Italian street artist Vera Bugatti paid a visit to London to continue her huge murals that she has unleashed all around the world. Fighting the cold December temperatures Vera took to a wall near the junction between Old Street and Goswell Road in Clerkenwell. Painting on the side of a rough bricked wall the artist…

Park Street makeover

This stretch running parrellel to Wood Street and next to the now named Principality Stadium is called Park Street and this is how it looked near the end of 2016. New boards were erected during 2016 due to bad weather causing them to be blown over. Brand new boards, brand new work! So a range…

Lora Zombie Attack

Russian born artist Lora Zombie recently paid a visit to East London and certainly made her mark on the area. First she visited Hanbury Street and painted next to this creation from Wasp Elder and HB. (Click any image to see more on that work.) Titled ‘Heartbreaker Kid’ here a young child is painted kicking…

Street art by Neil Patterson

GUEST BLOGGER NEIL PATTERSON POSTS ON HIS DISCOVERY OF STREET ART AND WHAT IT MEANS TO HIM ALONG WITH SOME PICTURES FROM HIS LATEST VISIT TO CARDIFF It was quite a strange experience the first time I really opened my eyes to it. I was wandering around Liverpool in early 2014 when I noticed this…

2017 Peace

A great start to 2017 featuring some positive street art from local artist Unity aka Millimagic. Painting on the Millennium Walkway among bright Winter skies this piece really lifts the spirits. Based around the word PEACE – complete with the tagline of Love and Respect for the forthcoming twelve months. Unity was also joined by…

Plobby New Year!

Its the start of a New Year and also the start of some new street art appearing on the Millennium Walkway next to Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. First up featuring these amazing toothy characters from Mr Plob (why do they remind me of Robert Earnshaw? ) in a variety of brown, purple and red colours. Whereas…

Merry Christmas

Previously this drab, grey hoarding running alongside the River Taff used to be dogged with numerous graffiti tags thus resulting in being cleaned many times during the year. But now, thanks to the help of a few local artists – the area is now a canvas for local talent to showcase their work all year…

Home and Away

Stalwarts of the Cardiff art scene – Colourdoomed and HB returned for one week only to paint in a fantastic location slap bang in the city centre. Arriving from their current base in Germany – the duo took to a beige rendered wall on Barrack Lane to unleash their latest creation on the city’s walls….

A Great Philospher once wrote

No major story here, no major intricate artwork either but time to feature something away from the norm. Let’s go on a trip… As The Shamen once sang about E’s being good(e) and all that – here someone has painted a lot of graphic style ‘E’s between Grangetown, Riverside and the City Centre over the…

Mello yellow

Straight after Cardiff’s Millennium Walkway got it’s latest makeover in the Taffside paint jam – it wasn’t too long before a few more additions popped up too! The predominently black canvas now contains some bright yellow pieces along the lengthy walkway courtesy of Maikel Walkman. Reflecting the recent change in weather the first character donned…

Lego love

Brighton based brick artist BLM paid Cardiff a visit to help celebrate the opening of a new Lego shop. Specialising in Lego based art BLM was commissioned by the Bricks at Home shop to make 30 pieces of Lego art and release them to the city’s streets. Firstly this wonderous Welsh dragon was placed outside…

Spray for Christmas

It’s that time of the year when Mariah Carey is blasting out everywhere, the Coca Cola truck causes traffic chaos and a fake gold tree causes Cardiff Council to apologise for the late delivery of a smaller than expected Christmas tree – yes it can mean only one thing – Ittttttsssssssssss Chriiiiiiiiiiiissstmaaaaaaas! Over the last…

NuArt: Jaune

Hailing from Brussels in Belgium, street artist Jaune is best known for his stencil work featuring workmen going about their daily routines. For a few days in September the artist visited the Norwegian port of Stavanger to take part in the city’s NuArt festival. Since 2011 his familiar workmen began appearing on walls when he…

Temporary Palaces

Cardiff Contemporary is the Welsh capital’s biennial festival of contemporary arts taking place for 4 weeks from late October to November. The event is set at various locations around Cardiff with some set in traditional galleries with others in derelict buildings – and even one on the roof of a car park. Artist Robert Montgomery…

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The NuArt Festival is Norway’s largest street art event which has been running since the turn of the millennium throughout the city of Stavanger. Over the years it has attracted a high callibre of international street artists with the 2016 cast of an equally high standard. Featured throughout the Scandanavian city are pasteups, stencils, installations,…

Broken-Hearted-Europe

The NuArt festival is an international contemporary street and urban art festival held annually in Stavanger, Norway since 2001. A brief visit in September this year revealed a lot of text-based art around the Norwegian city by artist Robert Montgomery. Robert was born in Scotland but now lives in London and here we can see…

Listening out

A random visit to a disused building in the north of the city and obvious signs of nature totally taking over this derelict farmhouse. A little rummage around and what looked like a character began to appear from the wilderness on one of the crumbling concrete walls. Distinct in style and one of the last…

