Banksy’s ‘Valentine’s Day Mascara’ moves to Dreamland, sparking conversations about domestic abuse

  • June 12, 2023

Banksy’s artwork ‘Valentine’s Day Mascara’ has been unveiled at its new home at Dreamland Margate.

The artwork has been moved from its original location, on the side of a house in the town, safely by a team of engineers, supported by an art conservator and coordinated by Red Eight Gallery and Dreamland. 

You can see the artwork, for free, in Dreamland’s Roller Room.

The theme of the artwork is a commentary on domestic abuse and the original owner was keen for the artwork’s reinstallation to raise money for a local charity that supports survivors.

We are honoured and grateful to be that chosen charity and to be one of Dreamland’s chosen charities for 2023. Support like this goes a long way to sustaining our vital work, which is never more needed.

We were delighted to be at the opening of the artwork on Saturday 10 June 2023 and for the national and local press to share the importance of raising awareness of domestic abuse and feature our work. See our CEO Claire Williams speak to Channel 4, ITVITV Meridian, KMTV and read the press stories in The IndependentEvening Standard, Daily MailIsle of Thanet News, Kent Online, BBC.

“It truly will spark and create conversations, and this is only a positive thing”

Claire Williams, CEO Oasis

Join our Love Shouldn’t Hurt campaign

We have launched our ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt – for anyone’ campaign to inspire more action.

Oasis supports any victim of domestic abuse, no matter who you are. Everyone deserves to live a life safe from harm and everything we do gives survivors tailored support to help them take back control of their life, heal, find their voice and build the future they want and deserve.

We need your help to reach as many survivors as possible, to ensure everybody makes it their business to know about domestic abuse and can signpost people to safety – please help us.

We can only do what we do with the support and passion of our community.

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Love shouldn’t hurt, for anyone. #DomesticAbuse affects 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 7 children*. No one should suffer from the people that are supposed to love them. I’m supporting @OasisDomesticAbuseService in raising awareness and spreading the word so that more survivors can get to safety.

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