This Free Psychedelic Maze Has Appeared In North London

Last Updated 02 July 2024

This Free Psychedelic Maze Has Appeared In North London
A vibrant maze
The Maze is in Brent Cross Town till the end of September. © John Sturrock

Prepare to be a-mazed.

Claremont Park in north London's Brent Cross Town is home to a psychedelic-looking maze this summer. It's free to check out/get lost in, and what's more, it's evolving as the weeks go by.

Someone painting a pane; just outside the maze itself
Amara Por Dios creating artwork at the Maze. © Belinda Lawley

Called simply 'The Maze', the 16.5m x 8.5m walk-through puzzle is an homage to the New London Fabulous art movement (luminaries of which include Nathaniael Furman, Yinka Ilori and Camille Walala, although in this case, these particular artists aren't involved.)

An aerial view of the maze
© John Sturrock

Three vibrant artists, however, are getting in on the action: Sweden's Amara Por Dios has already contributed a panel for the maze. Meanwhile Brighton's Lois O'Hara (who "embraces the energies and positive effects of colour on people and places") and Josephine Hicks (known as Hixxy, her 'Left Field Tutti-Fruity' style is grounded in collage and printmaking) will be creating their own panels live on site (O'Hara on 27-28 July, and Hicks on 10-11 August), so you can watch them do that, and tackle the maze while you're there.

There's a chance for you to get involved in the maze's creation too; from 5-29 September, it becomes a highlight of the London Mural Festival, the capital's largest street art celebration, and visitors will be invited to participate in the creation of a large-scale mural for the maze during a weekend workshop.

Two girls explore the maze
© Belinda Lawley

The Maze, Claremont Park, Brent Cross Town, until 29 September 2024, free