Back To Nature Paint Jam

As the Femme Fierce event planned for International Women’s Day 2016 was postponed, I decided that Cardiff was ready for a paint jam to mark the day. I invited artists from around the UK to come and paint the 340ft wall along the Millenium Boardwalk, and they came… 29 artists from Cardiff, Bristol, London, Brighton and Kent. Event page here.

The theme was Care/Nature, with a soundtrack from The Hold Up

I spent way more time talking than painting, but here’s my finished piece (thanks to DiffGraff for the image).

bend over backwards tree

 

The event seemed to inspire, thrill and educate the general public, and my aim was to begin discussions as to why there are so many males representing in the hiphop community compared to females. As expected, the work has already begun to disappear under new pieces, so I’ll be inviting artists back to paint again on 9th April. This time the theme will be ‘underwater’…

Coverage of the event in pictures and words from

DiffGraff,

DiffGraff (part2!),

Wales Online

Craig Kirkwood

Cardiffian.

And an interview with me by Made In Cardiff TV here. (at 6.15)

^^Thanks Y’all! ^^