Take a journey through Architects of Air’s monumental inflatable sculpture of colour, air and light
Dedicated to the theme of trees, the Arboria luminarium by Architects of Air is a maze of winding paths and soaring domes, offering guests a sensory experience like no other.
Be transported into an amazing world of light, immersed in radiant colour that comes simply from daylight shining through the luminarium’s fabric. Take a walk through the installation’s labyrinthine tunnels, or simply find a place to relax and meditate in this calming, colour drenched environment.
Arboria's sound experience originated in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest where musician and soundscape ecologist Alice Eldridge (ecila.org) made recordings for biodiversity monitoring. To the forest and wildlife sounds Alice has added her own piano composition.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (a minimum of 1 adult for up to 4 children).
Shoes and possessions are left in the reception area at the owner’s risk. Warm socks are advised!
The installation will be quieter for groups with Special Educational Needs on Saturday 23 November, 09.30am-11am. If you are visiting during these times please be mindful of other visitors.
Part of Liberty –The Mayor of London’s free festival celebrating the work of Deaf and disabled artists, presented in partnership with Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019.
Please note capacity inside the Arboria Luminarium is limited to 80 persons at one time, and you may need to queue to enter. If you are unable to queue for long periods you can a book priority access ticket.
Priority Access tickets are now fully booked - please speak to a member of staff at the installation if you have any specific access needs
There will be an audio soundtrack inside the installation, but it is designed to be enjoyed with or without audio.
The installation will be quieter for groups with Special Educational Needs on Saturday 23 November, 09.30am-11am.
The Café in the Park (in the Aveling Centre) has a unisex accessible toilet. The William Morris Gallery also has accessible toilets.
We recommend that Assistance Dogs are left outside the Luminarium and that a member of staff guides you through the experience. The Luminarium is an uncomfortable environment for a dog and dogs would be required to wear slippers to prevent damage to the PVC.
There will be trained members of staff available to guide blind and partially sighted visitors through the installation. A full description of what to expect is provided for all visitors before entering.
The Arboria Luminarium is located on the Island inside Lloyd Park. The closest gate is on Winns Avenue E17 5EL.
Bus number 123 runs regularly from Tottenham Hale station and Blackhorse Road station to the bus stop in front of the Forest Road entrance. Buses 34, 97, 215, 275 and 357 run to the corner of Forest Road Bell Corner (0.4 miles). Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line and London Overground) is 0.6 miles away.