Farewell Phlegm

After standing proud on the side of Marland House next to Cardiff’s bus station for exactly two years – it was now time for the building to be demolished along with the rest of the area and for some great street art to vanish forever. As the Central Square development gathers pace – even world…

Mr Plobby

A leisurely bank holiday weekend stroll down the Millennium Walkway revealed a whole host of new work from a range of artists, including some new ones to the city. Nestling amongst a corner was this mixed media piece featuring an apple munching character in a mixture of paint, ink, pens, plaster, tippex…. loads of ‘stuff’!…

Breakin the Bay 2016

Breakin’ The Bay is a free annual Hip Hop festival held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. It’s billed as a celebration of Hip Hop culture covering the elements of DJ and MCing along with graffiti and street art too. This year it was held over the last two weekends of July –…

Captain Cenzible

Mr Cenz is a London based graffiti artist whom attended the first Hype Festival held in Gloucester city centre. The Hype Festival was a replacement for the cancelled city-wide ‘Paint Jam’ but even so still 50 or so artists turned up to paint on specially erected boards in the city’s King Square – with Mr…

Dopemon

Once the latest Breakin’ The Bay event came to an end it usually results in some of the artists staying around for a few extra days and adding some more great work around the city. This time artists Rmer and Tizer hit the Millennium Walkway alongside the Millennium Stadium for their latest post-event creation. Taking…

South Park

Apart from all the street artists who arrive at Bristol’s Upfest to paint on large public walls there is also a space given over to hundred’s of other artists in attendance to paint on hoardings specially erected at the South Street Park. Just a minute’s walk away from Bedminster’s North Street the park is set…

Sokar Uno

Sokar Uno is a painter and street artist who has travelled from Germany to visit the Upfest street art festival in Bristol. Painting on a light terracota coloured wall set just off Bedminster’s high street – he began by painting the framework for his sprawling character. #wip shot of an awesome piece by @sokaruno going…

Dan fest

Dan Kitchener aka DANK, aka DNK is now famous for epic scale murals, which feature his trademark oriental landscapes depicting rainy, neon filled city scenes and geisha women. He attended the Bristol-based street art festival Upfest to paint along with hundreds of other artists who have descended on the city for the two day event….

Boris Johnsoned

As the country recovers and takes stock after the decision to leave the European Union – some artists have not stayed in and left to add some political artwork to the walls of Cardiff. Local artist Spk has pasted this amazing picture of Brexiter Boris Johnson in all his glory. The Tory twerp is depicted…

Sporting greats

The ageing changing rooms at Pontcanna Fields in Cardiff have recently been updated by local artist Peaceful Progress whom previously painted this fantastic dragon on one side. Click the link to see more about the Dragon here :- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/sporting-the-dragon/ On another side of the black building the artist has now continued the commission from Cardiff…

Eu in or out?

The Eu Referendum was the biggest vote of a generation and it’s great to see that this humongous decision was also reflected in some street art by Unity aka Millimagic on the Millennium Walkway. Set on the ever changing wall the large cracking letters of the ‘EU’ are set among a range of pink question…

Blue Avenger

Previously featured on this back street lane was a tribute to the film ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ which can be viewed on the link:- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/nightmare-on-elm-street/ And following on from this film connection is the latest work from Rmer which features the character Thanos from the new version of The Avengers. Luckily Barry Diamond caught…

ADP Riot Tour

He may be best known for being part of 90’s rave band The KLF or for crazily burning £1 million pounds but artist James (Jimmy) Cauty has launched a new project touring around the UK called The ADP Riot Tour. After a session in 2015 at Banksy’s Dismaland the artist has decided to pack the…

Subway street art

Once the busiest docks in the world Cardiff Bay has a lot of history and stories to tell. But as the new ‘Cardiff Bay’ takes over from the older ‘Tiger Bay’ it’s great to unearth some history about the place which has been brought to the forefront by local artist Peaceful Progress. The artist was…

Camden Ping Pang

An early morning stumble along the popular street art spots in Camden revealed a blue canvas that had been freshly painted. The previous day it was sporting this handiwork by artist This is Opium (you see what I did there?) Artist Pang had been commissioned to paint as part of a campaign for The British…

Sporting the dragon

Take an ageing 1970s block in Cardiff’s Pontcanna Fields and how do you update it, tidy up the exterior and create something amazing at the same time? Well you get Cardiff artist Peaceful Progress involved and get him to totally transform the site! The building had previously been dogged by graffiti and tags over the…

Vanesa Longchamp

Taking part in the Back to Nature Paint Jam event was a whole host of artists from Cardiff and from around the UK including Bristol, London and the South Coast. Whom all turned up to paint in the shadows of the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff city centre on a bright but chilly Spring day. The…

