Mirror Labyrinth is a sculpture thought up by Jeppe Hein, an artist well-practised in the ways of creating disorientating experiences. The sculpture is made up of a series of tall thin, standing mirrors and is carefully positioned near other strong vertical structures – the trees in Victory Park and the housing blocks of East Village. As you weave your way between them, the divide between reality and illusion blurs.

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Hackney Wick and Fish Island are a graffiti artist’s playground. Fuelled by one of the largest communities of artists in Europe, the old warehouse buildings have become an ever-changing canvas. See if you can spot works by Sweet Toof (clue there might be teeth involved…)

RUN boldly proclaims its simple message in such a big way, it is hard to miss. At night it lights up in ever-changing colours, helping to orientate you within the Park. Created by Monica Bonvicini, it required state of the art construction techniques. To see a time lapse of the process visit:

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Carpenter’s Lock existed on the canal long before Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was conceived. It was built in the 1930s to prevent flooding of the Lee Valley. Abandoned for many years, it once again forms a key part of the six kilometre network of waterways known as the Bow Back Rivers.

If you visit this crossroads between the north and south of the Park, make sure to LOOK UP.

Spegelei Junior is a ‘camera obscura’ - not simply a sculpture to look at, but something you can interact with to get a different view of the Park. Using a mirror and lens, the Spiegelei reflects and distorts the world, creating an optical illusion.

You can find other artwork by Jem Finer around East London, including Longplayer at Trinity Buoy Wharf – a 1000 year-long musical composition.

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