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…

Dry January?

It’s been a rather wet start to the year with loads of people giving up things for no apparent reason – but luckily Cardiff’s street artists arent giving anything up where infact it has been a well and truly wet January with some new wet paint hitting the city’s walls. Painting on the Millennium Stadium…

Going Underground

A recent trip to the capital city of the Czech Republic unearthed some great street art including this discovery in an underground tube station. A visit to the Mustek station revealed a cross between a Dr Who and Blake Seven studio set with lots of concrete and yellow moulded spheres along the station. Some remedial…

New Year, New Paint

Whilst construction work gathers a pace around Central Square in the city centre it’s good to know that the Cardiff faithful are still helping brighten up these areas whilst everything else is undergoing such radical change. Set behind St David’s House on Wood Street and next to The Principality Stadium, the artists took to these…

Granny Paint

On a chilly mid-January day locally based artist Millimagic and a friend took to the Millennium Walkway outside the now newly named Principality Stadium (Ok we are all going to keep calling it The Millennium!) A new year and a new lease of life for the walkway which previously hosted artwork for the 2015 Rugby…

Girls on Tour

A fairly typical back street lane of Cardiff, uncollected rubbish, piles of rubble and loads of crumbling walls and some shiny metal shutters too. But not THAT typical as some new baffling street art has appeared recently – does anyone know what lies behind this work? The soon-to-be gated back lane in the alleged posh…

Choose to be happy.

A recent trip to the Czech capital of Prague unearthed some great examples of street art littered throughout the ornate streets of the captivating city. But just a stones throw away from the hotel was this huge mural by local artist Pasta Oner set amongst a busy roundabout and tram junction in the suburb of…

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 photo posted by rmerism (@rmerism) on Oct 19, 2015 at 6:16am PDT The guys…

Not in my name

Local artist Peaceful Progress may be best known for his stunning Dragons and Owls that have adorned many of the city’s walls throughout the last year but recently here he has taken to a back street in the City Centre to publicise the ‘Not in my name‘ campaign to raise awareness about the UK’s involvement…

Graffiti girlz

Set on the ever changing graffiti walls located just off Hailey Park – here is some more great work from local artist Unity. Featuring a gang of four ‘Graffiti Girlz’ in warm feminine colours on the bricked wall amongst a lush pink backdrop. Two of the girls have their eyes shut whereas the other two…

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…

David Bowie

Music legend David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after battling cancer for 18 months. In a statement released on the star’s Facebook page, his family said he had passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones after battling the disease since 2014. He may be remembered for his influence on music culture,…

All girl action in Shoreditch

Two female artists from Cardiff joined a raft of other female street artists in the latest Paint Jam in London’s Blackall Street. Pyklops and Unity both attended the Shoreditch back lane and posted more pics on their Instagram feeds too. Firstly previous works were blocked out with strong yellow and blue base colours before the…

All girl paint jam on Blackall Street in Shoreditch

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The first real paint jam of 2016 kicked off over the weekend with an all girl extravaganza on the little alley known as Blackall Street in Shoreditch. A popular spot for paste up artists in particular, the street has taken on a whole new lease of life over the past…

Pure Hdees

A new name appearing more and more around Cardiff is an artist called Hdees whose work has appeared at Hailey Park and more recently at Sevenoaks Park in Grangetown. Featuring three very colourful pieces set on a white canvas on the huge legal graffiti wall at the Cardiff park. All featuring quite warm colours with…

Graff Wars-The Force Awakens

As the latest Star Wars film is unleashed on the public in Britain some Star Wars based street art was unleashed on the North Wales town of Colwyn Bay. Credit:PA Photography/Phil Andrews Photographer Phil Andrews managed to capture this amazing street art in all it’s glory. Painted by local artist Dime One who took to…

Blues Dragon

Nestled in the student suburb of Cathays and located on the side of The Cathays Conservative Club is another creation from local artist Spk. Set on Wyeverne Street Spk has created an undercover dragon in bright blue sporting a Colombo type raincoat complete with cheeky grin! He’s definately upto no good! Complete with the title…

Autumn Parklife

Sevenoaks Park is located in the Grangetown part of the city and attracts a whole range of artists who paint along the 200m legal graffiti all year round. The legal graffiti wall attracts a range of artists from Cardiff and beyond – featuring a range of abilities and styles – some are old-timers whereas newer…

Taff Snail

The Taff Trail is a route which connects Cardiff and Brecon and generally follows the path of the River Taff between both locations. It not only attracts a whole host of walkers, runners and cyclists but also attracts a range of street art along certain parts of the route too. Click on any image below…

I will eat you!

