High Vis Festival 2019

After launching in 2018 Birmingham’s High Vis Festival returned to the city with a host of artists and writers invited to paint at the event. Located in the streets around Digbeth’s Custard Factory it coincided with the city’s Comicon so a theme of Judge Dredd was a great idea for the event which happened on…

Burner on sea

Set on the Somerset coast over looking the murky Bristol Channel – Burnham on Sea hosted it’s second festival celebrating everything from music and dance to street art. Known as The BOSFest – the seaside town invited an exclusive set of artists to paint for the second time around the streets of the small Westcountry…

Philthy Wales

Take a small, quiet market town in Mid Wales and add a really chilled out arts festival…oh and add a rather chilled out painter too – it was most definitely time to chill in a hot Abergavenny. Street artist and illustrator Philth was invited to take part in the second Abergavenny Arts Festival held over…

Women of the World

Cardiff based artist Helen Bur was commissioned in 2016 to paint a very large wall at the heart of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. View this post on Instagram Part 1 of a sketch for a new mural I'll be doing for WOW festival at the Wales Millennium Centre in a couple of…

Dylan Thomas Day

As the huge juggernaut of the Uefa Champions League Final rolls into Cardiff – lots of change is afoot to host the biggest sporting event ever to come to the capital. Some parts of the city are being cleaned up and being made more secure to help house the expected quarter of a million visitors…

Nuart Aberdeen: Jaune

The Nuart Festival held yearly in Stavanger, Norway has branched out and taken it’s showcase of street art onto the road and visited it’s twin city of Aberdeen in Scotland. The legendary street art festival may have changed locations but the high callibre of talent on offer is still easy to see around every corner…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bridgend looks up

Over the last few decades lots of towns in South Wales have been left a bit behind whereas the large cities of Cardiff, Newport and Swansea have seen major investment and development. Town’s like Bridgend do deserve some attention where recently the town centre has seen some improvements with pedestrianisation, planners making the most of…

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: Super HB and Colour Doomed collab

A large wall in the Roath area of Cardiff that has seen it’s fair share of graffiti and tagging over the years was to get a welcome makeover as it was included to be painted as part of The Empty Walls festival being held throughout Cardiff.   October 17th til october 25th I´ll will be…

Jesus! Graffiti!

After previous trips to the leafy suburb of Rhiwbina – it was time to have another peak at the Beulah Church Community Centre to see if any more street art had appeared. The Jesus on a scooter had zoomed off to be replaced by another Jesus leaning on a very colourful tree. (Far out maaaaan!)…

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 2013: Kera creatures

Kera is a German graphic designer and street artist born and living in Berlin. Whilst attending the Empty Walls festival in Cardiff he also had time to add this delightful ‘creature’ to the shutters of the Cardiff Institute for the blind which was later take over by The Alchemists. View this post on Instagram #kera…

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…

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. View this post on Instagram New work by #Lembo Keep It Peel. Tribute to John Peel who left us 10 years ago on…

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…