Hyuro tribute

News broke on 19th November 2020 about the death of street artist Hyuro after a long battle with a rare form of leukemia. Argentinian street artist Tamara Djurovic, painted as Hyuro, lived in Valencia, Spain and travelled the world painting her huge thought provoking and powerful murals. Well respected in the street art world, the…

Disconnect Schoeni Project

As with every other facet of life the global Covid pandemic also halted street art events with only a handful surviving in 2020. But this wasn’t going to stop a 10-strong show by Shoeni Projects named disCONNECT. Where 10 global artists were invited to a Victorian house in Clapham Common, London. Due to lockdown restrictions…

Ephemeral Snik

With Hallowe’en around the corner and with 2020 being a bit of a stinker – it’s time to delve in the underworld and discover what spooky delights the street art world has previously delivered….in the basement of a crypt! Heading back to October 2019 and The Crypt Gallery in London was hosting ‘Ephemeral’ – an…

Banksy Underground Art

Renowned artist Banksy has targeted a London Underground tube train in his latest high profile piece of art. (Is it really street art if it’s on a train?) During the afternoon of 14th July 2020 he posted a video on his Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/banksy/ which began with footage showing the underground being deep cleaned back…

Kick Hass

Street art has been very thin on the ground in Cardiff during this lockdown period for obvious reasons but as things are eased and people are allowed out more than once a day now it seems colourful street art is starting to make a resurgence. On Cardiff’s City Road in Cathays this really colourful peacock…

Black Lives Matter

The coronavirus may have grinded down daily life across the country – but for one wall in Cardiff it still seemed like ‘business as usual’ as it had many makeovers since lockdown began in March 2020. Firstly some Cardiff-based artists painted a very powerful plea for Cardiffians to ‘Keep clean and Stay safe’ in these…

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2020

2020 has been challenging for so many reasons for everyone across the globe but this has even affected the arts world and a lot of street and graffiti artists too. Coronavirus had taken it’s grip on 2020 with almost everything grinding to a halt including the whole street art festival calendar too. All the huge…

Angry Dan

With the Covid Pandemic hitting every aspect of life throughout 2020 it was hard to find glimmers of hope and happiness anywhere. But one artist who managed this was Midlands born and self-titled artist Angry Dan who created his own outside gallery. Dan created nine murals on various walls around the London suburb of Walthamstow…

Eyre to breath

Take a typical bricked wall from a typical street in Cardiff them add some creative people with possibly some time on their hands! What do you get? A blank canvas turned into a great piece of street art painted by a talented resident of the city. Cardiff resident Christa Haworth painted a black tree trunk…

Statues of liberty

As the UK along with the rest of the world manages to cope with the Coronavirus outbreak as only Britons can – we still like to keep humour levels high whatever we are going through! And at the heart of Cardiff Bay that is no different where someone has put medical masks on the prominent…

Stay at Home

As the Coronavirus pandemic gets to grips with British life – it’s good to see that some people have managed to get out and provide an important message to the rest of us. Firstly someone in Cardiff has used the many billboards dotted around the city to provide a positive outlook. They have been posting…

Keep clean – stay safe

As the coronavirus grinds down normality and day to day life across the country – a few Cardiff-based artists have spruced up a wall in the capital with a very important message. Painting a very powerful plea for Cardiffians to ‘Keep clean and Stay safe’ in these distressing times. Organised by Oner Signs the street…

Power and Glory

A wander around the streets of London always unearths some fantastic examples of street art and this was more than apparent on Kingsland Road near The Glory Pub and U7 Lounge in Haggerston. Artist Zabou had painted a large wall as part of the Opening Doors London event celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month – held each…

Cenz and Cenzability

Mr Cenz has been painting since the late 1980s and his work is featured around the world including his hometown of London. His trademark style is usually a melting pot of female characters, abstract shapes and lines with patterns and graffiti forms. He was captured previously working at the Hype Festival in Gloucester where you…

Reign of Kera

A regular visitor to the Capital City of Wales – Kera is a German graphic designer and street artist born and living in Berlin. You may recognise some of his geometric work already around the streets of Cardiff? Painting at both Empty Walls festivals in the city the artist has returned once again to complete…

