AWA Exhibition in London
AWA Exhibition in London

An evening with online phenomenon Accidentally Wes Anderson comes to London

An evening with Accidentally Wes Anderson comes hot on the heels of the exhibition launch which took place in December 2023 in London’s South Kensington, due to run till late Spring. The exhibition is a partnership between Fever, the leading live entertainment discovery platform behind some of London’s most loved experiences, and online community and social media phenomenon Accidentally Wes Anderson (AWA).

Hosted by US-based AWA founders Wally and Amanda Koval, this exclusive evening will take AWA fans and newcomers alike on a colourful journey around the world inspired by the iconic aesthetic of film director Wes Anderson. The founders will be joined by 2 photographers; Marjorie Becker and Jeffrey Czum, who both feature in the exhibition, as part of a one-night only panel discussion.

As well as entry into the exhibition, this exciting evening will deep dive into all things AWA – the history and the rise of the social media phenomenon, stories of travel and symmetry from around the world and tips for budding creatives on how to seek out and capture that recognisable AWA aesthetic. The evening will include a bar and the exhibition’s gift shop will also be open.

Founder of AWA Wally says: “We are so excited to visit London for this evening of talks alongside some fantastic photographers. Our tiny Team loves getting lost in all the amazing photo and video submissions the AWA Community sends our way, and we cannot wait to share this beautifully curated selection in- person, in one of our favourite cities. Our mission has always been the same, since we started AWA in 2017 – to provide a daily dose of delight and inspire a sense of adventure and curiosity for all that wish to participate, we hope that this experience can do just that for everyone that visits”.

Hotel Opera: Credit Valentina Jacks

The Exhibition:

The gallery-style experience takes guests on a captivating journey through 7 themed rooms that transport visitors to the whimsical world of Wes Anderson’s distinctive aesthetics. Through amazing photography from around the globe and opportunities to capture personal themed moments throughout, guests are able to immerse themselves in pastel-hued grandeur and idyllic landscapes that seem plucked from the world of the iconic director.

The exhibition pays tribute to travel, photography, community, and adventure, fostering a sense of belonging and curiosity among visitors whether they’re fans or newcomers to the AWA community.

Open to all ages, the experience promises to delight guests with all the aesthetic qualities and themes that have turned Wes Anderson into one of the most identifiable directors of all time.

Kaeson Station, Pyongyang Metro: Dave Kulesza

Founded in 2017, by Brooklyn-based husband and wife team Wally and Amanda, the AWA concept was conceived out of a passion for travel and adventure. First established on Instagram, the personal project soon took off, cultivating a Community of nearly 2 Million members, publishing a New York Times Best Selling book of the same name, and becoming a wide-reaching resource, providing inspiration for travellers and creatives worldwide, from LA to Milan, Tokyo and beyond.

The journey weaves through themed rooms filled with over 200 photos and other interactive surprises. On entry, guests head into the ‘Post Office’ – a tactile trip back in time to analogue-London, celebrating snail mail and the delightfully traditional means of communication before digital connection. Following this, guests discover ‘Doors’ – a space for the imagination, with portals of all kinds on display. Here, the humble door represents much more than passage from one room to another. Who knows what new fantastical place or unexpected story you might unlock.

An iconic AWA theme, ‘Classic Façade’s displays some of the most stunning real-life façades from across the world, each standing strong with a story to tell. ‘Maritime’ showcases a collection of the most painteresque places by the sea; from lighthouses to boats and breezy landscapes. To follow, is one of the most recognisable categories when you think of Wes Anderson – ‘Transport’. From gliding gondolas to funiculars from faraway lands and an abundance of vintage planes, trains and magical automobiles in between, this room celebrates all modes of conveyance and is bound to be favourite with AWA fans.

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Another fan favourite, ‘Hotels/Motels’ is a collection of beautiful imagery showcasing some of the most unique and extravagant places to stay. Other themed rooms include ‘Sports’, exploring how cultures are brought together through the game, and ‘Nature’ displaying the symmetrical sights and sounds of the great outdoors.

The penultimate space, ‘The London Room’ is devoted to the host city of the exhibition, displaying photos of the capital captured in the iconic AWA style. Since the exhibition’s launch in December, visitors had been invited to form part of the creative community by submitting their own London AWA- inspired photos, with the prize being a chance to be featured in one of six blank frames hung within the emblematic London Room. At An Evening with Accidentally Wes Anderson, guests will be the first to see the unveiling of these winning submissions. Finally, the ‘Adventures’ room is an inspirational space, with projections of true travel adventures captured by both the AWA Team and Community.

At the end of the experience, guests discover the Accidentally Wes Anderson shop, with a wide array of unique and quirky goodies to purchase – from postcards, notebooks and tote bags to signed copies of the famous Accidentally Wes Anderson, The Book and newly released Accidentally Wes Anderson, The Puzzle – there will certainly be a gift for everyone.

The gallery experience is located at 79-85 Old Brompton Road, just a two-minute walk from South Kensington Station and tickets are available on the Fever marketplace.