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Colourful Crossing

Posted on: 21 Sep 2016

Camille Walala brings colour to everyday life in her commissioned pedestrian crossing at Southwark.

Transport for London, in collaboration with Better Bankside have brought back ‘colourful crossing’ for a second time, this year commissioning Camille Walala, working alongside Preformed Markings, experts in road markings.

Walala leaves her mark, with a bold and colourful exploration of her iconic aesthetic, made possible with thanks to Avenue of Art, who aim to bring world-class art to public spaces, for both existing and new art fans to enjoy.

This installations builds on the success of the colourful crossing competition from 2015, which concluded that 85% of people wanted to see more art along Southwark Street and 70% felt happier as a direct result of the creative project.

‘Colourful Crossings’ will be on show until the end of October 2016.

For more information about what is happening in Bankside.

Written by Rosie Howe

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Over nine days in September, the London Design Festival features over 400 events which take place across London, showcasing the city's pivotal role in global design.

The centerpeices of the Festival are our commissions, the Landmark Projects created with the help of our generous supporters. The London Design Festival 2016 has over 80 Volunteers from across the globe who will greatly impact on the Festival experience for all who visit.

Festival's Feet on the Street 2016, features articles posted by the volunteer team. With unique, first-hand insights into events, seminars, workshops and installations across the capital, this group of volunteers generously bring their diverse perspectives to the Festival and will uncover unique discoveries from Design Destinations, Districts and beyond.

Enjoy this series of news articles that will cover events across London's best-loved public spaces including the Festival hub at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The inaugural London Design Biennale at Somerset House, and many more.