Walala X Play

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Now Gallery Camille Walala
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Time Out says

You may have seen east London-based artist Camille Walala's instantly recognisable work full of playful patterns and bold colours dotted around London. Now she's launching her first 3D art installation, with an immersive maze full of mirrors and patterns where visitors can play spot the difference as they explore. She's even decorated some ping pong tables in her unique snazzy style, just ask for a bat and ball at reception and you can have yourself a game. Find out more here

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Tastemaker

This maze is kinda cool, lots a patterns and bright colours, mirrors sure to delight kids and adults alike and its really so pretty. It is fairly small though and personally I think it looks better from above. Also it isn’t that difficult to navigate around which surely defeats the object of a maze right? Again I agree with what has been said earlier it tends to turn into a bit of a childrens playground during busier times at the weekend so avoid and go during the week if you prefer to have a quieter experience.


tastemaker

Just few days left to see Camilla Walala X Play installation at Now Gallery. Really love her work as it's always fun and colourfull. 

This time she has transformed the Now Gallery into a fun labyrinth where people can get lost and play with the colourful geometric patterns, mirrors and optical illusions. 

It was quite nice to go around the maze but it would have been better if it was bigger to feel more disorientated and avoid bumping into too many people. Definitively worth a visit if you love abstract and immersive art but to avoid any disappointment you need to your tickets in advance.  

Tastemaker

It's a nice idea, but the space needs to be larger to properly make use of the disorienting, surreal effect. And you may be trampled (or at least annoyed) to death by prolific selfie-takers. 

tastemaker

Good fun brightly coloured maze.  I'm not sure if I'd go out of my way to visit, but if you are in the North Greenwich Peninsula area it's worth checking it out.  A note that as it's quite a small exhibition it may be best to reserve tickets if planning a visit on a weekend.


I would have liked it to be a bit bigger, but I did have fun going around the maze.  I almost bumped into myself in a mirror and there were two mums there with their young babies, which was amusing to watch them play in the maze.  The colours are bright with lots of shapes, good fun to pass 20 minutes.

tastemaker

I'm on the fence about this one, as I brought children to it, who clearly LOVED it, but more as a playground than a work of art and thoroughly showed their appreciation by running and screaming. I thought it was very cool, if a little bit smaller than I expected. It does attract families being a colourful, mirrored exhibit and I think it's inevitable that children will get excited. Maybe selected times for families might work?

Tastemaker

I’ve been a fan of Walala for quite a while, always following her around London whenever a new mural or other activity shows up, so I couldn’t miss this exhibition.

First impression, no one cares about the booking slots and the time you stay in (should be 15 minutes). It seems that everyone that is around can visit, which is great for tourists, but isn’t great if you expect having a nice arty  experience with limited number of people. I adored the shapes and mirrors, but seeing families with kids treating it like a playground with no appreciation of the art really got me on edge. So my suggestion is to visit during the week, if you can, so you can enjoy it for yourself without the annoyance at the crowds you have to compete with to take a pic.