Super Mario World

Cardiff’s longest serving legal graffiti wall in the Grangetown part of the capital has always attracted a wide variety of street art over the years. And 2019 is no different as the ever changing 130m wall has recently been given a Nintendo makeover featuring the classic Mario Land / Super Mario World. Taking over a…

Aerosol psycho

A relatively new location in the heart of Cardiff city centre is Callaghan Square which has attracted a range of street art over the last two years. Set amongst a burgeoning business ‘quarter’ and road system – these two concrete walls have been painted by local artists Rmer, Hoxe and Unity most since the beginning….

Cofiwch Dryweryn

First we must begin with a quick history lesson unearthing why this graffiti is important in Wales. Once again normal service has been resumed. This time in less than 24hrs #CofiwchDryweryn #irgad #Tryweryn pic.twitter.com/hnAdABjOOK — Jez (@Jez_B) April 14, 2019 ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’ which translated into English means ‘Remember Tryweryn’ – is a phrase that was…

Under the arches

An ever changing Cardiff helps bring different parts of the city to life with more places for street art to exist within the current confines. What was once the old Collingdon Road sprouted into a mega four lane avenue transporting people from the City Centre to the new area of Cardiff Bay. An area once…

Pr0les Pr0file

There’s a new kid on the block and his work is popping up on many old blocks around Cardiff recently. Predominently using pasteups – here is one of his first pieces pasted on an empty building situated on Cowbridge Road in Canton. Highlighting the plight of the homeless and the amount of empty buildings in…

Underpass Unity

As the busy M4 motorway rumbles above – this grey underpass below greets people each day on their travels around Cardiff’s Taff Trail. So take a huge slab of concrete and four local artists to help brighten up this popular thoroughfare. Based between the Radyr and Whitchurch areas of Cardiff – local artist Unity /…

The Banksy Effect

In December 2018 world reknowned artist Banksy paid his first official visit to Wales and used the excuse of the Severn tolls being removed as part of the reasoning! He revealed his latest work in the industrial town of Port Talbot – set on the side of a breeseblock garage which featured a child playing…

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…

Sala tribute

The 28 year old Argentine footballer, Emiliano Sala, has been missing since the light aircraft he was traveling in to join up with his new club, Cardiff City, lost contact with ground crews near Guernsey in January 2019. While the search for him and pilot David Ibbotson was officially stopped after only a few days…

Washed up Simpsons

Featuring an area of Cardiff that has seen more than it’s fair share of graffiti and street art over the last couple of decades but this building has always escaped the spray cans…. until now! Cardiff based artist Unity/Millimagic secured the wall for a host of local writers to paint at the Roath site located…

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…

Revolution of Dance

As the last minute Christmas shoppers made a beeline for Cardiff City Centre others found time for one last quick bit of graffiti before Christmas struck. Featured on a few walls in the Riverside part of the city some stencils had appeared in a purple colour with the line:- “Our dreams cannot fit in your…

Defo Deffro

A name not too familiar in street art circles in Cardiff but one that has instantly made an impact here already. Deffro is an artist based in Cardiff and in his own words describes himself as ‘creating weird visuals and using art for a cause.’ So it was great to follow a trail of his…

Pluz brut alism

Pluzbrut is an artist from Barreiro in Portugal who has been based in Cardiff since 2015. He originally focused on art with a great attraction to wildstyle letters which has since transformed into several illustration styles and beyond. His work has graced the walls of Cardiff for many years now with the latest offerings dotted…

Bortusk posters

Bortusk Leer (to show off his full name) is originally from Slovenia, but now lives and works in Amsterdam where he creates his very colourful work. He can mostly be found painting bright coloured monsters on ageing newspaper – where the artist’s work can be summed up as happy, childish, neon and all a bit…

Cardiff Hub Pride

The last Bank Holiday weekend in August usually attracts an event to Cardiff city centre and on this occasion there wasn’t just one but two big events. First was the annual Hub Festival held throughout the venues in and around Womanby Street plus it was the same weekend that Cardiff Pride was also being held….

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…

Grungetown lane

A typical view across most cities in the UK and a typical back street lane featuring rotting doors, car parts and rubbish – complete with a fair splattering of graffiti too. Larger than most, this back street lane in the Grangetown part of Cardiff, has attracted a variety of graffiti emblazoned on the crumbling walls…

Freshers street art

September heralds the start of the new academic year and the arrival of a whole new batch of freshers to the City along with a whole new batch of street art brightening up the student quarters too. First up is this monochrome interpretation of the BBC drama Peaky Blinders featuring three of the main cast…

Sevenoaks Paint Jam 2018

Such a large wall in the Grangetown part of Cardiff and such a long time since a large scale paint jam was held there. So step forward ‘Misery Hymns’ who organised the latest paint jam to hit the park. The event attracted a wide range of writers and painters from Cardiff and the surrounding areas….

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…

Peaceful Progress:The video

One of the most prolific and longest serving street artists in Cardiff has to be Bryce Davies. The name may not be instantly recognisable but hopefully his work that has graced the streets of Cardiff is! Most walls around the city featuring a dragon or stars of sport have been Bryce’s work under his long…

Wild art life

Standing proudly near Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium is one of the city’s legal graffiti walls which attracts a whole host of talented work throughout the year. (football permitting!) The wall is usually a showcase for the city’s writers and artists but on this occasion local artist, Unity Millimagic, was joined by 170 school children to assist…

Atlantic record

It was one of the first areas of Cardiff to be transformed as part of the Cardiff Bay redevelopment with a host of apartments being built around this stretch of water known at Atlantic Wharf. As the sprawl of the bay moved to other areas some street art and graffiti has become apparent in these…

Seven ways to spray

The longest legal graffiti wall in Cardiff is based at the city’s Sevenoaks Park and is continually updated on a weekly basis – regardless of the weather. It attracts artists and writers from the local area and some from further afield too. Back in April, after the recent deluge, regulars Unity and Amok are pictured…

IS IT ART?

Originally posted on Foreign Insight:
Graffiti for decades has been treated as social disorder, something to be fought by authorities to prevent more serious crimes from happening. Now that bombing has turned into a business, Amelia (Unity) Thomas is fighting for the essence of graffiti: creative and free paintings as self-extension of the writer. ?…

Retro arcade

Artist Kera is no stranger to Cardiff and has painted in the city on many occasions but his latest visit was to help upgrade one of Cardiff’s little gems:- The Duke Street arcade! In the photo above from Mr Numb the floor does look rather unimpressive and as the sign to the left suggests –…

Buzz tributes

As the Veg Power campaign on the Millennium Walkway got painted over – then only a few days later and a giant Buzz appeared in it’s place with the line ‘Love life’ – what did this all mean? At this stage it wasn’t clear what the connection was but when Ceres painted his next piece…

It’s cold outside baby…

Whilst most people were staying indoors during the last cold snap – a few of us headed out to battle the sub zero temperatures to snap away! A whistlestop stop tour of a few locations around the city featuring some great street art and graffiti emanating from within the white wintry world. Starting in the…