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STREET ART – Phil Morgan ‘Made in Roath’

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 […]

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STREET ART – Stand-up by Colour Doomed

Needing no introduction another striking piece by local artist Colour Doomed features in the alleys off Northcote Lanes in Roath, Cardiff Featuring a really colourful skeleton singing his heart out into a mic. Strikingly warm colours enhanced by the strong low Winter sunshine – really love that drip effect onto the floor too.

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Street Art – Jo¥ 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 […]

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STREET ART – Phlegm Dragon 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 […]

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STREET ART – Phlegm #1 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. Phlegm continually seems to be travelling all around the world spreading his huge pieces featuring large, quirky creatures on buildings, vehicles, structures and derelict areas throughout the planet! And […]

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STREET ART – Shady looking chickens

What the cluck? Sinisterly lurking amongst a busy City Road in Cardiff are an army of chickens. Lovingly splashed across some wooden boards where they are definately upto no good. Six almost monochrome chickens protect this vacant site whilst students pass by with their Kentucky Fried Chicken from the numerous outlets around the area. Just […]

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STREET ART – Helen Bur at The Empty Walls festival

Helen Bur is no stranger to Cardiff as she got her Fine Art degree at the Cardiff School of Art but you may not have already seen some of her work around Cardiff. Check out this link to see some photos of Helen’s previous work around The Cardiff Fashion Quarter:- http://djleekee.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/street-art-womanby-street/ You definately cannot miss […]

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Colour Doomed pointing man

STREET ART – Colour Doomed ‘Pointing Man’

The first walk around these parts in many months and in the distance I could see a pair of blue feet poking out between the numerous walls and garage doors – it looked like a Colour Doomed creation and on closer inspection I wasn’t wrong! More on the big blue feet in another post as […]

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STREET ART-3dom of the City

Hailing from our cousins over the water, 3dom’s street art is usually found around the streets of Bristol and beyond. 3dom is an illustrator and artist who paints cartoons, mixed with semiology and surrealism which are vibrant, provocative and deeply personal. Luckily now he has arrived in Cardiff to take part in the Empty Walls […]

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GRAFFITI – Blob whale returns to the Capital

Many years after a mysterious ‘blob whale’ began gracing the walls of Cardiff – it has made a welcome return to the City. After previous very colourful incarnations around the City Centre and Cathays it was decided that they were originally by an artist called ‘Spades’ They have popped up on a route leading from […]

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Colour Doomed Marbles

STREET ART – Marbles by Colour Doomed

Housed between Cathay’s City Road and Richmond Road is a lane that hasn’t been gated off yet and houses many types of street art across the array of brick walls and garage doors along it. Most of it has been throw ups, stencils and giant tags but nothing on such a large scale as this… […]

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Trackside Studios Cardiff

GRAFFITI – Trackside in Cathays

Nestling behind Richmond Road and just off Fitzroy Street are the Trackside Studios in Cathays, Cardiff. Trackside are a graffiti and aerosol art studio and gallery featuring original aerosol art canvas and screen prints. A back lane runs between Richmond Road and the railway line (hence the name) and this drab back lane has been […]

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STREET ART – Colour Doomed in Cathays

After visiting many cities and experiencing the street art each has to offer I was always a bit disappointed when returning to Cardiff with the type of street art produced here – which was never as exciting or ground-breaking in comparision to elsewhere. That was until I discovered this huge piece of street art just […]

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Cardiff Half Marathon 2012

Well it’s exactly 24 hours since I crossed the finish line of the Cardiff Half Marathon 2012 in the Civic Centre of Cardiff to crowds of thousands! What an achievement and what a day! It all began with an early night on the Saturday before having to get up at 06:45 and taking onboard all […]

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Cathays Community Centre Graffiti

GRAFITTI-New work in Cathays and Roath

It was time to take another trawl around the ‘creative’ areas of Cathays and Roath (ok it’s where all the students live and they seem to accept and produce street art a lot more than the rest of Cardiff!) This time beginning at Cathays Community Centre and some amazing pieces from the locals including a […]

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