We might be about to find out what Banksy looks like 7 years ago

We might be about to find out what Banksy looks like

Much like indie rock, checked shirts, and tennis shoes, Banksy was incredibly cool back in the heady days of 2006.

The mysterious character went around the country spray-painting his artwork onto public and private property and sent out the important message that it was possible to be universally loved while technically breaking the law.


But times have changed since 2006, where Banky's masterpieces were once restricted to the grimey streets, they now line the walls of the Bristol City Centre Holiday Inn.

So perhaps now the time is right for the mystery artist to reveal his identity, and we might be about to find out if he is, in fact, a white man with dreads (he definitely is), at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

The hippest, freshest arts awards ceremony on the circuit, the South Bank Sky Arts Awards (held at underground British art's cultural home of the Savoy Hotel) will be attended by the likes of Melvin Bragg, Elaine Paige, and... Stormzy.

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But, according to The Mirror, it's very possible that Banksy will also be in attendance – and given that he's up for an award, we could be about to find out his identity for the first time.

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The Bristolian artist is up for an award for his Dismaland Bemusement Park, an attraction which achieved huge critical and commercial success.

If Dismaland wins the Visual Arts category, Banksy will be invited onto the stage to collect his award.