Stay at Home

As the Coronavirus pandemic gets to grips with British life – it’s good to see that some people have managed to get out and provide an important message to the rest of us. Firstly someone in Cardiff has used the many billboards dotted around the city to provide a positive outlook. They have been posting…

Keep clean – stay safe

As the coronavirus grinds down normality and day to day life across the country – a few Cardiff-based artists have spruced up a wall in the capital with a very important message. Painting a very powerful plea for Cardiffians to ‘Keep clean and Stay safe’ in these distressing times. Organised by Oner Signs the street…

Reign of Kera

A regular visitor to the Capital City of Wales – Kera is a German graphic designer and street artist born and living in Berlin. You may recognise some of his geometric work already around the streets of Cardiff? Painting at both Empty Walls festivals in the city the artist has returned once again to complete…

Shepard Fairey Exhibition: 3 decades of dissent

Shepard Fairey is most known for his ‘Andre the Giant’ and President Obama ‘Hope’ artwork but his extensive range of fine art screen prints and other works have now spanned over 30 years. To mark three decades of his work he has curated a series of images chosen for their importance both aesthetically and conceptually…

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…

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…

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….

Nuart Aberdeen 2019

The Nuart Festival held yearly in Stavanger, Norway has branched out again and taken it’s showcase of street art onto the road and visited it’s twin city of Aberdeen in Scotland. It’s once again invited some the world’s biggest street artists to paint across Aberdeen – with a whole variety of work on display including…

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…

Pr0les Pr0file

There’s a new kid on the block and his work is popping up on many old blocks around Cardiff recently. Predominently using pasteups – here is one of his first pieces pasted on an empty building situated on Cowbridge Road in Canton. Highlighting the plight of the homeless and the amount of empty buildings in…

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…

Defo Deffro

A name not too familiar in street art circles in Cardiff but one that has instantly made an impact here already. Deffro is an artist based in Cardiff and in his own words describes himself as ‘creating weird visuals and using art for a cause.’ So it was great to follow a trail of his…

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…

Buoys to Men!

An Autumnal visit to the capital city of Northern Ireland and a chance to wander the picturesque streets of Belfast. As development and improvements take place all around the city it was great to see the huge range of street art dotted around the place too. Starting around the River Lagan and the motorway interchange…

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….

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…