The writings on the wall

The writing has been on the wall for many weeks now since it was announced that the legal street art on the hoardings running alongside the Millennium Walkway were to cease. As the city now prepares to host the Champions League Final at the Millennium Stadium a decision had been taken to utilise the walkway…

Dylan Thomas Day

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…

Tunnel Vision

An elaborate maze of tunnels and roads weaves it’s way underneath the main railway line heading into the South Wales city of Swansea. The fantastic arched brick structures have provided passageways for many years but have recently had a makeover courtesy of The Tunnel Vision Jam. What had previously become a dark, uninviting area blighted…

Roadside Craic

A once busy, bustling area of Cardiff full of warehouses, garages and industrial units. (Would you call this area Grangetown or Leckwith?) But recently a lot of car showrooms have moved elsewhere in the city and now the area has become a bit neglected thus resulting in some large hoardings being erected around the vacant…

Cardiff Andy Council

Bristol born illustrator and murialist Andy Council made a whistlestop tour to Cardiff and visited the offices of Rio Architects on Allensbank Road in the suburbs of Cardiff. Organised by Cardiff Doozie whom are a collective of ‘Cardiff Creatives’ – this was the latest in a series of meetups and networking events in the city….

Square deal

As two years of painting on the Millennium Walkway comes to an end local enthusiast Barry Diamond has recorded the whole length of the 200m wall. He’s painstakingly stitched all the work together into one very long panorama image – here it is in video form to save you scrolling yourself! Due to Cardiff Council…

Nuart Aberdeen: Julien De Casabianca

Previously being held in Norway since 2001, the yearly Nuart street art festival was on vacation for 2017 and took a trip to it’s twinned city of Aberdeen in Scotland for it’s latest outing. The Nuart festival once again invited a host of top international artists to paint in Aberdeen over the Easter weekend including…

Suns out, cans out

As we saunter into Summer and the days are becoming much longer – meaning more time to paint and more time to saunter around and capture some of the great work adorning the walls of Cardiff. A legal wall for many years now is located in the Grangetown area of the city and stretches 300m…

Millennium Walk away

After proudly showcasing street art and graffiti on a long wall near the Millennium Stadium for the last couple of years … it was now time for change … apparently! We know that all good things must come to an end but here Cardiff Council have slapped signs all over the street art announcing the…

Nuart Aberdeen: Jaune

The Nuart Festival held yearly in Stavanger, Norway has branched out and taken it’s showcase of street art onto the road and visited it’s twin city of Aberdeen in Scotland. The legendary street art festival may have changed locations but the high callibre of talent on offer is still easy to see around every corner…

Cruel Vapours in Little Cardiff

A post Christmas and New Year blow out to set 2017 off with a bang… and a few bangers from the Cardiff faithful and a meeting with a few from Bristol too. It almost seems a yearly occurrence now for the Wales and West crew painting near the Principality Stadium in Cardiff City Centre. A…

Sokar Uno Camden

German artist Sokar Uno had visited Bristol to take part in the Upfest before moving on and painting his next big piece in London.   Click the link below to view more on his Upfest work. https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/sokar-uno/ In London, along with an invited group of 30 artists, Sokar Uno visited the Chalk Farm housing estate…

Wall of fame! Walk of shame!

Since 2015 the Millennium Walkway has hosted a whole range of street art and graffiti along the 200m route. The grey plastic boards have lined the walkway from Canton Bridge right upto The Millennium Stadium and have attracted artists from across the whole of the UK… along with a few musical artists too! Recently plans…

Kennard Phillips – State of the Nation

A huge lightbox has spanned the entrance to Chapter Arts Centre for many years now with a host of artists displaying work across the large backlit canvas. As the previous work from Artes Mundi finalist Nastio Mosquito was covered up over two days – it left a great mashup of the old and incoming new…

St Smurfs Day

March the 1st, 2017 and who needs an excuse to paint in the Welsh capital on St David’s Day? Here local artists Unity and Past painted along the hoardings surrounding the new construction near Hailey Park and created these colourful beauties. Dog and smurfs say 'dydd gwyl dewi hapus'… With @official_kid and Oscar the hound…

