Key events in the Banksy story in a timeline – this is very far from an exhaustive list!
2000: Solo exhibition at the Severnshed – 28th Feb to 3rd April (Bristol)
2001: Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall (A6 Book) / Rivington Street exhibition – 31st May (London)
2002: Existencilism exhibition – July 19th (Los Angeles) / Existencilism (A6 Book)
2004: Cut It Out (A6 Book)
2006: Barely Legal exhibition (Los Angeles) / Paris Hilton CD replacement
2007: Santa’s Ghetto Palestine
2008: The Cans Festival group show (Leake Street tunnel, London), Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill (New York), Hurricane Katrina pieces in New Orleans.
2008: ‘Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill‘ opens in New York
2009: Banksy Vs The Bristol Museum (Bristol Museum takeover)
2010: Exit Through The Gift Shop (Documentary Film) & Lambeth Palace Cinema
2013: Better Out Than In (Month long New York Residency)
2014: ‘Spy Booth (Cheltenham) and ‘Mobile Lovers’ (Bristol) street pieces appear.
2015: Dismaland Bemusement Park (Weston Super Mare)
2018: In October Banksy’s A Girl With A Balloon canvas shreds itself seconds after it sells for nearly a million at Sotheby’s. Multiple new street works appear on Paris.
2018 In December Banksy paints ‘Seasons Greetings’ in Port Talbot on the side of a steelworkers garage. It depicts a child enjoying what they think is snow but a look around the corner of the building reveals it is in fact ash from a fire. Banksy also launches a raffle for one of the boats featured in his Dismaland boating lake exhibit which went on display in Covent Garden.
2019 In June Banksy’s ‘Keep Ou’ is included in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. It shows a rat smashing a padlock off a Customs doorway arch salvaged from Heathrow Airport, using the letter T from ‘Keep Out’ to do so.
2019 In October Banksy opens his Gross Domestic Product Store in Croydon UK. Except the store never actually opens – it could only be viewed by peering in through the windoes of the store.
2020 In May Banksy donates ‘Game Changer’, a canvas depicting a child choosing to play with a caped nurse toy rather than the usual super heroes. It remains on display in Southampton hospital until it is eventually sold for £16.8m to raise money for health charities.
2020 In August Banksy reveals via Instagram and a video his work on the London Underground which was immediatley removed. Entitled ‘If you don’t mask, you don’t get’ it features several masked rats causing havoc in a underground train carriage.
2020 In late August Banksy funds high speed rescue boat St Michel to rescue migrants in trouble in the Mediterranean.
2020 In November Banksy paints a girl using a tyre as a hula hoop from a nearby broken bicycle in Nottingham UK.
2020 In December Banksy paints ‘Aachoo!‘ on the side of a property using the incline of a road (reportedly one of the steepest in England) to enhance the effect of the pensioner depicted sneezing.
2021 In March Banksy installs ‘Create Escape’ on the wall of the former Reading jail in Berkshire, UK.
2021 In August Banksy visits Lowestoft, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Kings Lynn installing 10 pieces as part of his Spraycation.
2021 In December Banksy releases a limited edition ‘Bristol’ T shirt which is sold directly by independent shops in Bristol in aid of the Colston 4.