Farewell Phlegm

After standing proud on the side of Marland House next to Cardiff’s bus station for exactly two years – it was now time for the building to be demolished along with the rest of the area and for some great street art to vanish forever. As the Central Square development gathers pace – even world…

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…

Mt Wlls so to Spk

The Empty Walls Street Jam invited a host of local street artists to paint on some hoardings near the Millennium Stadium as part of the larger Empty Walls festival held in 2014. Nearly every inch of the rotting hoardings were painted on apart from one section that never got much attention at the official event…

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…

Empty Walls 2014: Hoxe and Tizer iD

The Empty Walls Festival is a month long street art event aiming to bring colour, culture and vibrancy to the city of Cardiff – with artists travelling in from Germany, Italy, Spain and France and also closer to home from London, Bristol and Cardiff. It’s not entirely clear whether this was an intended part of…

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…

Empty Walls 2014: Russ

The Empty Walls Festival is a month long street art event aiming to bring colour, culture and vibrancy to the city of Cardiff – with artists travelling in from Germany, Italy, Spain and France and also closer to home from London, Bristol and Cardiff. Each piece of work was to incorporate some elements of Welsh…

Empty Walls Street Jam by 3Dom

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…

Empty Walls 2014: Ekstraternek

Set in a prime city centre location between a Wetherspoons pub, a fruit stall and a Boots shop this was Ekstraternek’s contribution to The Empty Walls street art festival that was happening across Cardiif. Ekstraternek creates highly detailed illustrations merging complex pattern work with imagined landscapes, figures and creatures.” Using wooden hoardings on a closed…

Empty Walls 2014: Holding out for a Hyuro

Arriving in Cardiff slap bang in the middle of the Empty Walls Festival with a wall located slap bang in the middle of the city – it was time to introduce Hyuro to our wonderful city. With a wall opposite the old Alchemists’ Gallery on Bridge Street and using the side of the Trading Standard’s…

Empty Walls 2014: Colour Doomed buzzard

If you’ve ever taken a walk around the Roath area of the city during the last year there is a great chance you may have seen some giant birds gracing buildings, lanes, hoardings and even a shed. Yes, bird-lover, Colour Doomed has added his latest bird-work to a grey wall opposite Poet’s Corner located just…

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…

Empty Walls 2014: Dale Grimshaw

Dale Grimshaw is an artist who was born in Lancashire and then later studied at Blackburn College of Art and then achieved his Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Middlesex University. Dale has established himself over the last six years as being one of the most respected and individual artists on the London art scene…

Empty Walls 2014: Zed1 horseplay

Zed1 is an Italian street artist born in Florence whom has recently brought some Italian flavours to the capital city of Wales. He stopped by in Cardiff after being invited to take part in the Empty Walls Festival. The month long festival aims to bring colour, culture and vibrancy to the city with artists travelling…

Empty Walls 2014: Phlegm & David De La Mano collab

The Empty Walls Festival is a month long street art festival aiming to bring colour, culture and vibrancy to the city of Cardiff with artists travelling in from Germany, Italy, Montevideo, Spain and France and closer to home from London, Bristol and Cardiff too. Welsh born illustrator and street artist Phlegm has taken part in…

Empty Walls 2014: Dan Green paste up

Dan Green is a photographer based in Cardiff, who specialises in photographing people and communities in their natural environment. His photos can be seen pasted throughout Europe and closer to home in projects based around Cardiff. Here Dan is taking part in the Empty Walls Festival and has pasted-up a giant photo on the back…

Lembo tribute to John Peel

Back in October 2004 legendary DJ John Peel sadly passed away and now to mark the 10 year anniversary local artist Lembo has created some street art as a tribute to him. New work by #Lembo Keep It Peel. Tribute to John Peel who left us 10 years ago on the 25th of October. #streetart…

Empty Walls 2014: Phlegm

Welsh born illustrator and street artist Phlegm has taken part in the second Empty Walls Festival held in Cardiff. The month long festival aims to bring colour, culture and vibrancy to the city of Cardiff with artists travelling in from Germany, Italy, Montevideo, Spain and France and closer to home from London, Bristol and Cardiff…

Support the Empty Walls 2014 Festival

After the success of the first Empty Walls festival held in Cardiff in 2013 it’s now time to launch another one for 2014. Last year 12 local, national and international artists were invited to Cardiff to create art on ’empty walls’ to enhance the environment through the media of street art. This year it’s going…