Banksy @ Walker Art Gallery



We recently visited the Walker Art Gallery and saw Cardinal Sin, a bust with its face sawn off and replaced by blank tiles, designed by Banksy as a response to the child abuse scandal in the Catholic church.

In a statement, Banksy said: “I’m never sure who deserves to be put on a pedestal or crushed under one.”

The sculpture was unveiled at the Walker Art Gallery, where it is sitting alongside 17th Century religious art.

The bathroom tiles have been put in place of the priest’s face to create a pixelated effect.

“I love everything about the Walker Gallery – the Old Masters, the contemporary art, the rude girl in the cafe. And when I found out Mr Walker built it with beer money, it became my favourite gallery,” said Banksy.

Frank’s Fantastic Statue.

As long time fans of Frank Sidebottom, we were saddened to hear of his passing. But we have heard from Little Frank that there are plans afoot to build a statue in his honour. Down the road in Timperley they are trying to raise money for a bronze statue in the great man’s likeness.

There are fundraising events coming up, Frankfest featuring Badly Drawn Boy and others is coming soon and one on Thursday 8th March at the Buffalo Bar, next to Highbury and Islington tube in London.

This is a prototype by Colin Spofforth.”Oh yes it is, it really is…”


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