“The Board Game of Life”
A morris dancer and his friends have found their way onto a piece of unusual artwork that has been painted on a wall in Northcote Lane, Cardiff. The mural was created as part of the city’s Empty Walls Project and celebrates dance, folklore and tradition. Over 20 well-respected local and international artists are leading the exciting venture, which heralds muralism and interventions of the urban environment. The artists aim to bring colour, culture and vibrancy to the Welsh capital and provide an alternative to the bombardment of advertisements and high street chains. They hope their outdoor gallery will capture, question, and inspire. The Northcote Lane mural was produced at the end of October 2014 and features several intriguing characters in what appears to be a battle between tradition and the conventional urban lifestyle.