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…

Peace of the action

Previously being painted for the Empty Walls festival (complete with later unnecessary additions) it was time for the city centre wall to showcase the latest talents of Peaceful Progress. Spelling the word ‘BEST’ in an elaborate imagery which looks almost like splattered water coloured paints – cue the phantom paint flinger…..

Welcome to the furnace

Literally just hours before the biggest battle on the Millennium Stadium pitch between Wales and England as the Six Nations kicked off – there was another battle going on just yards away from the best stadium in the UK and possibly the world! Local artist Peaceful Progress had returned to the spot where he had…

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…

Someone’s made a right Owl-er!

Private companies and advertising departments have seen the merit of utilising street art to get their message across with Dulux recently visiting Cardiff as part of their ‘Colour Britain’ campaign. Read more about that campaign here:- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/colour-britain/ But someone else has since visited our city for another marketing campaign! After a VERY successful Empty Walls…

Empty Walls 2014: Owl be watching you

A dark, uninviting corner of Cardiff overlooking the sorry state of a bus station within a much unloved part of the city. This part of Cardiff is the latest in line for development and the latest in line for some fantastic street art! As Cardiff’s street art festival draws to an end – local artists…

Live in living colour

Not everything is black and white and that’s why this latest piece set around the Birchgrove area of Cardiff has really sprung into life. Nestling alongside the train station near Caerphilly Road (A469) is a long wall featuring work from MK, Best, Sinstars and others. Decorating a drab grey wall has really brought some colour…

Can you tell me how to get to Womanby Street

Nestling just a few metres away from Cardiff Castle is one of Cardiff’s thinnest but most interesting streets – also it’s one of the most incorrectly pronounced street names in Cardiff – Womanby Street! Housing numerous pubs, offices, Clwb Ifor Bach and now The Cardiff Fashion Quarter. The north end of Womanby Street has always…

Roxejam 2012

Now in it’s sixth year the ‘RoxeJam’ was originally set up in 2007 by Lou Lockwood as a memorial to her son Bill (aka local street artist Roxer), who had died in a road accident. After a wash-out Summer this was luckily the one week when it was dry and extremely sunny with pure blue…

Cartoon Characters around Cardiff

I have recently noticed that cartoon characters have made their way into the graffiti scene in Cardiff and are springing up everywhere. From Disney’s Mickey Mouse to Laurel and Hardy, Bugs Bunny and even old skoolers Heckle and Jeckle! Can anyone name all the characters featured? Above some Disney characters lurking in a Canton car…