Changing rooms

Street art - Capital for SportLocal artist Peaceful Progress has recently been commissioned to spruce up some council buildings around Cardiff to help promote the importance of sport in the city.
 

His first stop was in Pontcanna painting a huge fiery dragon and representations of some sporting greats from the capital including Sam Warburton, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Gareth Bale on the nearby changing rooms.

Click the link below to read much more about the first commission in Pontcanna. https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/sporting-greats/

Street art - Capital for Sport

Next up was the artists’s latest commission to help spruce up the changing rooms based at Trelai Park in the Ely part of the city.

Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
On the length of one side of the building is the continuing branding of ‘Capital for Sport’ and the logos of the WRU and FAW along with some sporting greats from the local area including Ely born Ryan Giggs and boxer Steve Robinson.

Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park CardiffEly Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park Cardiff
Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park Cardiff
Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park Cardiff
Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
Apologies to the artist but as the surface was extremely rippled and not the slightest bit flat I did struggle to spot who the rugby player was.

Maybe I was over thinking it by assuming it was some Ely-born talent but it does have the resemblance of Sam Warburton.
Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress

Not only were a host of current sporting greats featured but also a nod to the history about the local area was added to the changing rooms too.

Illustrated on one side was a race horse as previously this was the site of a large horse racing course from 1855 until the mid-twentieth century and even hosted the Welsh Grand National many times.

Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park Cardiff
Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park Cardiff

Along the other side is a roaring Welsh dragon and a nod towards the Roman ruins that are buried nearby in the centre of the Ely Racecourse.

Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park Cardiff
Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park Cardiff
Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park Cardiff

Managed to catch this just before the finishing touches were added to the Dragon’s face.

Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress
Cardiff for Sport by Peaceful Progress, Trelai Park CardiffThe ugly corrigated metal structure was built in the early 1980s and has never seen such a makeover.
Such a difficult and awkward canvas to paint but the artist rose to the challenge and nailed it.
Ely Racecourse street art by Peaceful Progress

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