Banksy confirms he is behind graffiti in Norfolk and Suffolk

Street art which has appeared on a wall in Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft

Street art which appeared on a wall in Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft, by famous artist Banksy. - Credit: PA

Graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that he is behind spray paintings that have popped up along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.

For the last week rumours have been circulating across communities about who is responsible for the Banksy themed paintings.

Graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that he is behind spray paintings in Norfolk and Suffolk

Graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that he is behind spray paintings that have popped up along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. - Credit: Banksy

But now it has been confirmed that the famous artist is behind it, with a video on his Instagram account titled "A Great British Spraycation".

On East Beach in Cromer, Banksy painted a group of crabs holding a sign which reads 'luxury rentals only'.

Has the famous street artist Banksy been in Cromer? 

Has the famous street artist Banksy been in Cromer? - Credit: Sue Edwards

In Yarmouth, he painted a pair of dancers on a house on Admiralty Road along with a man playing the accordion.

Banksy in Admiralty Road

The Clarke family from Kent were among those making a beeline for Banksy. Corinne and Nick are pictured with Austin and Seth in Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Liz Coates

He also sprayed his name onto a house at the Merrivale Model Village. 

A cottage signed 'Banksy' has appeared in Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth.

A cottage signed 'Banksy' has appeared in Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Merrivale Model Village

On Gorleston's lower prom, in what is thought to be a collaboration with Norfolk-based artist Emo, Banksy painted a grabber - as seen at arcades - which descends onto teddy bears.

Graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that he is behind spray paintings in Norfolk and Suffolk

Graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that he is behind spray paintings that have popped up along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. - Credit: A still from Banksy's video

In Lowestoft four of his spray paintings were discovered. These include one of a boy making a sand castle on Regent Road, a seagull swooping on a skip on Denmark Road, a group of children in a boat in Nicholas Everitt Park and a rat drinking a cocktail on North Beach.

Graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that he is behind spray paintings in Norfolk and Suffolk

Graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that he is behind spray paintings in Norfolk and Suffolk. - Credit: A still from Banksy's video

On his website, Bankys reveals another graffiti in Gorleston of a drunk man and a blow-up boat, which appears to be floating away with children inside.

A new Banksy painting discovered in Gorleston.

A new Banksy painting discovered in Gorleston. - Credit: A still from Banky's website

He also added new features to a statue in King's Lynn with an ice cream and pink tongue.

Most Read

The statue is on the junction of London Road and Guanock Place of Frederick Savage, a machine maker in Lynn who became renowned for steam engines used on fairground rides and patented the 'galloping horses'.

New additions to a statue in King's Lynn, by graffiti artist Banksy.

New additions to a statue in King's Lynn, by graffiti artist Banksy. - Credit: A still taken from Banksy's website

This comes after a Banksy spray painting in Gorleston of the amusement machine claw was vandalised.

A potential Banksy artwork on Gorleston seafront has been defaced.

A potential Banksy artwork on Gorleston seafront has been defaced. - Credit: Jayne Kimbling

Emo's work saw teddy bears added to the artwork.

Now the work has been graffitied over with red paint crossing out Emo and replacing it with 'Ego'.

In a response from East Suffolk Council, after Banksy was confirmed as the artist, they called it "incredible news". 

A spokesman said: "We are beyond excited that all the recent artworks have been confirmed to be by Banksy, one of the world’s greatest artists.

"This is a real boost for Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and East Suffolk and we are thrilled Banksy has chosen our area for his Great British Spraycation.”

Earlier this week we asked our readers which paintings they believed to be genuine.

87pc of voters thought the graffiti above the bus shelter in Great Yarmouth was the real deal.

More than 80pc of voters thought the sandcastle and boat paintings, both in Lowestoft, were also genuine.

But only 25pc of people thought the seagull in Lowestoft was by the artist himself.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter