Banksy Confirms He Was Behind a Spree of New Murals That Popped Up in Coastal England Towns Earlier This Week


Days after reports first emerged about a possible string of new Bansky murals across coastal England, the anonymous street artist has confirmed that he is responsible for the works.

The murals, which appeared in the towns of Lowestoft, Gorleston, Oulton Broad, Cromer, and Great Yarmouth, feature many of the motifs that are common in Banksy’s world, including his stenciled rat.

The artist, who confirms his street works on Instagram and his website, posted a video taking viewers on a journey he dubbed the “Great English Spraycation.” It opens with an RV transporting the artist from one site to the next, set to an accordion rendition of the 2019 song Dance Monkey by Australian singer Tones & I.

The murals variously feature children wearing paper pirate hats and playing in an abandoned canoe, hermit crabs holding up a sign reading “Luxury rentals only,” an arcade crane claw painted on a wall above a bench (poised to pluck unassuming bystanders), a dapper couple swing dancing next to an accordion player, and a man enjoying an adult beverage while pumping air into a dinghy floating off with his lightweight children inside.

Below, see more images from the artist’s seaside excursions.

Banksy, <i>A Great British Spraycation</i> (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, A Great British Spraycation (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, <i>A Great British Spraycation</i> (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, A Great British Spraycation (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, <i>A Great British Spraycation</i> (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, A Great British Spraycation (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, <i>A Great British Spraycation</i> (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, A Great British Spraycation (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, <i>A Great British Spraycation</i> (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, A Great British Spraycation (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, <i>A Great British Spraycation</i> (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, A Great British Spraycation (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, <i>A Great British Spraycation</i> (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, A Great British Spraycation (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, <i>A Great British Spraycation</i> (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Banksy, A Great British Spraycation (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

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