Double decade duo

Two writers who have become some of the main players in the Cardiff street art scene are celebrating something very special with their latest paint. Cardiff based writers, Rmer and Hoxe, have painted their latest wall in Sevenoaks Park to mark their twenty years partnership of painting in the capital city of Wales. Rmer’s striking…

2019 Park Life

The first week of a new year and time for a fresh new paint to kick start 2019 in true flying colours. A range of Cardiff based street artists have painted here during 2018 with the remnants of their work still apparent in Cardiff’s Maitland Park many months later. Pictured above is work from some…

Mentalism vs Rmerism

From a distance everything may appear normal but moving past a tree that had fallen during the recent winds and some bright red lipstick seems to have been added to the Rmer piece in Sevenoaks Park. On closer inspection it appears that two red dots have been added to the eyes and some red lipstick…

Lady in blue

The first and longest legal graffiti wall in Cardiff is located at Sevenoaks Park in Grangetown and always attracts a high calibre of work. For years, going on a decade now, artists have painted the 130m long wall through each and every year – regardless of the weather! At one end of the wall it…

Skull Attack

The legal graffiti wall running alongside the River Taff near Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium had become a showcase for the city’s street art where there was one last paint before it was made to stop to make way for the UEFA Champions League Final earlier in 2017. One of the last pieces painted was this pink…

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…

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…

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…

Welsh Language Music Day – Celf stryd

The second ever Welsh Language Music Day was held on 10th February, 2017 with the aim of celebrating and promoting music from Wales to the world. A series of events were held throughout the day with the Welsh Government working in partnership with Deezer, HMV, BBC, Grazing Shed, Spillers and others to help spread 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…

Spray for Christmas

It’s that time of the year when Mariah Carey is blasting out everywhere, the Coca Cola truck causes traffic chaos and a fake gold tree causes Cardiff Council to apologise for the late delivery of a smaller than expected Christmas tree – yes it can mean only one thing – Ittttttsssssssssss Chriiiiiiiiiiiissstmaaaaaaas! Over the last…

Breakin the Bay 2016

Breakin’ The Bay is a free annual Hip Hop festival held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. It’s billed as a celebration of Hip Hop culture covering the elements of DJ and MCing along with graffiti and street art too. This year it was held over the last two weekends of July –…

Dopemon

Once the latest Breakin’ The Bay event came to an end it usually results in some of the artists staying around for a few extra days and adding some more great work around the city. This time artists Rmer and Tizer hit the Millennium Walkway alongside the Millennium Stadium for their latest post-event creation. Taking…

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…

Helter Skulter

Set in the heart of Cardiff Bay and only a stones throw away from the Wales Millennium Centre is a half constructed building which has stood empty for many years now. Originally painted by Rmer and Tizer their previous work can be viewed by clicking the image or link below:- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/drinking-the-bay/ So over the weekend…

Gwenno Saunders

In November the previous works by Colourdoomed and Phil Morgan were blacked out on the huge walls surrounding the Clwb Ifor Bach located on Womanby Street in the heart of Cardiff. (Click either image to view more of each work.) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rmer (@bradleyrmer) on Oct 19, 2015…

Me and Miss Jones

View this post on Instagram @rmerism A post shared by Tizer (@tizerid) on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:15am PDT View this post on Instagram Cheers! @rmerism A post shared by Tizer (@tizerid) on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:31am PDT View this post on Instagram Me doing wonky ass typography for Rmer. He should have asked…

Epic Bale!

To celebrate Wales qualifying for their first major football tournament since 1958 – BBC Wales had commissioned local artist Rmer to reproduce Cardiff-born player Gareth Bale as a feature for their football build-up TV programme. On the same day that Wales were playing Andorra at the Cardiff City Stadium – Rmer was busy painting off…

Nightmare on Elm Street

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rmer (@bradleyrmer) on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:49am PDT   One of the longest established painting crews in Cardiff assembled recently to paint the biggest wall along the graffiti lanes of Elm Street in the Roath part of the city. Firstly the previous works were covered…

Dumball lifts

After the success of the Breakin The Bay event in Cardiff Bay over the weekend a few of the writers took to a much lower profile street, still located in the bay, to unleash more fantastic work on the city. Set near the Butetown Pavilion on Dumballs Road artists Rmer, Tizer, Hoxe and News painted…

Bay Breakin’ II

Breakin’ The Bay is a free annual Hip Hop festival held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. It’s billed as a celebration of Hip Hop culture covering the elements of DJ and MCing along with graffiti and street art too. Held over the weekend of 8th and 9th of August the event attracted…

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…

Breakin’ the Bay 2015

Breakin’ The Bay is a free annual Hip Hop festival held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. It’s truly a celebration of Hip Hop culture covering the elements of DJ and MCing along with graffiti and street art too. Held over the weekend of 8th and 9th of August the event attracted thousands…

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 –…

Rmer games

Painted at the very end of May – where three local lads took to the Elm Street lanes for another amazing wall in the Roath area of Cardiff. Rmer, Karmone and Hoxeone painted on the side of the Four Elms pub creating this stunning visual assault. View this post on Instagram Badman @hoxe0ne A post…

Bridgend looks up

Over the last few decades lots of towns in South Wales have been left a bit behind whereas the large cities of Cardiff, Newport and Swansea have seen major investment and development. Town’s like Bridgend do deserve some attention where recently the town centre has seen some improvements with pedestrianisation, planners making the most of…

Look up Bridgend!

Most major cities across the UK have some sort of art culture with areas that attract some decent street art but step outside most of these cities and this dwindles to almost nothing. These smaller towns and cities are missing out on what creative street art can bring to an area and so someone has…

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 –…

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…

Giant noodle eating Godzilla on the loose!

A building on Cowbridge Road East had recently been painted totally black with what looks like yet another food establishment setting up shop replacing Bar Sicilia. There wasn’t much clue as to what type of food place this would be with the mysterious WIWO sign not helping outside. (Surely it stands for Week In Week…