Graphic artist Camille Walala is building a labyrinth of shapes and colours at NOW gallery on Greenwich Peninsula, where you can unleash your inner child and lose yourself in an explosion of colour and pattern.
Her exhibition WALALA X PLAY is part of the gallery’s summer programme – an immersive, interactive installation exploring ideas of art, wellbeing and human scale. Launching tomorrow, 14 July, and running until 24 September 2017, the artwork invites you to explore the space – and yourself – via a maze of geometric patterns, unpredictable corridors and Walala’s distinctive bold colours.
With walls of different heights, passageways of different widths, enclosed spaces and curved and zigzag paths, the installation gives both a lasting visual impression and an extraordinary physical experience as you pass through it. Mirrored panels reflect the space back on itself; suspended shapes introduce a feeling of lightness and playful disorientation – it's a journey that will challenge, reward and excite you in equal measure.
"We love having colour in our gallery space, it glows through the glass and resonates on Peninsula Square," says Jemima Burrill, NOW gallery curator. "Camille Walala is the queen of colour and her patterns will create another world for all in NOW Gallery. We are creating a playful place where – as is in our past exhibitions – we give people time to linger, digest and unpick puzzles, giving space to let the installation resonate."
WALALA X PLAY at NOW Gallery is free to visit, suitable for all ages, and showing from 14 July until 24 September 2017. If you visit, make sure you share your experience on social media, using the hashtag #WALALAXPLAY.
Photography by Charles Emerson