Welsh Language Music Day – Celf stryd

The second ever Welsh Language Music Day was held on 10th February, 2017 with the aim of celebrating and promoting music from Wales to the world. A series of events were held throughout the day with the Welsh Government working in partnership with Deezer, HMV, BBC, Grazing Shed, Spillers and others to help spread the…

‘Happy’ Valentine’s Day

February the 14th is usually a happy day to celebrate relationships – but here some artwork that has appeared in Cardiff on Valentine’s Day has been painted with another message in mind. A small group of artists from Cardiff and Bristol have painted on the Millennium Walkway to highlight the issue of domestic abuse. Unity…

Teratology Vera

Italian street artist Vera Bugatti paid a visit to London to continue her huge murals that she has unleashed all around the world. Fighting the cold December temperatures Vera took to a wall near the junction between Old Street and Goswell Road in Clerkenwell. Painting on the side of a rough bricked wall the artist…

Smurfing about

Another new batch of work has appeared along Cardiff’s Millennium Walkway – all with a cartoon character spin. First up is this Smurf character sporting some long blonde hair and is probably the first female Smurf called Smurfette. Smurfette is pictured running away from a gold ‘Past’ throw up – complete with some extra tags…

I love you

Situated on Roath’s Crwys Road is the latest work from local artist ‘Unity‘ This new work is nestled next to previous work from Unity which can be viewed by clicking the link below:- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/goldi-licks/ It’s just a minute’s walk from the nearby ‘Death Junction’ where Unity aka Millimagic has painted some large white letters spelling…

Little Punk by Zabou

This corner of trendy Camden changes quite regularly throughout the year where Hawley Street and its lane are a fantastic spot for new street art to appear in the London town. It’s always special catching an artist at work and here French artist Zabou was putting the finishing touches to her latest piece. Since being…

Park Street makeover

This stretch running parrellel to Wood Street and next to the now named Principality Stadium is called Park Street and this is how it looked near the end of 2016. New boards were erected during 2016 due to bad weather causing them to be blown over. Brand new boards, brand new work! So a range…

Lora Zombie Attack

Russian born artist Lora Zombie recently paid a visit to East London and certainly made her mark on the area. First she visited Hanbury Street and painted next to this creation from Wasp Elder and HB. (Click any image to see more on that work.) Titled ‘Heartbreaker Kid’ here a young child is painted kicking…

Wasp Elder and Helen Bur on Hanbury Street

WIP @abcdefghelens & @waspelder A post shared by Nelly Balazs (@monoprixx) on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:07pm PST Artists Colour Doomed and Helen Bur took to a back street wall in London’s Shoreditch area for their latest creation. Painting as Wasp Elder and HB the canvas was on a long bricked wall located on Hanbury…

2017 Peace

A great start to 2017 featuring some positive street art from local artist Unity aka Millimagic. Painting on the Millennium Walkway among bright Winter skies this piece really lifts the spirits. Based around the word PEACE – complete with the tagline of Love and Respect for the forthcoming twelve months. Unity was also joined by…

Plobby New Year!

Its the start of a New Year and also the start of some new street art appearing on the Millennium Walkway next to Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. First up featuring these amazing toothy characters from Mr Plob (why do they remind me of Robert Earnshaw? ) in a variety of brown, purple and red colours. Whereas…

Merry Christmas

Previously this drab, grey hoarding running alongside the River Taff used to be dogged with numerous graffiti tags thus resulting in being cleaned many times during the year. But now, thanks to the help of a few local artists – the area is now a canvas for local talent to showcase their work all year…

Home and Away

Stalwarts of the Cardiff art scene – Colourdoomed and HB returned for one week only to paint in a fantastic location slap bang in the city centre. Arriving from their current base in Germany – the duo took to a beige rendered wall on Barrack Lane to unleash their latest creation on the city’s walls….

Mello yellow

Straight after Cardiff’s Millennium Walkway got it’s latest makeover in the Taffside paint jam – it wasn’t too long before a few more additions popped up too! The predominently black canvas now contains some bright yellow pieces along the lengthy walkway courtesy of Maikel Walkman. Reflecting the recent change in weather the first character donned…