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Colourful Crossings v2.0

Artist Camille Walala brings bold graphics to Southwark Street
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager
  • Camille Walala will be designing Colourful Crossings v2.0
  • The crossing on Southwark Street where Camille Walala's work will be situated

Better Bankside and Transport for London have commissioned artist Camille Walala to create a design for the second 'Colourful Crossing' on Southwark Street in the heart of Bankside.  Building on the success of last year's Crossing Stories installation outside the Menier Gallery, Colourful Crossings v2.0 brings a new artist to reimagine the everyday experience of crossing Southwark Street.

Bringing her trademark graphic style of bold colours and shapes, Camille Walala has teamed up with specialist road markings company Pre-formed Markings on the commission.  The work will be installed over the weekend of the 17/18 September to coincide with London Design Festival 2016 and will remain on the street until the end of October 2016.

Evaluation from 2015's Crossing Stories project found that nearly 70% people felt happier as a result of the creative project, and 85% wanted to see more creative projects along Southwark Street.  Both projects have been part funded by Transport for London, through a programme that helps to rebalance the movement and place functions of London's streets.  

For more information about what is happening in Bankside during the London Design Festival, visit the Bankside Design District website.

Sep 9 2016