Hand painted mural at the new Youth Hostel Association in Cardiff

I was recently lucky enough to be asked to collaborate with Matt Joyce on the painting of a 95m2 space in the new YHA building in Cardiff. We were employed by design agency Hoffi to fill the space with information about Cardiff, as well as common Welsh sayings and translations. 

Work in progress 

 We started by projecting our sketches up onto the walls to get the scale right. We sketched a rough outline for us to fill in with paint.

We started by projecting our sketches up onto the walls to get the scale right.
We sketched a rough outline for us to fill in with paint.

 We painted the final mural directly onto the wall. It took us 6 days to cover the full 95m2.

We painted the final mural directly onto the wall. It took us 6 days to cover the full 95m2.

 We were filmed for the What's Occurrin' Cardiff programme for the Made in Cardiff TV channel.

We were filmed for the What's Occurrin' Cardiff programme for the Made in Cardiff TV channel.

 We added a mix of common Welsh sayings and their translations to help all the new visitors to Cardiff understand us.

We added a mix of common Welsh sayings and their translations to help all the new visitors to Cardiff understand us.

 We also added basic phrases in Welsh. 

We also added basic phrases in Welsh. 

 The history of Cardiff from the Castle to the industrial past of Cardiff Bay gives visitors an idea of what to visit.

The history of Cardiff from the Castle to the industrial past of Cardiff Bay gives visitors an idea of what to visit.

 Cardiff landmarks and sightseeing attractions.

Cardiff landmarks and sightseeing attractions.

You can see us on the What's Occurrin' Cardiff programme this week at 8pm and 10pm or watch again on madeincardiff.tv 

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