14th December 2020

Born in France, based in East London and working worldwide, Camille Walala is an artist who takes joy seriously.

“I love public art. It’s so important in the city to bring a little bit of joy and make people smile. That’s what I’ve always tried to do.”

Understandably, we were thrilled when she agreed to share a selection of her favourites from Cockpit Makers’ Market.

“I love how Darren Appiagyei uses woodturning to transform the material into such strange, unusual objects. This is craft that is more like magic!”

“Martina Spetlova’s handwoven bags are really attention grabbing. Her patterns are superb! And I respect anyone doing things sustainably.”

“I love to see textiles used in such a playful and painterly way – Jacob Monk has a real eye for colour and materials!”

Known for ambitious and large-scale interventions in public spaces from Mayfair to Mauritius, Camille Walala uses the man-made landscape as a platform for disseminating positivity. Her work encompasses full-façade murals, immersive 3D installations, street art, interiors and set design – characterised by a fusion of bold colours and playful geometric patterns. Camille finds inspiration in community and collaboration, and the power or colour and pattern to transform atmospheres, elevate moods and spark positivity.