Save Cardiff Millennium Walkway Graffiti Hall of Fame
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Cardiff's Hiphop community have come together to paint, rap and dj on the Millennium Walkway. It was an unused, unloved space before we painted the wall and now Cardiff Council want to sell it off for advertising space.
Artists and graffiti enthusiasts from all over the UK have visited Cardiff to use and enjoy this space since our first paint jam in 2015. It has been utilised as a backdrop for news items, music and documentary videos and fashion shoots. There are plans in the pipeline for cultural festivals and events which would bring together people from a diverse range of backgrounds from across the city.
Having a Central place for people to come together and paint has provided numerous interactions between artists and passers-by, breaking down barriers between old and young, hip-hop heads and general public. It is a space for people to learn about this art-form which sustains so many of us.
Graffiti is often a stepping stone for unloved areas of the city to become noticed and re-vitalised. In this case, the plan is for the walkway to become a place to sell people things, rather than being recognised and developed as a community space to engage with people, for all of us to build and create together.
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