The colour of money

Regular Cardiff street artist Colourdoomed has taken to a wall in the Roath part of the city to unleash his latest offering. Painting on the side of a house on Inverness Place the artist spent many days covering the white canvas with a giant blue character holding up a small character in his fingers. A…

Tiger Bay Skate Park

The dream of Cardiff Bay was originally to be a mecca for leisure and sporting activities with the huge man-made lake to be the centre-piece for attracting a range of sports. The reality has been the introduction of the Extreme Sailing series, the building (eventually) of a new icerink, a white water rafting complex and…

Gwenno Saunders

In November the previous works by Colourdoomed and Phil Morgan were blacked out on the huge walls surrounding the Clwb Ifor Bach located on Womanby Street in the heart of Cardiff. (Click either image to view more of each work.) A post shared by R.MER (@rmerism) on Oct 19, 2015 at 6:16am PDT The guys…

Lights, Camera, Acton.

Standing heads and shoulders above the West London skyline are a group of ageing tower blocks condemed and awaiting the end of their natural life. The writing is truly on the wall for these buildings! Here in Acton new ‘luxury’ apartments are rising from where the old are being demolished tower by tower. So it…

Whoop Ass Kanye West

As Kanye West was taking to the stage in Glastonbury for the first time here local artist Phil Morgan was taking to the walls of Cardiff with his latest creation. Taking to a large wall on the back lanes just off City Road, known locally as ‘Gremlin Alley’, Phil featured a representation of Kanye in…

Welsh Language Music Day – Celf stryd

The second ever Welsh Language Music Day was held on 10th February, 2017 with the aim of celebrating and promoting music from Wales to the world. A series of events were held throughout the day with the Welsh Government working in partnership with Deezer, HMV, BBC, Grazing Shed, Spillers and others to help spread the…

‘Happy’ Valentine’s Day

February the 14th is usually a happy day to celebrate relationships – but here some artwork that has appeared in Cardiff on Valentine’s Day has been painted with another message in mind. A small group of artists from Cardiff and Bristol have painted on the Millennium Walkway to highlight the issue of domestic abuse. Unity…

Smurfing about

Another new batch of work has appeared along Cardiff’s Millennium Walkway – all with a cartoon character spin. First up is this Smurf character sporting some long blonde hair and is probably the first female Smurf called Smurfette. Smurfette is pictured running away from a gold ‘Past’ throw up – complete with some extra tags…

I love you

Situated on Roath’s Crwys Road is the latest work from local artist ‘Unity‘ This new work is nestled next to previous work from Unity which can be viewed by clicking the link below:- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/goldi-licks/ It’s just a minute’s walk from the nearby ‘Death Junction’ where Unity aka Millimagic has painted some large white letters spelling…

Little Punk by Zabou

This corner of trendy Camden changes quite regularly throughout the year where Hawley Street and its lane are a fantastic spot for new street art to appear in the London town. It’s always special catching an artist at work and here French artist Zabou was putting the finishing touches to her latest piece. Since being…

Wasp Elder and Helen Bur on Hanbury Street

WIP @abcdefghelens & @waspelder A post shared by Nelly Balazs (@monoprixx) on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:07pm PST Artists Colour Doomed and Helen Bur took to a back street wall in London’s Shoreditch area for their latest creation. Painting as Wasp Elder and HB the canvas was on a long bricked wall located on Hanbury…

A Cardiff Girl in the City

Originally posted on Blank // Spaces:
22 year old Hannah George lived in Cardiff before moving to London where she studied English Literature at UCL. She came back to her home town at the start of the year and was surprised by the colourful changes to the city landscape in the three years she had been…

Taffside Jam

Now a regular occurrence throughout the year it was time for the latest paint jam to take place alongside Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. The Taffside Jam took place at the start of November and invited a whole range of artists from the local area and beyond to paint on the Millennium Walkway. Fuckin dope!!! #graff #graffiti…

Ektober Jam

As the cold Autumn days draw ever shorter there was still time for a mini paint jam on the Millennium Walkway at the end of October featuring a host of writers from Cardiff and further afield. Cardiff based writers Amok, Karm and Somes painted in green tones with blue outlines on the boards running parallel…

Perky Pinky

The Millennium Walkway has now featured a range of graffiti, street art and some more contemporary artwork over the last year. Set in the shadows of the Millennium Stadium the latest addition is an abstract selection of semi-circles and arrows in pink and purple colours possibly spelling out something like Rind? Complete with tags from…

Autumn Art

As the nights start to draw in and a whole host of artists are still out drawing along the Millennium Walkway in Cardiff’s city centre. The rapidly changing wall has recently been painted by Resh who came back on Monday to finish this piece. Painters from Cardiff and further afield have visited the long wall…

Cool towers

On a recent trip to the Ukraine there was an opportunity to visit Chernobyl and the area close to the nuclear reactors. The first location was at some deserted cooling towers on the site of the never completed Chernobyl Reactor 5. On arrival two great structures could be seen in the distance, with one an…