You might expect the cultural scene in Cardiff to be all about ornate castles and priceless artworks tucked away in galleries. Think again, because in a city that's proud of its diverse communities, murals the size of a house create a vibrant street art trail around the city.
The installations were created by UNIFY, the Welsh creative collective at the forefront of the Welsh street art scene. They were designed to represent Cardiff’s multicultural society, and can be spotted within the very heart of the city. They are a key part of UNIFY's campaign to challenge perceptions of race, inclusion and identity within Cardiff's football (soccer)-loving communities.
Yusuf Ismail and Shawqi Hasson, part of the UNIFY creative team, share the inspiration and the challenges behind creating the trail-blazing installations.
You can see the murals for yourself at the following locations:
- "Butetown Mona Lisa", part of the "My City, My Shirt" photography campaign - James Street, Cardiff Bay
- "My Cymru, My Shirt" - Quay Street in Cardiff city centre.
- "Gary Speed" - at the junction of Atlas Street and Leckwith Road.
Visit Instagram @u.nify to find out more.