaland theme park is headingto New Mills Festival Art Trail
The installation that appeared at Banksy's Dismaland theme park is headingto New Mills Festival Art Trail

Elusive artist Banksy opened a theme park in the summer and one of the installations is coming to the New Mills Festival Art Trail in September.

This comes just days after the festival opened submissions to artists from all around the UK.

Jimmy Cauty’s installation work, “The Aftermath Dislocation Principle” featured at Banksy’s Dismaland and will be on display in New Mills from the 19-26 September, its arrival and departure timed to coincide with New Mills Festival Art Trail Big Weekend and Lantern Procession Finale 23-25 September.

Toby Hardwick, festival volunteer, said: “It’s really exciting to have this major work here for the Festival.

“We think it links back perfectly to the civil unrest leading up to the Kinder Trespass.

“It really is a coup for the Festival and it will be a great way to get people involved.”

The Aftermath Dislocation Principle is a monumental post-riot landscape in miniature. Set somewhere in Bedfordshire, where only the police and media teams remain in an otherwise deserted, wrecked and dislocated land the installation is 1:87 scale and viewed through peepholes in the side of the container.

As part of the happenings planned around the installation, students from New Mills School and Sixth Form will create more than 100 “Riot in a Jam Jar” works that will also be displayed during the two-week festival.

The Art Trail turns the town into a gallery, and in 2015 more than fifty local businesses took part.

Submissions are now being taken for anyone wanting to take part the deadline is midnight Sunday, May 15. Full entry details can be found at www.newmillsfestival.co.uk