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…

‘Happy’ Valentine’s Day

February the 14th is usually a happy day to celebrate relationships – but here some artwork that has appeared in Cardiff on Valentine’s Day has been painted with another message in mind. A small group of artists from Cardiff and Bristol have painted on the Millennium Walkway to highlight the issue of domestic abuse. Unity…

Teratology Vera

Italian street artist Vera Bugatti paid a visit to London to continue her huge murals that she has unleashed all around the world. Fighting the cold December temperatures Vera took to a wall near the junction between Old Street and Goswell Road in Clerkenwell. Painting on the side of a rough bricked wall the artist…

Smurfing about

Another new batch of work has appeared along Cardiff’s Millennium Walkway – all with a cartoon character spin. First up is this Smurf character sporting some long blonde hair and is probably the first female Smurf called Smurfette. Smurfette is pictured running away from a gold ‘Past’ throw up – complete with some extra tags…

I love you

Situated on Roath’s Crwys Road is the latest work from local artist ‘Unity‘ This new work is nestled next to previous work from Unity which can be viewed by clicking the link below:- https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/goldi-licks/ It’s just a minute’s walk from the nearby ‘Death Junction’ where Unity aka Millimagic has painted some large white letters spelling…

Little Punk by Zabou

This corner of trendy Camden changes quite regularly throughout the year where Hawley Street and its lane are a fantastic spot for new street art to appear in the London town. It’s always special catching an artist at work and here French artist Zabou was putting the finishing touches to her latest piece. Since being…

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…

Lora Zombie Attack

Russian born artist Lora Zombie recently paid a visit to East London and certainly made her mark on the area. First she visited Hanbury Street and painted next to this creation from Wasp Elder and HB. (Click any image to see more on that work.) Titled ‘Heartbreaker Kid’ here a young child is painted kicking…

Wasp Elder and Helen Bur on Hanbury Street

WIP @abcdefghelens & @waspelder A post shared by Nelly Balazs (@monoprixx) on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:07pm PST Artists Colour Doomed and Helen Bur took to a back street wall in London’s Shoreditch area for their latest creation. Painting as Wasp Elder and HB the canvas was on a long bricked wall located on Hanbury…

Street art by Neil Patterson

GUEST BLOGGER NEIL PATTERSON POSTS ON HIS DISCOVERY OF STREET ART AND WHAT IT MEANS TO HIM ALONG WITH SOME PICTURES FROM HIS LATEST VISIT TO CARDIFF It was quite a strange experience the first time I really opened my eyes to it. I was wandering around Liverpool in early 2014 when I noticed this…

2017 Peace

A great start to 2017 featuring some positive street art from local artist Unity aka Millimagic. Painting on the Millennium Walkway among bright Winter skies this piece really lifts the spirits. Based around the word PEACE – complete with the tagline of Love and Respect for the forthcoming twelve months. Unity was also joined by…

Plobby New Year!

Its the start of a New Year and also the start of some new street art appearing on the Millennium Walkway next to Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. First up featuring these amazing toothy characters from Mr Plob (why do they remind me of Robert Earnshaw? ) in a variety of brown, purple and red colours. Whereas…

Merry Christmas

Previously this drab, grey hoarding running alongside the River Taff used to be dogged with numerous graffiti tags thus resulting in being cleaned many times during the year. But now, thanks to the help of a few local artists – the area is now a canvas for local talent to showcase their work all year…

A Cardiff Girl in the City

Originally posted on Blank // Spaces:
22 year old Hannah George lived in Cardiff before moving to London where she studied English Literature at UCL. She came back to her home town at the start of the year and was surprised by the colourful changes to the city landscape in the three years she had been…

Home and Away

Stalwarts of the Cardiff art scene – Colourdoomed and HB returned for one week only to paint in a fantastic location slap bang in the city centre. Arriving from their current base in Germany – the duo took to a beige rendered wall on Barrack Lane to unleash their latest creation on the city’s walls….

A Great Philospher once wrote

No major story here, no major intricate artwork either but time to feature something away from the norm. Let’s go on a trip… As The Shamen once sang about E’s being good(e) and all that – here someone has painted a lot of graphic style ‘E’s between Grangetown, Riverside and the City Centre over the…

Mello yellow

Straight after Cardiff’s Millennium Walkway got it’s latest makeover in the Taffside paint jam – it wasn’t too long before a few more additions popped up too! The predominently black canvas now contains some bright yellow pieces along the lengthy walkway courtesy of Maikel Walkman. Reflecting the recent change in weather the first character donned…

Lego love

Brighton based brick artist BLM paid Cardiff a visit to help celebrate the opening of a new Lego shop. Specialising in Lego based art BLM was commissioned by the Bricks at Home shop to make 30 pieces of Lego art and release them to the city’s streets. Firstly this wonderous Welsh dragon was placed outside…

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…

Taffside Jam

Now a regular occurrence throughout the year it was time for the latest paint jam to take place alongside Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. The Taffside Jam took place at the start of November and invited a whole range of artists from the local area and beyond to paint on the Millennium Walkway. Heads turned up safe…

NuArt: Jaune

Hailing from Brussels in Belgium, street artist Jaune is best known for his stencil work featuring workmen going about their daily routines. For a few days in September the artist visited the Norwegian port of Stavanger to take part in the city’s NuArt festival. Since 2011 his familiar workmen began appearing on walls when he…

Ektober Jam

As the cold Autumn days draw ever shorter there was still time for a mini paint jam on the Millennium Walkway at the end of October featuring a host of writers from Cardiff and further afield. Cardiff based writers Amok, Karm and Somes painted in green tones with blue outlines on the boards running parallel…

Temporary Palaces

Cardiff Contemporary is the Welsh capital’s biennial festival of contemporary arts taking place for 4 weeks from late October to November. The event is set at various locations around Cardiff with some set in traditional galleries with others in derelict buildings – and even one on the roof of a car park. Artist Robert Montgomery…

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The NuArt Festival is Norway’s largest street art event which has been running since the turn of the millennium throughout the city of Stavanger. Over the years it has attracted a high callibre of international street artists with the 2016 cast of an equally high standard. Featured throughout the Scandanavian city are pasteups, stencils, installations,…

Perky Pinky

The Millennium Walkway has now featured a range of graffiti, street art and some more contemporary artwork over the last year. Set in the shadows of the Millennium Stadium the latest addition is an abstract selection of semi-circles and arrows in pink and purple colours possibly spelling out something like Rind? Complete with tags from…

Broken-Hearted-Europe

The NuArt festival is an international contemporary street and urban art festival held annually in Stavanger, Norway since 2001. A brief visit in September this year revealed a lot of text-based art around the Norwegian city by artist Robert Montgomery. Robert was born in Scotland but now lives in London and here we can see…

Autumn Art

As the nights start to draw in and a whole host of artists are still out drawing along the Millennium Walkway in Cardiff’s city centre. The rapidly changing wall has recently been painted by Resh who came back on Monday to finish this piece. Painters from Cardiff and further afield have visited the long wall…

Listening out

A random visit to a disused building in the north of the city and obvious signs of nature totally taking over this derelict farmhouse. A little rummage around and what looked like a character began to appear from the wilderness on one of the crumbling concrete walls. Distinct in style and one of the last…

Cool towers

On a recent trip to the Ukraine there was an opportunity to visit Chernobyl and the area close to the nuclear reactors. The first location was at some deserted cooling towers on the site of the never completed Chernobyl Reactor 5. On arrival two great structures could be seen in the distance, with one an…