Urban - Renowned Street Art Exhibition

Type:Art Exhibition

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, 51 Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
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About

Renowned street art by some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists will be on display at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery in a major new exhibition.

An exhibition of major national importance, ‘Urban’ will include original works by graffiti artist Banksy, Damien HirstMy Dog Sighs, the Connor BrothersBlek le Rat, Pure Evil, and other prominent artists. 

‘Urban’ will open on 11 December and run until May. Some of the items have rarely been exhibited in the UK before. It will include the unique Banksy cottage from Merrivale Model Village in Norfolk. 

Peterborough residents can get a preview of the exhibit on 10 December with £5 from each ticket going towards supporting young care leavers >>

Most of the work that will be on display is owned by John Brandler of Essex-based Brandler Galleries. The exhibition was made possible thanks to James O’Rawe, general manager at Peterborough Workspace Limited, who approached Brandler Galleries to bring the street art to Peterborough.

“This is an incredibly exciting event for the city of Peterborough and one its residents can be proud of,” said James.

“These are big international names and to have their pieces of art on display in Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery will bring people to the city and help Peterborough on the road to recovery from Covid. The positive impact on the city will be significant.”

Other events and activities linked to the exhibition over the coming months are planned including an art trail and workshops involving local street artists.

The first event will be a special preview event for local residents at a launch event on 10 December which will include refreshments, street food, urban DJ music and a free exhibition guide. A £5 donation from each ticket sold will support the Christmas Dinner Peterborough community group in providing Christmas lunch for young care leavers in the city aged between 18 and 25, who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day, at City College Peterborough in Brook Street.

Pat Carrington, CEO at City Culture Peterborough, which runs Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, said: “We’re delighted to be able to display these incredible artworks at the city’s gallery.

“Peterborough is home to many young and dynamic artists and this exhibition embraces that. We’re planning to get our local street artists involved in ‘Urban’ as a way of recognising the creative talent in the city and bringing young people from different backgrounds into the museum to see the exhibition.”

A special preview will take place on Friday 10 December for ticket holders, who can get a first look at the exhibition before it officially opens to the public the following day, including drinks and food.

The headline sponsor for the exhibition is Cross Keys Homes.

General admission for the exhibition is £8 for over 18s, £5 for youngsters aged 12-18 and free for under 12s. To book visit https://cityculturepeterborough.org.uk/museum-art-gallery

Guide Prices

Admission prices
Over 18's - £8
12 - 18 - £5
Under 12's - Free

Admission charges to the City Gallery will apply for the duration of this exhibition.
Entry to Peterborough Museum's permanent collections is free (excluding advertised event days)

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (11 Dec 2021 - 29 May 2022)

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