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!

Duel Grafitti in Pontcanna FieldsDuel Grafitti in Pontcanna Fields
Eat Graffiti in CardiffPontcanna Grafitti

The building had previously been dogged by graffiti and tags over the years with just a small selection above and is now home to two separate commissions from Peaceful Progress.

Painting during the middle of April the artist took a few progress pictures (no pun intended!) showing the newly blacked-out wall and how he developed the Welsh dragon theme.

Today's canvas… #peacefulprogress #commissionedgraffiti #blackwall #cardiffgraff #muraltime

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First lines… #peacefulprogress #commissionedgraffiti #yddraiggoch #wheninwales

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Progress shot… #yddraiggoch #peacefulprogress #pontcannafields #welshdragon

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Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress

Featuring what is becoming his trademark around Cardiff now and another fantastic Welsh dragon on the side of this two storey building.

Across the top of the work are the words:-

Caerdydd
Capital for Sport
Prifddinas Chwaraeon

Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress

Set next to the path which runs the full length of Pontcanna Fields which regularly sees cyclists, runners and just about any sport being carried out on such a valueable space near to the city centre.

What an amazing piece of street art to give you that extra push when you pass.

Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress

On the wall adjacent to this is another commission from Peaceful Progress and a piece stretching the whole length of the building.

The work reflects the natural environment that surrounds this building and features the ample playing fields, trees and even a stone circle. (We are in Wales you know!)

Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress

I quite like the way the actual trees reflect in the windows to complete the piece.

Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress
Capital for Sport by Peaceful Progress

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