Elephart

A corner of Cardiff that has seen much change over the last 30 years has now acquired some new residents. As the constant cycle of destruction and construction ensues all around – the red bricked walls of The Marriot Hotel are now home to some new art courtesy of LA based artist Matt Shapira. World…

Best Tepid Swpr!

As work steadily returned to the Millennium Walkway a prime position closest to the Millennium Stadium got some serious attention featuring artists from both hemispheres. Cardiff based Peaceful Progress painted alongside kiwi Tepid. Created in very warm pink, purple and red colours the contrast of that green really stood out. There was tags for Sinstars…

Peaceful Riverside

The suburban community of Riverside, located just outside the centre of Cardiff, was the latest to get some attention from local artist Peaceful Progress. As the Edinburgh Court housing block got a makeover so did the adjoining red bricked wall. The huge task of painting the 180 foot bricked wall was attacked from the left…

Cheltenham Paint Festival

The very first Cheltenham Paint Festival took place over the weekend at the start of September in the Westcountry spa town. Around 70 artists descended on the town to work their magic on venues such as the North Place car park and the lower High Street. Battling the weather conditions and also the Tour of…

Chalk Farm Estate

A host of street artists have spruced up a north London housing estate in a bid to transform the drab buildings with vibrant colours and designs. An invited group of 30 artists visited the Chalk Farm housing estate in Camden to help transform the estate for the hundreds of people who live on the ageing…

Unity Draw

A bright Summer’s day and as September kicks off it’s time for another refresh of Cardiff’s 300 foot long wall at Sevenoaks Park. Nestling in the Grangetown part of the city – first up was this stretch of wall featuring the talents of Myles Elliot, Unity Millimagic, Jams and Mr Draws. Unity’s B-Girl took centre…

The Hall of Fame returns

So after the huge sport juggernaut of the Uefa Champions League Final came to Cardiff – the city almost instantly got back to normal within hours of the world’s most expensive game ending. Visit Cardiff advertising was added to the Millennium Walkway to help greet the ten of thousands of football fans whom had made…

Upfest: Kobra Lennon

Around 450 artists from all over the world descended on the city of Bristol to take part in Upfest – Europe’s largest street art festival held across a weekend in July. The suburbs of Bedminster and Southville were transformed as artists painted around the south of Bristol including this large wall just off the main…

Unity Trade Centre

An ever changing city centre landscape is providing less areas to paint but luckily a group of artists have managed to find some amazing spaces left in the city before the next radical change takes place. First up is a small lane that runs off Trade Street near the Brains Brewery and rejoins Penarth Road…

Changing rooms

Local 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…

Rats are back!

A wander around the streets of Cardiff Bay and located only a stones throw away from The Wales Millennium Centre was some new work from local lad Kyle Legall. Painted on two separate wooden hoarding on James Street in the ever-changing ‘Tiger Bay’ area of the city were some eye catching pieces of work detailing…

Karm Foxy Birthday

The latest visit to Sevenoak’s Park located in the Grangetown area of the city unveiled some new work along the length of the largest legal graffiti wall in Cardiff. A crafty fox took centre stage on work by Pluzbrut, Somes and some other artist – was Baz tattoo responsbile for this amazing fox? Near this…

Grenfell Tower

As the nation rallies around to help all those affected by the devastating fire at the Grenfell Tower in London – many people want to express their feelings in a number of ways. Some are helping out in the community, some providing food and shelter whereas others are taking to the streets to paint to…

Wasp Elder in a state

Whilst residing in Cardiff the artist brighten up the city of Cardiff painting under the name of Colour Doomed for many years – whereas since moving on to more exotic places like Berlin and London he’s now painting under the pseudonym of Wasp Elder. In April 2017 Wasp Elder ventured to the London suburb of…

Vote graffiti love

As the Uefa football juggernaut left Cardiff all attention turned to the General Election taking place on June 8th. Thoughts were also with friends and family of the victims from the latest terror attack in London occurring just minutes after the final whistle blew in the Champions League Final being held in Cardiff. On a…

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…