As the huge juggernaut of the Uefa Champions League Final rolls into Cardiff – lots of change is afoot to host the biggest sporting event ever to come to the capital.
Some parts of the city are being cleaned up and being made more secure to help house the expected quarter of a million visitors to the city over one weekend at the start of June.
A massive fans village has been built in Bute Park and a hospitality village within the grounds of Cardiff Castle has meant extra security being put in place like metal fences and wooden hoardings blocking off trees.
Even the legal street art wall which ran along the River Taff next to the Millennium Stadium wasn’t safe with painting now ceased and being replaced with advertising for the huge football event and beyond.
This is when local artist Unity approached Cardiff Council to see if it was possible to paint on the many wooden boards that now surround the city’s trees – and she got a very positive YES from the council. 🙂
The work lined the route running behind Cardiff Castle connecting North Road with Bute Park – and what a difference it made!
Unity was joined by a host of artists including Tao (above) & Sega (below)
Some featured extracts from Dylan Thomas work whereas, to offer some contrast, others featured more modern lyrics selected from some home-grown rap artists. (Or Lil Miss)
Featured above is work from Plus and Unity with more work below from Mr Draws and Squid.
What a fantastic idea and fantastically executed too.