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: 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 2013: Run

Italian artist Run attended the first Empty Walls festival held in the Roath and Cathays part of Cardiff. The event attracted 12 local and international artists to transform the Capital’s streets bringing colour, culture and vibrancy to the city. A whole range of artists painted the City including Phlegm, Colour Doomed, Run, 3Dom and Helen…

Empty Walls 2013: Kera

Kera is a German graphic designer and street artist born and living in Berlin. Kera has been painting street art for over ten years and has developed his style to be bright and bold featuring geometric forms and patterns. He arrived in Cardiff to take part in the Empty Walls festival held in the Cathays…

Joy for Empty Walls Festival

The first Empty Walls festival was held throughout the Cathays and Roath parts of Cardiff in 2013. The event attracted 12 local and international artists to transform the Capital’s streets to bring colour, culture and vibrancy to the city. A whole range of artists painted the City including Phlegm, Colour Doomed, Run, 3Dom and Helen…

Dragon Phlegm in Cardiff

Born in North Wales but now residing in Sheffield, Phlegm is a cartoonist and illustrator known for his self-published comics and amazing graffiti and street art. It was great to hear that Phlegm was to pay his first official visit to paint in Cardiff as part of the Empty Walls festival. The event invited 12…