Is Banksy Back?
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Is Banksy Back?

9 Aug 2021

New graffiti dotting the East coast of England sparked intense speculations over the weekend, although Banksy has not yet confirmed he is behind the murals...

Several stencilled pieces in the style of other works by the elusive artist appeared in Lowestoft in Suffolk, Gorleston and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.

One of the artworks believed to be a new Banksy in Lowestoft.

One of the artworks believed to be a new Banksy in Lowestoft.

Sky News

Spotted in Oulton Broad's Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft, one of the pieces depicts three children in a scrap-metal boat, with one looking back, one looking out to sea, and one bending over the side of the boat holding a bucket. A message written behind the figures reads “We’re all in the same boat”.

The wall painting has already gone through alterations, with the scrap-metal boat since removed as it was blocking a drain and heavy rain was forecast over the weekend. However, Oulton Broad Parish Council confirmed the metal section would be put back.

A worker removing the scrap metal "boat" in the piece in Nicholas Everitt Park.

A worker removing the scrap metal "boat" in the piece in Nicholas Everitt Park.

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Around the same time, another potential Banksy was spotted on London Road North in the same town, showing a child next to a sandcastle that appears to be made up of the debris from the dug up-pavement.

A large mural was also painted behind a bus stop in Great Yarmouth last Friday, showing a couple dancing behind a bus shelter on Admiralty Road. The street art also matches the style of other works by the infamous artist.

Artworks thought to be by Banksy in Lowestoft, Suffolk and on Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth.
Artworks thought to be by Banksy in Lowestoft, Suffolk and on Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth.

Artworks thought to be by Banksy in Lowestoft, Suffolk and on Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth.

Andrew Turner, BBC.

Another piece of street art possibly created by Banksy appeared at the Merrivale Model Village theme park in Great Yarmouth on Sunday morning.

Another piece of street art possibly created by Banksy appeared at the Merrivale Model Village theme park in Great Yarmouth on Sunday morning.

BBC

Banksy's latest confirmed mural was painted on the wall of Reading Prison earlier this year. The piece depicted a prisoner, possibly Oscar Wilde, escaping over the wall using a rope made of bedsheets and tied to a typewriter.

Banksy claimed the artwork as his own through a video posted to his website and Instagram.

With the artist not yet commenting on the recently spotted artworks, all we can do for now is to keep an eye on his Instagram account for updates.

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