Have you been to see Mutiny in Colour yet?

Banksy's Sandcastle Girl viewed by Cllr Ian Shipp at Moyse's Hall Museum.

There’s not long left to enjoy the work of internationally renowned contemporary artists including Banksy, in an exciting exhibition spanning three West Suffolk towns.

Over 18,000 people have already booked or been to see Mutiny in Colour, which includes the work of Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Pure Evil, My Dog Sighs, Grayson Perry, Swoon, the Connor Bros, Tracey Emin and many more.

It is currently on at Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill Arts Centre and the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket with each venue offering different, exciting pieces to see, all in their own unique setting.

Banksy's Sandcastle Girl viewed by Cllr Ian Shipp at Moyse's Hall Museum.
Banksy’s Sandcastle Girl viewed by Cllr Ian Shipp at Moyse’s Hall Museum.

The exhibition, which launched in early June, has been supported by John Brandler of Brandler Galleries who owns much of the artwork displayed.

But there’s only a week left to see the exhibition in Haverhill where the beautiful grade II listed Arts Centre, now 140 years old, features a fabulous display of over 100 works of modern art not on show anywhere else. The last day to see the exhibition in Haverhill is Tuesday 12 September.

And it’s also the final month to see Mutiny at Moyse’s Hall and the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket. Moyse’s Hall is the only place that you can see the original Suffolk Banksy, Sandcastle Child while the NHRM is the only place where people can see life-sized, high-resolution photographs of all seven pieces of Banksy’s work in the Ukraine, much of which has since been destroyed in the war there. Both venues will host the exhibition for its final day on Sunday 1 October.

People who visit all three venues will be entered into a draw to win a framed Banksy print of a piece called Time Out London.

Mutiny in Colour is a follow up to the hugely successful Moments exhibition held in 2021 at Moyse’s Hall. West Suffolk Council which runs the museum, wanted to make a follow up exhibition even more accessible to its communities by running it across more of its towns. With support from John Brandler, it struck up a partnership with the NHRM in Newmarket and Haverhill Town Council who run Haverhill Arts Centre. Together the partners have worked to keep admissions costs as low as they can while covering costs.

West Suffolk Council has also supported the exhibition at Haverhill Arts Centre with £24,307 from the money it was allocated from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) while museum staff from the district council helped with the exhibition set up.

Cllr Ian Shipp, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture at West Suffolk Council, said: “The feedback from people who have been to see Mutiny has been fantastic. It’s been great to hear how much people have enjoyed it. This is the kind of exhibition that would cost a lot of money travelling to a big city to see, and so to have it here for residents and visitors to West Suffolk to enjoy, is amazing.

“One of the things that makes West Suffolk such a great place to visit, and an even better place to live and work, is our strong mix of leisure, cultural and heritage activities. Mutiny in Colour is part of that, and I am delighted with its success to date.”

Dan Schumann, Creative Director for Haverhill Arts Centre said: “This is the first exhibition we’ve held at the arts centre and the feedback we’ve had from customers has been brilliant. We’re particularly thrilled that it has introduced a host of new customers to the arts centre, many of whom have travelled an extraordinary number of miles to see Mutiny in Colour at Haverhill.”

People can book tickets at https://www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk/art/the-urban-frame-mutiny-in-colour.cfm

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit GOV.UK – UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus