6 June—1 November 2020

Vanguard | Bristol Street Art: The evolution of a global movement

An extensive new exhibition celebrating the international street art movement will open at M Shed this summer.

Vanguard | Bristol Street Art celebrates Bristol’s instrumental role in the development of British street art, with rare work by leading Bristolian, British and Irish artists – including seminal works from the late 90’s.

Early work by creatives such as the earliest instigator of street art in Bristol, Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja (3D), Henry Chalfant, Banksy and Inkie through to deep fake viral sensation Bill Posters and Swoon will be exhibited, including works never seen before or not shown in public for over 20 years.

The exhibition will explore the evolution of street art in response to Bristol’s unique identity and underground culture – beginning with its anarchist origins in the 80’s and 90’s to the global phenomenon that is street art today.

An additional focus on international artists beyond the UK will spotlight the growing relationship between art and sustainability.

We’ll be releasing more details over the coming months so please check back for more updates and announcements…

Find out more about Vanguard.


£6 adult
£5 concession
Free for under 18s – ticket still required
Tickets include £1 voluntary donation to Bristol Museums Development Trust.

  • 50% off with National Art Pass.
  • Free entry for students and 16-25 year olds every Wednesday (with valid ID).
  • Groups of 10 or more must book in advance.
  • No groups on Wednesdays, weekends or free days.


Image: © Karen Dews (K148)

With thanks to the M Shed exhibition sponsor: National Friendly

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Available Tickets Price Qty *
Adult + £1 donation £6.00 (GBP) / ticket
Adult £5.00 (GBP) / ticket
Concession + £1 donation £5.00 (GBP) / ticket
Concession £4.00 (GBP) / ticket
Under 18s £0.00 (GBP) / ticket

* Please note that a maximum number of 10 tickets can be purchased for this event per order.