Hungary for street art

Wales were on the brink of qualifying for their third ever major football tournament which meant that thousands of Hungary football fans were in town and ready for a crunch clash in the Euro 2020 qualifying game at the Cardiff City Stadium. The game finished with a confident Wales beating the visitors 2-0 – resulting…

Shepard Fairey Exhibition: 3 decades of dissent

Shepard Fairey is most known for his ‘Andre the Giant’ and President Obama ‘Hope’ artwork but his extensive range of fine art screen prints and other works have now spanned over 30 years. To mark three decades of his work he has curated a series of images chosen for their importance both aesthetically and conceptually…

High Vis Festival 2019

After launching in 2018 Birmingham’s High Vis Festival returned to the city with a host of artists and writers invited to paint at the event. Located in the streets around Digbeth’s Custard Factory it coincided with the city’s Comicon so a theme of Judge Dredd was a great idea for the event which happened on…

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2019

Around 130 artists are ready to descend on the Westcountry town of Cheltenham to paint in the latest street art festival organised by Andy ‘Dice’ Davies. The Cheltenham Paint Festival began in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength attracting a lot of high profile artists to paint around the town. The Honeybourne tunnels…

Burner on sea

Set on the Somerset coast over looking the murky Bristol Channel – Burnham on Sea hosted it’s second festival celebrating everything from music and dance to street art. Known as The BOSFest – the seaside town invited an exclusive set of artists to paint for the second time around the streets of the small Westcountry…

Breeding like rabbits

A visit to Bristol always unearths some really great street art and the latest visit wasn’t an exception. Popping up sporadically around the Westcountry city were these colourful rabbits that graced walls and doorways from near the city centre over to Bedminster and beyond. Very little is known about the artist ‘Follow My Rabbits’ but…

Upfest2019: Dale Grimshaw

Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival ‘Upfest’ was taking a year off in 2019 but the streets of Bristol still deserved attention from UK and International talent – so a much smaller, refined version of Upfest was created. The ‘Upfest Summer Edition 2019’ was where a handful of selected artists were still invited to…

Bring The 1Up

Created in 2017, Leicester’s Bring The Paint street art and graffiti festival returned to the city for it’s 2019 edition and hosted one of the UK’s biggest arts events of the year. The festival invited artists from America, Australia, Tahiti, Mexico, Germany, France, Greece and the UK to transform Leicester city centre between the 20th…

TV News station claims to have recorded an interview with Banksy

ITV News has recently uncovered what experts say could be the only televised interview with the Bristol artist Banksy. A ‘forgotten’ television interview with a man who claims to be the elusive graffiti artist has been discovered in the vaults of ITV News. The report was filmed ahead of Banksy’s Turf War exhibition held in…

My Dog Sights

Set high on a hill in the Bedminster part of Bristol is this pure gem of art which totally commands your attention as soon as you climb the steep hill and navigate around some of the hi-rise buildings – whilst also admiring the fantastic Bristol views all around. A collaboration between Portsmouth based My Dog…

Philthy Wales

Take a small, quiet market town in Mid Wales and add a really chilled out arts festival…oh and add a rather chilled out painter too – it was most definitely time to chill in a hot Abergavenny. Street artist and illustrator Philth was invited to take part in the second Abergavenny Arts Festival held over…

Super Mario World

Cardiff’s longest serving legal graffiti wall in the Grangetown part of the capital has always attracted a wide variety of street art over the years. And 2019 is no different as the ever changing 130m wall has recently been given a Nintendo makeover featuring the classic Mario Land / Super Mario World. Taking over a…

Aerosol psycho

A relatively new location in the heart of Cardiff city centre is Callaghan Square which has attracted a range of street art over the last two years. Set amongst a burgeoning business ‘quarter’ and road system – these two concrete walls have been painted by local artists Rmer, Hoxe and Unity most since the beginning….

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit

It’s been the hottest of hot topics for the last few years and Brexit still shows no sign of stopping – even though we have by-passed the date for the UK to leave the EU. Protests for both sides of the debate have occurred in London with Brexit street art appearing throughout the capital too….

Nuart Aberdeen 2019

The Nuart Festival held yearly in Stavanger, Norway has branched out again and taken it’s showcase of street art onto the road and visited it’s twin city of Aberdeen in Scotland. It’s once again invited some the world’s biggest street artists to paint across Aberdeen – with a whole variety of work on display including…