Under water street jam

Credit: The Hold Up
Credit: The Hold Up

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 – we were once again treated to a makeover courtesy of local artists and some from outside the city of Cardiff aswell.

Credit: The Hold Up

Credit: The Hold Up
Credit: The Hold Up

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Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff

Event organiser Millimagic was joined by a host of artists including Pyklops, Sofy Nails, Mr Draws, Sega, Aver, Object, Skin, Jee-see and Defs.

Below Object kicked off the watery theme with his octopus hybrid hand creation (official title) with the tag:-

We’ve already condemned future cities to drown in a sterile plastic sea…”

Credit: The Hold Up
Credit: The Hold Up

Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff

Aver and Sega created this masterpiece complete with a scary mermaid character.

Whilst some old ‘blob whale‘ characters that were spotted around Cardiff over the last few years made a re-appearance at the event.

Click the link below to relive some of the old blob whales characters from around Cardiff by Spades.
https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/spades/

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Mr Draws brought his colourful art back to Cardiff and produced this lavish landscape on the wall.

Credit: The Hold Up
Credit: The Hold Up

Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff

London based Sofy Nails also returned with a bright pink statement pleading ‘Trust Me’ to passers by.

Underwater Paint Jam by Barry Diamond
Underwater Paint Jam by Barry Diamond

Credit: The Hold Up
Credit: The Hold Up

Underwater Paint Jam by Barry Diamond
Underwater Paint Jam by Barry Diamond

Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff

Local artist Pyklops painted between Sofy Nails and event organiser Millimagic where they all featured loads of blue and greens colours in keeping with the underwater theme. (Haven’t they been in the water down Penarth?)

Credit: The Hold Up

Credit: The Hold Up
Credit: The Hold Up

Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff

Taking centre stage was this intricate work by Millimagic which featured a dreamy underwater scene complete with jellyfish – absolutely stunning!

During the day entertainment was provided by local hiphop collective The Hold Up – big thanks to them and Barry Diamond for getting the work in progress snaps during the day.

Check out their latest shenanigans over on their Facebook page:-
https://www.facebook.com/thaholdup/

Underwater Paint Jam by Barry Diamond
Underwater Paint Jam by Barry Diamond

Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff

I’m not sure if the following pieces appeared at the same time or just a few days later but not strictly following the underwater theme but a few other bits lurking on the boardwalk from Ceres, Zevo and Jams.

Underwater Paint Jam CardiffUnderwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam CardiffUnderwater Paint Jam Cardiff
Underwater Paint Jam Cardiff

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