By Abdi Ali
Published July 13, 2017
The long awaited art exhibition inviting visitors of all ages to explore the space – and themselves – via a maze of geometric patterns, unpredictable corridors and bold colours is a day away.
The show, a labyrinth of zigzag paths, winding walls and suspended shapes covered with geometric patterns and vibrant colours, is the work of graphic artist Camille Walala who has spent a week transforming Greenwich Peninsula’s NOW Gallery into a maze of colour and wonder.
Besides the immersive, eye-popping, body-bending experience of the show titled WALALA X PLAY is a three-dimensional game of ‘spot-the-difference’ puzzle in which viewers are encouraged to hunt down anomalies in the pattern, with fresh inconsistencies introduced once a month during the installation’s run from July 14 through September 24, 2017.
There’s ping-pong, too! Walala has designed two tables which will be available for gallery-goers to play on every day of the installation.
Curator Jemima Burrill of NOW Gallery says of the show, “We love having colour in our gallery space that glows through the glass and resonates on Peninsula Square. Camille Walala is the queen of colour and her patterns 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.”