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…

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…

Sporting greats

The ageing changing rooms at Pontcanna Fields in Cardiff have recently been updated by local artist Peaceful Progress whom previously painted this fantastic dragon on one side. Click the link to see more about the Dragon here :- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/sporting-the-dragon/ On another side of the black building the artist has now continued the commission from Cardiff…

Subway street art

Once the busiest docks in the world Cardiff Bay has a lot of history and stories to tell. But as the new ‘Cardiff Bay’ takes over from the older ‘Tiger Bay’ it’s great to unearth some history about the place which has been brought to the forefront by local artist Peaceful Progress. The artist was…

Sporting the dragon

Take an ageing 1970s block in Cardiff’s Pontcanna Fields and how do you update it, tidy up the exterior and create something amazing at the same time? Well you get Cardiff artist Peaceful Progress involved and get him to totally transform the site! The building had previously been dogged by graffiti and tags over the…

Cool Fuel You’ll Drool Ghoul Mur-al

Peaceful Progress was commissioned to paint for the Fuel rock club in Cardiff’s Womanby st. Taking inspiration from one of the biggest and most iconic bands Iron Maiden – the artist chose to immortalise the band’s ‘Eddie’ on the front of the rock venue. To the right hand side is the mascot for the British…

Tiger Bay Skate Park

The dream of Cardiff Bay was originally to be a mecca for leisure and sporting activities with the huge man-made lake to be the centre-piece for attracting a range of sports. The reality has been the introduction of the Extreme Sailing series, the building (eventually) of a new icerink, a white water rafting complex and…

Not in my name

Local artist Peaceful Progress may be best known for his stunning Dragons and Owls that have adorned many of the city’s walls throughout the last year but recently here he has taken to a back street in the City Centre to publicise the ‘Not in my name‘ campaign to raise awareness about the UK’s involvement…

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…..

Chariot stuffing

The Rugby World Cup is currently underway with host country England stuck in the same pool as Wales – which meant an almighty primetime clash on Saturday night. Favourites England started strongly but an already injury crippled Wales fought back to steal the game at the host stadium in Twickenham – final score 28 –…

Game of two halves

Now the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament has kicked off some finishing touches are still being been made to the artwork on display along the Millennium Walkway. Cardiff City Council in conjunction with the WRU have commissioned local artists to bring the Millennium Walkway back to life and feature Rugby World Cup related art along…

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…

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…

Peaceful Progress at The Printhaus

Most street art in Cardiff seems to be located in the eastern side of the city so it was rather refreshing to unearth some great work on the western side located in the Canton suburb. Set amongst some fantastic workshops off Llandaf Road is The Printhaus which houses many creatives, artist studios and a large…

Peaceful Last Dance

Gracing a long wall in the depths of an old industrial estate on the edge of Cardiff’s city centre and providing a focal point for an otherwise rundown area sandwiched between garages and ageing warehouses – it’s the latest work by Peaceful Progress. Painted by local artist Peaceful Progress this demands your attention as you…

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…

Cardiff Fashion Quarter on Womanby Street

Nestling just a few metres away from Cardiff Castle it’s 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. This north end of Womanby Street has always…

Hailey Park and Boilerhouse art, Winter 2012

Within the suburb of Llandaff, Cardiff, there is an amazing display of talent flourishing out of the first official dedicated grafitti and street art gallery – known as The Boiler House. This is taken from The Boiler House Press Release in February 2010 when the project opened:- The Cardiff based arts collective ‘Peaceful Progress’ has…