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…

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…

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…

Graffiti tour of Cardiff

Steffan Cravos has taken a graffiti tour of the streets of Roath and Cathays for the Welsh language programme Y Lle. Taking in the familiar routes of Gremlin Alley and Elm Street lanes he showcases the talents of Colour Doomed, Om Ni Vore and Rmer. (amongst other Cardiff artists.) Y Lle is a weekly magazine…

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…

Substation graffiti in Ely

Set amongst nettles and trees in the corner of Ely’s racecourse is a brick electricity substation building. Due to the remoteness of the structure it has been a canvas for graffiti and tagging over many years and is captured below. Some of the tags must be years old now and feature the likes of Dork,…

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…

Wales Biggest Sticker Combo

I’m not entirely sure where to start with this post but it has become an ever increasing part of Cities around the World to not only include tagging, graffiti and amazing street art but also now the introduction of stickers too. It may seem a little mundane BUT when a lot of these stickers are…

Tributes paid to ‘Gorf’

Flickr user Walt Jabsco announced on his feed that local grafitti artist known as ‘Gorf’ had passed away on January 14th. It’s with great, great sadness and a heavy, heavy heart I have to announce that Gorf/Hasl/Anoy, one of Cardiff’s most recent, prolific writers, passed away on 14th January in Portugal. Sympathies go out to…

Newyear round up

A quick walk around the Canton part of the city and my first bike ride of the year up the Taff Trail to reveal some new graffiti for 2011. I found some really cracking pieces but also some more mundane tags! First up some stick-ups from D-Fault just off Queen Street in the City Centre.