London Graffiti collective BRS are transforming a Llandaff North warehouse into a tribute to New York art.
Painting is already in progress and the exhibition will take place at The Boiler House, a converted warehouse on the Andrews Road industrial estate.
BRS consists of graffiti artists Four, Ders, Skyhigh, Choc and Born, who have spent a week spray-painting the walls of the warehouse to get it ready in time for the launch party tonight.
“ We are trying to do some real funky stuff with this exhibition,” Born told The Cardiffian.
“The exhibition is inspired by the styles of graffiti going on in New York but it will all be quite abstract. Cartoon figures and some landscapes will be mixed in there as well.”
The gallery is the brainchild of Peaceful Progress, a graffiti arts collective based in Cardiff. Peaceful Progress were founded over 12 years ago and create graffiti-based art for festivals, buildings and galleries, as well as holding community workshops all over the country.
Artist Bryce Davies founded the collective in 2002. He said: “The Boiler House is a non-profit project that gives us a chance to commission artists we like. The Llandaff North community has been really supportive and we are hoping for a good turn out at the weekend.”
The BRS exhibition, called “Special Brews”, will be on show from 7pm Friday alongside DJs from regular reggae night “dub in the pub” and a licensed bar. On Saturday there will be a “graffiti jam” session where people can watch art being created live on the two outdoor graffiti walls on site.