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From spray cans to fine art: Splott artist Malcolm Murphy causes a stir

A few weeks ago, a painting of Splott Road was posted on Twitter by Alan Bretos, a friend of local artist, Malcolm Murphy.  The tweet had over 2,000 likes and was shared far and wide.  It even inspired an article on Wales Online!  This week, Inksplott caught up with Malcolm P Murphy and found out […]

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Relief as Splott not set to lose a colourful landmark

A petition was launched this week to save Cardiff landmark Blue Flash, Power Box & Meshchips after it was feared that Western Power Distribution, who owns the site, may have planned to remove and demolish part of the sculpture.   The zany artwork, consisting of a blue flash of lightening on a red power box […]

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Wisdom on the wall: introducing The Pearls of Pearl Street

Some people would bemoan the arrival of long roadworks right outside their door.  Most would sigh, harrumph, roll their eyes and have a good moan about it.  One local individual, however, came up with an inspired idea to turn traffic chaos into traffic calm. For the past year, words of wisdom have regularly appeared on […]

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Observation, expression and a dash of Agatha Christie: Splott artist Patrick Coombes talks creative influences

Splott is full of creative folk, from musicians, poets and writers to dancers, graphic designers and artists. This week’s Splottlight is all about the easel as a local artist tells us what drives his drawings.  Introducing an insight to the world of freelance artist and illustrator Patrick (Gino) Coombes.   Inksplott: Hi Patrick, thank you for […]

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The beat goes on; exploring patterns with local percussionist Flow Maugran

Flow Maugran is a percussionist living in Adamsdown who, when she’s not making clothes and crocheting accessories, runs classes in drumming for people of all ages.  For the third Splottlight piece on local artists, Inksplott caught up with Flow to find out more about what bangs her drum. Inksplott: So Flow, you have two creative […]

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Splott gets creative: introducing the Splott Cultural Group

Would you like to see more art on display around Splott?  Are you creative; would you like more local opportunities to take part in creative activities? Should Splott have an arts centre or cultural quarter?  A group of residents recently said yes to all of these questions and set up the Splott Cultural Group to […]

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