My Dog Sighs

The inaugral Cheltenham Paint Festival took place over the first weekend of September in the Westcountry spa town in 2017. Around 70 artists descended on the town to work their magic on venues such as the North Place car park and the main High Street areas. Battling the weather conditions, and also the Tour of…

Upfest: Bear essentials

A new wall slightly off the beaten track of the photographed routes of North Street or the centre of Bedminster is a delight waiting to be discovered for all those that ventured to this part of the festival. Artist ATM was given quite a long thin wall to paint as part of the Upfest street…

Upfest: Enter the matrix

The yearly street art and graffiti festival ‘Upfest’ held in Bristol attracts a whole wealth of talent from across the UK and from across the whole world too. Born in Sao Paulo artist L7M or L7 Matrix arrived to bring his explosion of colour to a very white wall on Exmoor Street in the Bedminster…

Upfest: Angus robots

Local artist Angus has now been selected for three years consecutively to attend the street art and graffiti festival ‘Upfest’. Held for it’s tenth year now – Angus is no stranger as an artist to his home town of Bristol where the festival takes place over the last weekend of July. His recent work has…

Upfest: Stencil wowwing

A grey canvas on the side of Lilit Hair and Beauty was ready for it’s yearly makeover courtesy of the street art festival ‘Upfest’. The Upfest is now in it’s tenth year and Louis Masai was one of hundreds of invited artists to paint in Bristol in late July. Louis is known for his colourful…

Saw it first at Upfest!

It was the 10th anniversary of Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival where over 400 invited artists took to the streets of Bedminster in Bristol to take part in the Upfest. It was amazing to see so many walls were given over to act as giant canvas for the artists to paint but also…

Tooting Market

The street art bug has drifted further South across London over recent years with Tooting and Broadway getting in on the act and getting a very arty makeover. Both markets are separated by an Iceland and contains a LOT of street art within the maze of shops and outlets housed within. Walking in I thought…

Grenfell Graffiti Jam

Marking one year since the Grenfell fire disaster struck this part of London – it is clear to see how the community has come together to help support each other and fight for justice in what was allowed to occur at this tower. Tributes were apparent throughout the Grenfell area from residents, children and visitors…

Cheltenham Paint Festival

The very first Cheltenham Paint Festival took place over the weekend at the start of September in the Westcountry spa town. Around 70 artists descended on the town to work their magic on venues such as the North Place car park and the lower High Street. Battling the weather conditions and also the Tour of…

Upfest: Kobra Lennon

Around 450 artists from all over the world descended on the city of Bristol to take part in Upfest – Europe’s largest street art festival held across a weekend in July. The suburbs of Bedminster and Southville were transformed as artists painted around the south of Bristol including this large wall just off the main…

Sokar Uno Camden

German artist Sokar Uno had visited Bristol to take part in the Upfest before moving on and painting his next big piece in London.   Click the link below to view more on his Upfest work. https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/sokar-uno/ In London, along with an invited group of 30 artists, Sokar Uno visited the Chalk Farm housing estate…

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…

Captain Cenzible

Mr Cenz is a London based graffiti artist whom attended the first Hype Festival held in Gloucester city centre. The Hype Festival was a replacement for the cancelled city-wide ‘Paint Jam’ but even so still 50 or so artists turned up to paint on specially erected boards in the city’s King Square – with Mr…

South Park

Apart from all the street artists who arrive at Bristol’s Upfest to paint on large public walls there is also a space given over to hundred’s of other artists in attendance to paint on hoardings specially erected at the South Street Park. Just a minute’s walk away from Bedminster’s North Street the park is set…

Sokar Uno

Sokar Uno is a painter and street artist who has travelled from Germany to visit the Upfest street art festival in Bristol. Painting on a light terracota coloured wall set just off Bedminster’s high street – he began by painting the framework for his sprawling character. The statue-like figure was then painted in tones of…

Dan fest

Dan Kitchener aka DANK, aka DNK is now famous for epic scale murals, which feature his trademark oriental landscapes depicting rainy, neon filled city scenes and geisha women. He attended the Bristol-based street art festival Upfest to paint along with hundreds of other artists who have descended on the city for the two day event….

