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…

Cheltenham Paint Festival 2019

Around 130 artists are ready to descend on the Westcountry town of Cheltenham to paint in the latest street art festival organised by Andy ‘Dice’ Davies. The Cheltenham Paint Festival began in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength attracting a lot of high profile artists to paint around the town. The Honeybourne tunnels…

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…

Breeding like rabbits

A visit to Bristol always unearths some really great street art and the latest visit wasn’t an exception. Popping up sporadically around the Westcountry city were these colourful rabbits that graced walls and doorways from near the city centre over to Bedminster and beyond. Very little is known about the artist ‘Follow My Rabbits’ but…

Upfest2019: Dale Grimshaw

Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival ‘Upfest’ was taking a year off in 2019 but the streets of Bristol still deserved attention from UK and International talent – so a much smaller, refined version of Upfest was created. The ‘Upfest Summer Edition 2019’ was where a handful of selected artists were still invited to…

Bring The 1Up

Created in 2017, Leicester’s Bring The Paint street art and graffiti festival returned to the city for it’s 2019 edition and hosted one of the UK’s biggest arts events of the year. The festival invited artists from America, Australia, Tahiti, Mexico, Germany, France, Greece and the UK to transform Leicester city centre between the 20th…

My Dog Sights

Set high on a hill in the Bedminster part of Bristol is this pure gem of art which totally commands your attention as soon as you climb the steep hill and navigate around some of the hi-rise buildings – whilst also admiring the fantastic Bristol views all around. A collaboration between Portsmouth based My Dog…

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…

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….

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit

It’s been the hottest of hot topics for the last few years and Brexit still shows no sign of stopping – even though we have by-passed the date for the UK to leave the EU. Protests for both sides of the debate have occurred in London with Brexit street art appearing throughout the capital too….

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…

More in-Port-ant than Banksy

As the first and only known Banksy holds on for dear life in the South Wales town of Port Talbot – it was time to visit the industrial town to view his latest masterpiece and try to discover whether the benefits from this work are paying off? Having seen original Banksy work in Bristol, London…

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…

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…

Banksy confirmed as Port Talbot artist

World reknown artist Banksy has visited the South Wales town of Port Talbot for his latest piece of street art. Featured on a grey breese-block wall in the Taibach area of the town – the work encompasses two sides of a back street garage sprayed in Banksy’s familiar style. One local resident from Caradog Road…

Brutal Warsaw

A Winter trip to Warsaw in Poland and a so called trendy area of the city called Nowa Praga located just over the river to the east. As gentrification takes place around every corner – the heart of vintage Poland is being ripped out of the city and replaced with stunning apartment blocks and reams…

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…

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…