At the start of 2013 artist Squid took to the Elm Street lanes in the Roath part of the city to create another masterpiece. The myriad of walls and doors makes it a great places to paint amongst all the varied textures of brick, stone and rendered walls. (Throw in some wooden doors too) Painting…

Made in Roath 2015

Made in Roath is an annual arts festival that takes place each October showcasing various forms of art, music, performance, literature and food across the district of Roath. Art, and more importantly street art, plays a vital role here with local artists joining in the festival and providing street art and other works around the…

Me and Miss Jones

@rmerism A photo posted by @tizerid on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:15am PDT Cheers! @rmerism A photo posted by @tizerid on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:31am PDT Me doing wonky ass typography for Rmer. He should have asked Gary MSK to do it…. A photo posted by @tizerid on Oct 22, 2014 at 5:44am PDT…

Graff or treat?

Local artist Amelia ‘Unity’ Thomas has been VERY busy of late decorating the city’s walls with many delightful creations. But set in Grangetown’s Sevenoaks Park is something a tad more sinister…. mwhahahaaaaa. Ready for some Hallowe’en shenanigans in Cardiff – this latest work features a pale, ghoul-like face blowing out a candle – whilst surrounded…

Epic Bale!

To celebrate Wales qualifying for their first major football tournament since 1958 – BBC Wales had commissioned local artist Rmer to reproduce Cardiff-born player Gareth Bale as a feature for their football build-up TV programme. On the same day that Wales were playing Andorra at the Cardiff City Stadium – Rmer was busy painting off…

Fish ‘n drips

It seems customary in Cardiff now that tattoo parlours, restaurants and takeaways to feature some element of street art either inside or outside of their premises. Local artists Rmer and Spk seem to have the local Cardiff contract shared between them with a few previous pieces featured below. (click on any image to view more…

Peace of the action

Previously being painted for the Empty Walls festival (complete with later unnecessary additions) it was time for the city centre wall to showcase the latest talents of Peaceful Progress. Spelling the word ‘BEST’ in an elaborate imagery which looks almost like splattered water coloured paints – cue the phantom paint flinger…..

Nightmare on Elm Street

A photo posted by rmerism (@rmerism) on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:49am PDT   One of the longest established painting crews in Cardiff assembled recently to paint the biggest wall along the graffiti lanes of Elm Street in the Roath part of the city. Firstly the previous works were covered up with a solid blue…

Chariot stuffing

The Rugby World Cup is currently underway with host country England stuck in the same pool as Wales – which meant an almighty primetime clash on Saturday night. Favourites England started strongly but an already injury crippled Wales fought back to steal the game at the host stadium in Twickenham – final score 28 –…

Game of two halves

Now the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament has kicked off some finishing touches are still being been made to the artwork on display along the Millennium Walkway. Cardiff City Council in conjunction with the WRU have commissioned local artists to bring the Millennium Walkway back to life and feature Rugby World Cup related art along…

Walkaway walkaway

The Millennium Walkway has attracted many official pieces of art over the years and also some unofficial ones too! A decision was recently made to allow the very long blue wall to showcase works from local artists. Backing onto the Cardiff Arms Park and the Millennium Stadium at one end of the wall a whole…

New News Newso

Back in October 2014 the Empty Walls Street Jam took place with artists arriving from across Cardiff and some further afield from Bristol and Birmingham – all primed ready to paint on the hoardings surrounding the vacant Western Mail and Echo site near the Millennium Stadium. View some of the artists in action painting the…