Made in Birmingham

Set in the heart of the urban area of Digbeth, Birmingham is this vast car park with an even vaster wall (it is such a word!) Bricked walls run around the perimeter of the car park and all attract some great street art but this large wall has recently been painted by local lads Gent…

The history of street art in Bristol.

A six-minute video has been released featuring the streets of Stokes Croft in Bristol – showcasing the ever changing street art scene there from the last seven years. Stokes Croft has always been a magnet for street art and one photographer has been capturing the changing walls since 2008. Here they have compiled and edited…

Run rowdy run

RUN is a London based street artist originally from Italy whose works can be seen adorning street corners from China to Senegal and after some previous visits to Cardiff he has now paid a visit to our neighbours just across the water in Bristol. So on his whistlestop tour of Bristol back in February, Run…

Korp blimey!

Gloucester held it’s first-ever street art festival on the first weekend in August – christened ‘The Gloucester Paint Jam‘ It was held at locations throughout the City but with the main focus on King’s Square in the city centre. One of the 40 painters attending over the weekend was Peterborough-based Korp (or Korporate) where he…

Birmingham graffiti and street art roundup

A brief walk around the Digbeth area of Birmingham is always a delight to see what are the latest additions to the ever growing graffiti and street art scene here. There was only half an hour before the train departed so this REALLY was a whistle stop ‘tour’ of the area. Beginning down Bordersley Street…

City of Colours: Colour Doomed

The City of Colours festival is predominently a street art festival held in Birmingham attracting talent from across the city and from the whole of the UK. On the 6th September 9,000 people took to the streets of Digbeth, Birmingham when it was transformed into one of the UK’s largest outdoor art galleries – a…

Newso Gent Brum Go

After Newso and Gent recently took a trip to Cardiff to take part in the Empty Walls Street Jam it was time to take a trip to their home town of Birmingham to unearth some previous works from the Brummie duo. A wander around the Digbeth part of the city began to reveal some of…

The Glost Soul Graffiti Crew

The only crew taking up a whole wall at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014 were The Lost Soul Graffiti Crew Made up of members including Squirl, SPzero76, Captain Kris and Si Mitchell they painted the white canvas over the two day event dodging showers and the cameras! They all have complimentary styles and work together…

Full of Flava

A main player in the Gloucester street art and graffiti scene is local talent Flava. Taking a trip to the city to see the work taking place in The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014 where his work was popping up everywhere around the city! Unbelievably Flava is still only a teenager and is so talented already…

Saki and Bitches in a jam

Taking place over the first weekend in August was the very first Gloucester Paint Jam and we ventured along to see how our cousins over the other side of the border held their own street art festival. Check out the EVENTS tab above to view all posts and artists from the Gloucester Paint Jam. An…

Trix paints a pub out of this world!

Gloucester held it’s first-ever street art festival on August 1st to 3rd in 2014. Christened ‘The Gloucester Paint Jam‘ it was held at locations througout the City but with the main focus on King’s Square in the city centre. More than 40 artists from near-by and some much further afield turned out for the event…

Have I got Newso for you!

Birmingham based artist Newso had recently purchased a brand spanking new pair of New Balance sneakers and wanted to use them as inspiration for his latest piece. They are a limited edition pair of New Balance 574 and feature a dragon on the side. He posted the progress of the wall on his Instagram feed…

Liskbot and Annatomix in intergalactic warfare!

Set in the Digbeth area of Birmingham this piece by Annatomix graces a large 40 foot wall on Floodgate Street which behind houses a fully working garage. Anna is a self taught artist from Birmingham, UK with a passion for the sciences, history, religion and philosophy. Her work covers illustration, painting, sculpture and urban art.”…

Brummie Paste-ups

A lot of cities have their fair share of street art and graffiti but not all feature paste-ups that much – cue Birmingham! Here there seemed to be an abundance of paste-ups throughout the Digbeth area of the city. Set around the buildings on Floodgate Street, Green Street and Little Anne Street – they quite…