Camille Walala has transformed Greenwich Peninsula’s Now Gallery into a colour labyrinth of wonder. Walala X Play opens tomorrow and her zigzag paths, winding walls of different heights, hanging shapes, and mirrored panels are all decorated with Camille’s signature geometric patterns and brash colours.
The installation is also a puzzle, taking the form of a 3D “spot the difference” in which visitors are encouraged to seek out anomalies in the pattern, with new differences being introduced once a month during the installation’s run until September.
The print designer and artist was selected as Now Gallery’s 2017 Design Collaborator and the piece forms part of the gallery’s summer programme.
“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 is the queen of colour and her patterns will create another world for all. We’ve created a playful place where – as in our past exhibitions – will give people time to linger, digest and unpick puzzles, giving space to let the installation resonate.”
As creative director on the project Camille worked with with art director Julia Jomaa and architectural designer Ioana Lapascu, with fabrication and installation by Simon Sawyer, and vinyl studio by Dave Gibbons (Puck Studio).
Walala X Play is free to the public and opens 14 July until 24 September 2017 at Now Gallery.
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