Banksy’s Valentine’s art work to go on public display at Dreamland next month

The Banksy art work in Margate Photo Frank Leppard

Banksy art work Valentine’s Day Mascara will be on public display at Dreamland from June 11.

The work was stencilled on to a house in Margate’s Park Place  overnight on February 13. It is due to be housed at Dreamland for a period of at least 12 months before it is sold.

Photo Frank Leppard

Thanet-based Oasis Domestic Abuse Service will receive ‘a significant, six-figure sum’ from the sale of the art work to support its work with survivors of domestic violence.

Removing the art was overseen by Red Eight Gallery which was called in by the artist owners of the property to deal with preservation and sale of the work.

The piece in Margate showed a woman with a swollen shut eye and missing tooth with a man’s legs poking out from a chest freezer, alongside an upturned chair and a beer bottle. It is a comment on domestic violence.

Removed: Photo Frank Leppard

It has now been moved to Dreamland with the public opening on Sunday 11th June.

The theme of Banksy’s Valentine’s Day Mascara is a commentary on domestic violence, with the original owner being keen for the relocation of the artwork, and those visiting it,  to help raise money for the local charity.

Domestic violence – get help

Find help information from Oasis Domestic Abuse service at and click the ‘exit now’ button to erase all traces from your Internet history.

To get non-emergency domestic abuse support call Oasis’s helpline on 0800 917 9948 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9am – 4.30pm) or email [email protected] if it’s safe to do so

In an emergency call 999. If you can’t speak, cough or tap the handset then press 55 on your phone – the police will know it’s an emergency.

Call Kent Domestic Abuse Services Victim Support on 0808 168 9276

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run by Refuge and offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day to victims and those who are worried about friends and loved ones. Telephone: 0808 2000 247

The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them.

Call 0808 801 0327.


  1. anybody buying that must have more money than sense. the prices they put on ” art ” is obscene !

    • The price of cigarettes and alcohol is also obscene but I bet you still pay the price.

      • Most of thanet is an eyesore could of spent all that money involved on tidying up thanet , instead of it looking like a dump , and fixing the roads for what we pay taxes for instead of counsellors bonuses.

          • I don’t think that Councillors do get bonuses.
            They get a (very small) allowance, they can claim appropriate travel and accommodation expenses, and that’s your lot.
            TDC (and KCC) publish “league tables” showing how much each Councillor has claimed in expenses. Some claim virtually nothing.

  2. A quote from Picasso: “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.” So is taking it away from the scene that the artist intended to be viewed destroying it? or can it be seen as a creative move?

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