Rhythm is a dancer

As temperatures exceed 30⁰c in the capital, some artists took to the Millennium Walkway to paint a few new pieces alongside the hoardings at the river-side location. Nearest the Cardiff Castle end you are greeted with a ‘Good Morning Wales’ piece in the colours of Y Ddraig Goch and the line ‘It’s Cardiff braah’ Nestled…

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…

Goodbye Hailey

Hailey Park nestles between the River Taff and the high street of Llandaf North in Cardiff. A small path connects the high street to the park and has previously been a mecca for street art and graffiti over the last ten years. The Tactile Bosch/The Boiler House building has already been demolished and it was…

Check Mait

Nestling near Cardiff’s Gabalfa flyover is a hidden park named Maitland Park. A very long wall makes it’s way around the perimeter and acts as a great canvas for some street art and graffiti. As the start of Summer beckons some new work adorns the walls in the park starting with some pieces by Rim,…

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…

Under water street jam

After the success of the last street jam along the Millennium Walkway it was time to follow it up with more great street art in the aptly titled ‘Underwater Paint Jam’ (welcome to the traditional Welsh weather!) Set next to the Millennium Stadium and the hoardings running the 340ft length alongside the River Taff –…

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…

Helter Skulter

Set in the heart of Cardiff Bay and only a stones throw away from the Wales Millennium Centre is a half constructed building which has stood empty for many years now. Originally painted by Rmer and Tizer their previous work can be viewed by clicking the image or link below:- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/drinking-the-bay/ So over the weekend…

Changing Places

As the area around the bus station changes and the new buildings get taller and taller – premises are starting to shut down ready for demolition – which means there are more opportunities for artists to paint on all the remaining boarded-up shopfronts. As Marland House slowly shuts down the old food outlet now houses…

Back to Nature Paint Jam Pt3

The latest street art event to be held in Cardiff took place right next to the Millennium Stadium over a weekend in March. The two day event was called the ‘Back to Nature Paint Jam’ and was organised by local artist Amelia ‘Unity’ Thomas. It was held to coincide with International Women’s Day on March…

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

Elm Street Summer

After a relatively dry Summer and time for a whole host of Cardiff’s street artists to take to the safe surroundings to the lanes of Elm Street. A strikingly colourful skull from Rmer takes centre stage – now becoming one of the artist’s trademark pieces. A total assault on the senses – the colours all…

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…

March of Ownership

You can’t beat a day of urban exploring in derelict buildings around Wales (aka urbexing) and this day took us to the South Wales valley town of Abercarn. The 1890’s Chapel laid abandoned and forlorn amongst the leafy valley which had deteriorated slowly since it’s closure in 1980. Even though there was space to park…

Lima street art

A recent trip touring around Peru in South America, led to unearth a trail of street art adorning the Pervian capital of Lima. Above a local art gallery had some 3-d art attached to the fencing – only revealed at a certain angle. Whereas below a roller-esque piece of street art featuring the words Lima…

Back to Nature Paint Jam Pt2

The latest street art event to be held in Cardiff took place right next to the Millennium Stadium over the weekend. The two day event was called the ‘Back to Nature Paint Jam’ and was organised by local artist Amelia ‘Unity’ Thomas. It was held to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th with…

Back to Nature Paint Jam Pt1

The latest street art event to be held in Cardiff took place right next to the Millennium Stadium over the weekend. The two day event was called the ‘Back to Nature Paint Jam’ and was organised by local artist Amelia ‘Unity’ Thomas. It was held to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th and…

Back to Nature Paint Jam

Today is the start of the latest street art event in Cardiff called the ‘Back to Nature Paint Jam’ It’s being held to coincide with International Women’s Day and over 35 invited artists will paint along the 340 foot Millennium Walkway slap bang in the city centre of the capital. Artists will arrive from across…

Everything but the girlz

Blackall Street is always awash with street art featuring pasteups, stencils and full-on street art covering every surface of the trendy Shoreditch alley. Set just off Great Eastern Street it’s essentially a back street alley which forms the back end of a number of old warehouses on one side and new huge developments being built…

Cool Fuel You’ll Drool Ghoul Mur-al

Peaceful Progress was commissioned to paint for the Fuel rock club in Cardiff’s Womanby st. Taking inspiration from one of the biggest and most iconic bands Iron Maiden – the artist chose to immortalise the band’s ‘Eddie’ on the front of the rock venue. To the right hand side is the mascot for the British…

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…

Goldi-licks

Amelia ‘Unity’ Thomas aka Millimagic has visited the Roath area of the city to unleash her latest colourful creation. Set on the side of a building near the bridge that spans the railway line next to City Road – this work is dominated by a female with locks of flowing golden hair spelling out the…

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…

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,…