NZ – Wales

Ok, you’d be forgiven for thinking this post is about Rugby… especially as these pieces were painted literally right by one the gates into the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. However, this is more about a reunion between 2 friends who live at the opposite ends of the earth. My buddy Tepid was on a tour of the UK and of course had to come pay a visit. The last time we painted together was in NZ back in 2012 in Wellington, and then Christchurch. It as my turn to repay the favour and show some hospitality. Hopefully see you again in another 5 years… 

Go Compare

Go Compare approached me to create a mural in their offices to co-incide with the launch of their new 5 values. It was all a bit hush hush at the time, and I wasn’t allowed to post anything until they had launched the campaign. They even covered up the mural from their employees until the time was ready. This meant a long weekend in a corridor complete with fans, extraction fans and masks, working to complete the mural while the employees were off for the weekend. Only the security guard knew what was going on. It was a fun project to work on with good people, watch this space for more. 

The Bridge Studios

The Bridge studios is a brand new and exciting project led by Peaceful Progress and Alternative events. Following the success of The Bone Yard shipping container studios in Canton, we have launched The Bridge Studios, complete with 7 more studio containers and 4 large warehouse spaces all ready to let out to creatives and entrepreneurs. You can find out more by clicking here.

In the meantime, here’s some Graffiti Ive done on site  🙂

 

YMCA

I was approached by the YMCA in Cardiff to work with young carers to design and create a mural for the garden area. We came up with the idea of the letters TMCA to act as a window into another world full of flowers, mountains and animals. We painted this mural over a day. and the results were great! Well done to everyone that helped throughout the process. 

Green Man festival 2017

Another year, another Green Man festival. I think this was my 11th or 12th year working on the festival, time goes by quickly! As always we had a hectic operation on our hands! We run the Solar Stage, the Peaceful Progress Graff-cafe and Salon Mirela – the Gypsy glitter parlour. Alongside this we paint things and make them look nice. Here’s this years mural offering to the Solar Stage… 

Cardiff Tattoo convention

Here’s a few tattoos I made at the Cardiff Tattoo convention. Four of these designs were created in the studio using spray-paint, and then use as reference for the tattoos. Im finding ways of bringing my two disciplines together, which is taking me on a very interesting path! 

Riverside community mural

I had the pleasure of working alongside Riverside grows Wild and the local poet Hanan Issa on a community mural in Riverside a couple of months ago. The project was based on wild flowers and the community planting that the Grows Wild team have been doing in the local area. we came together to brainstorm ideas and discuss the mural with local residents to get ideas. Hanan Issa wrote a poem to accompany the mural, and it was painted over the course of 2 weeks. This is a great example of how a community can come together to improve their environment and make it truly their own. A please to be a part of!

Quirky Campers take 2..

Vans, vans and more vans! I’ve done a lot of vehicles this year. Here’s another job for the good guys at Quirky Campers following on from the commission at the end of last year, and painted along a similar vibe. People seem to like the tree scenes i do… there’s a constant battle to try and find different ways to do them so they all have their own identity. This one’s a winer!