After a massive Bob Marley painting recently appeared in Gremlin Alley which was the latest in line of Bob Marley related artwork around the city – it seemed there was some Bob Marley work already located around the city.
First up – set in Riverside and around the corner from the old Wells Hotel, is this bright facility box in the rastafarian colours and a stencilled Bob Marley.
Complete with the first line of the lyrics from Bob Marley’s 1973 hit ‘Get up Stand up’ alongwith another character sketched onto the side of the colourful facility box. And a signature black stencil by local artist Lembo.
Moving a few miles over to the Splott area of the city also featuring some more stencil work courtesy of Lembo.
Located on one of the doors into the now defunct pub and now known as the Red and Black Umbrella centre is a very similar rastafarian design and stencil of Bob Marley.
Looking like the same stencil has been used for both pieces this has now been on the side of the old Clifton Street premises for a good year or two.
Previously called The Tredegar Arms but the pub closed down in 2006 where various bits of street art have adorned the outside ever since. There’s some stickers plastered over one of the entrances and a large red trunk design around the corner.