Nature watching

The Millennium Walkway was created back in 1999 when the new Millennium Stadium was opened ready for Wales to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup tournament in the city.

Over the years some artwork has been featured on the long blue wall that divides the walkway from The Arms Park and has sporadically featured works from local artists and school children over that time.

Millennium Walkway graffitiMillennium Walkway graffifi

Recently it has become a mecca for the taggers (and 1Direction fans) to scribble on the wall with Cardiff City Council forever removing the offending works (which looks even worse than leaving up the work in the first place)

Click the link below to see more of the previous tagging on the walkway and the council removing it.
https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/take-a-walk-on-the-wild-side/

So as the eyes of the world will be on Cardiff once again – due to hosting many games in the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament – Cardiff City Council in conjunction with the WRU have commissioned local artists to bring the wall back to life and feature works along the length of the walkway.

Millennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

Located at the end nearest Bute Park and Cardiff Castle just set infront of the Holiday Inn was where the first piece of work began taking place.

Millimagic aka Amelia ‘Unity’ Thomas was going back to nature and creating this text based piece in her own unique styling. (We loves it!)

Millennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

Millennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

Millennium Walkway street art, CardiffMillennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

Whilst busy painting away she took time to chat to local kids who took a keen interest in what she was creating on the wall.

Millennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

She explained more time would be spent on the piece adding many more flowers and butterflies.
On the photo below you can see the additional items but also the horrid mess left by the removal of other tags prior to this work beginning!

Millennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

Millennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

Millennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

Millennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

A placard was added with the words ‘Vote for Discover the Diff‘ – with a new website coming very soon!

It seems that this specific piece of artwork is to assist Cardiff’s bid in gaining funding from Kew Gardens and their Grow Wild Flagship Fund – see www.growwilduk.com for more details on how to vote.

The campaign for funding is being led by RSPB Cymru

The grant will help us bring flowers and nature’s soul back into the city: inspiring communities, benefitting businesses and attracting visitors through creatively promoting and valuing the story of nature and the difference it makes in our lives – Cardiff Bid

The public vote will decide which of the three organisations will receive the £120,000 award to become the country’s flagship site – so you know what to do start voting now! Vote for the diff!

Millennium Walkway street art, Cardiff

It also looks like that the artists returned once again to add another layer of flowers and butterflies to the already colourful piece.

Rugby World Cup street art Cardiff

Rugby World Cup street art Cardiff

Rugby World Cup street art Cardiff

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