Works by Street artists Motorboy and Ziml will go on display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery from 2 December as part of a revamp of the Modern Art Gallery on the top floor, which has been enabled by a generous donation of £30,000 by the Friends of Bristol Art Gallery. After the success of the Banksy show at the museum, this is a bold step forwards for both the museum and city.
Motorboy’s Lightbox ‘What’s the point of robbery when nothing is worth taking’ and Zimls large and striking Concrete Form II (pictured above) are among four new modern works purchased by the Friends. Both artists featured in the Crimes of Passion exhibition at the RWA in Spring 2009. They will be joined by ‘Broken Roundabout’ by local artist Gerald Cains who likes painting the decayed fringe of Bristol and Megan Davies’s Gran Turismo encapsulates beautifully the differences between generations today.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is open daily 10.30am-5pm. late night opening every Wednesday until 8pm. Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL. Free entry.