Banksy gallery for Liverpool

Plans are in train to create a ‘street art’ gallery in Liverpool.

City council planners have being asked to approve a development that will house “the UK’s first art gallery specialising in the display and promotion of street art”.

The proposed  gallery featuring street art  will feature some of Banksy’s most famous images including the Liverpool Rat which painted on the wall of the White Horse pub on Berry Street.

The new gallery is part of the larger Gallery+ development which will also include 125 apartments and space for start-up creative businesses.

Other Liverpool works include Liverpool Bi-Plane from a site in Rumford Street, Never Liked The Beatles, painted on the wall of the former Community College catering school, and Secured which was rescued from a builders skip.

The Gallery is the brainchild of  art-collector Peter McInnes, who said: “We’re delighted to be gathering together and restoring all of Banksy’s Liverpool works.

He added that the new gallery will also support young artists.

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