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…

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…

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…

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…

Taffside Jam

Now a regular occurrence throughout the year it was time for the latest paint jam to take place alongside Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. The Taffside Jam took place at the start of November and invited a whole range of artists from the local area and beyond to paint on the Millennium Walkway. Fuckin dope!!! #graff #graffiti…

Ektober Jam

As the cold Autumn days draw ever shorter there was still time for a mini paint jam on the Millennium Walkway at the end of October featuring a host of writers from Cardiff and further afield. Cardiff based writers Amok, Karm and Somes painted in green tones with blue outlines on the boards running parallel…

Rhythm is a dancer

As temperatures exceed 30⁰c in the capital, some artists took to the Millennium Walkway to paint a few new pieces alongside the hoardings at the river-side location. Nearest the Cardiff Castle end you are greeted with a ‘Good Morning Wales’ piece in the colours of Y Ddraig Goch and the line ‘It’s Cardiff braah’ Nestled…

Blue Avenger

Previously featured on this back street lane was a tribute to the film ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ which can be viewed on the link:- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/nightmare-on-elm-street/ And following on from this film connection is the latest work from Rmer which features the character Thanos from the new version of The Avengers. Luckily Barry Diamond caught…

Goodbye Hailey

Hailey Park nestles between the River Taff and the high street of Llandaf North in Cardiff. A small path connects the high street to the park and has previously been a mecca for street art and graffiti over the last ten years. The Tactile Bosch/The Boiler House building has already been demolished and it was…

Check Mait

Nestling near Cardiff’s Gabalfa flyover is a hidden park named Maitland Park. A very long wall makes it’s way around the perimeter and acts as a great canvas for some street art and graffiti. As the start of Summer beckons some new work adorns the walls in the park starting with some pieces by Rim,…

Back to Nature Paint Jam Pt3

The latest street art event to be held in Cardiff took place right next to the Millennium Stadium over a weekend in March. The two day event was called the ‘Back to Nature Paint Jam’ and was organised by local artist Amelia ‘Unity’ Thomas. It was held to coincide with International Women’s Day on March…

New Year, New Paint

Whilst construction work gathers a pace around Central Square in the city centre it’s good to know that the Cardiff faithful are still helping brighten up these areas whilst everything else is undergoing such radical change. Set behind St David’s House on Wood Street and next to The Principality Stadium, the artists took to these…

New News Newso

Back in October 2014 the Empty Walls Street Jam took place with artists arriving from across Cardiff and some further afield from Bristol and Birmingham – all primed ready to paint on the hoardings surrounding the vacant Western Mail and Echo site near the Millennium Stadium. View some of the artists in action painting the…

Rugby World Cup kickoff

On the eve of the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament – Cardiff City Council in conjunction with the WRU have commissioned local artists to bring the Millennium Walkway back to life and feature works along the length of the walkway. Created back in 1999 when the new Millennium Stadium was opened ready for Wales to…

Sevenoaks Park Summer 2015

One of the many legal walls in Cardiff and one that is regularly updated – sometimes on a daily basis – is located just off Sloper Road in the Grangetown part of the city. Here are some pics taken from when Summer occurred in Cardiff (yes THAT day!) and made the already colourful street art…

Elm Street Summer

After a relatively dry Summer and time for a whole host of Cardiff’s street artists to take to the safe surroundings to the lanes of Elm Street. A strikingly colourful skull from Rmer takes centre stage – now becoming one of the artist’s trademark pieces. A total assault on the senses – the colours all…

Gorgeous Gabalfa

Set at the top end of Whitchurch Road is a small park nestled behind rows of houses near the Gabalfa interchange. Within this leafy park was a small sports area with some street art making a fantastic backdrop. Featuring a selection of work from the Cardiff faithful including Amok, Amoe, Cruel Vapours and others –…

The jam that keeps on giving

Back in October 2014 the Empty Walls Street Jam took place with artists and writers arriving from all across Cardiff with some further afield from Bristol and Birmingham – all primed ready to paint on the hoardings surrounding the vacant Western Mail and Echo site near the Millennium Stadium. View some of the original art…

Five star

Loitering at the far end of Roath’s Albany Road, before it all goes a bit posh with endless detached houses, is the latest work from a group of Cardiff’s graffiti and street artists. Set on what used to be a garage or petrol station (probably both over the years!) whilst work goes on inside –…

Back alley action

A known magnet for graffiti and street artists from around the local area – the Northcote Lanes set just off City Road still attract an ever changing range of work. Remnants of old work from Colourdoomed, Ekstraternek, Phil Morgan and SPK can still be found amongst the many tags and throw ups plastered amongst the…

Gorfjam 2015

The Gorfjam is held in memory of Tom (aka Gorf) who died back in January 2011 – with events being held each year in memory of him and his work. The Gorfjam invites a whole host of graffiti and street artists from the local area to paint on this 130m long wall at Sevenoaks Park…

EMPTY WALLS 2014: Vandal in the wind

As a total contrast to inviting big name street artists to the city to take part in the Empty Walls festival there was a need to involve some of the local artists and taggers to showcase some of their work too. This is where the Empty Walls Street Jam came in inviting a whole host…

Tribute jam to King Robbo

During the first weekend of August a small gathering of local graffiti and street artists from across the area joined together at Cardiff’s Sevenoaks Park to pay tribute to graffiti legend Robbo whom had passed away recently. Covering a fair proportion of the 300 foot legal graffiti wall were artists like Refa, Ask, Sinstars, Jimmy…

Tom and Co at SevenOaks Park

A brief amble through Grangetown’s Sevenoaks Park revealed a mass of new bright street art adorning the 300 foot long graffiti wall. Due to the huge size of the canvas this wall really is a mecca for street art in Cardiff and attracts a variety of tagging, throw-ups and more character-based street art. Local writer…

Gorfjam 2014

A wander into Grangetown’s Sevenoaks Park revealed a whole host of brand new graffiti on the 140m legal wall that runs along the perimeter of the city’s park. Previously being used for Roxejams over the past few years it was time to hold the latest Graffiti Jam-type event this time called The Gorfjam! Held in…