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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Drinking the Bay

Late in the Summer of 2014 local artist Rmer was joined by fellow crazy man Tizer to paint on a vacant building just a stones throw from the Wales Millennium Centre. Tizer painted this crazy wildstylish piece to the right hand side and featured this blue faced woman in the centre complete with the tag…

Colour Donkey

Local artist Colourdoomed took to the back streets lanes of Roath in early 2014 to unleash another crazy creation on the area. Known locally as Gremlin Alley the work is set amongst the numerous walls and garage doors and is painted directly opposite Phil Morgan’s Kanye West in the alley. Click the link below to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…