camille walala's psychedelic temple of wonder inside london's now gallery

camille walala's psychedelic temple of wonder inside london's now gallery

graphic artist camille walala has built a vibrant labyrinth of shapes and colours for the now gallery in london’s summer program. the immersive, interactive installation explores ideas of art, wellbeing and human scale and invites invites visitors of all ages to explore the space – and themselves – via a maze of geometric patterns, unpredictable corridors and walala’s distinctive bold colours.

all images © charles emerson



camile walala‘s ‘temple to wonder’ invites visitors to unleash their inner child and lose themselves in colour and pattern. with walls of different heights, passageways of different widths, enclosed spaces and curved and zigzag paths, the installation foregrounds the idea of human scale, giving visitors both a lasting visual impression and an extraordinary physical experience as they pass through it. mirrored panels reflect the space back on itself; suspended shapes introduce a feeling of lightness and playful disorientation –walala x play– is a journey that will challenge, reward and excite gallery-goers in equal measure.



at the heart of the installation is a puzzle – a giant three-dimensional game of spot the difference. stepping into the installation, visitors will be confronted with a challenge: enter the space and explore its colours, patterns, shapes and scales to locate all the differences. the design itself references the waterways of the greenwich peninsula, the curve of the thames, and the internal shapes and angles of the buildings themselves.



the layout of the installation playfully mirrors the shape of the building and its components are positioned in response to the mapping of the building and the peninsula around it. seen from above, there is a clear, fluid relationship between the walls of the installation and the aerial view of the wider area, making the piece a structural extension of its immediate environment.


  • viva la Memphis!

    dbkii says:
  • I love this so much, definitely evokes emotion and wonder. Looking at this piece makes me feel like I’m in another world, its hard to think about anything else when looking at this piece. Its the colors and patterns that draw you in. Things like this are what validate why I want to be a graphic designer.

    Kassidy says:

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