Cromwell Place

MacArthur Park

Hosted by: Cromwell Place


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Sept. 27, 2022 - Oct. 2, 2022

Pavilion Gallery

Cromwell Place

Cromwell Place's first self-presented exhibition, a special showcase of 11 contemporary artists, guest curated by Will Ballantyne-Reid in association with Ridley Road Project Space.

Featuring a range of painting, sculpture, and works on paper, the exhibition includes works by Kate Bickmore, Oliver-Bijan Daryoush, Loreum, Lex Franchi, Madelynn Green, Dale Lewis, Sola Olulode, Polina Osipova, Jakob Rowlinson, Bo Sun, and Konstantin Zhukov. 

Responding to Donna Summer’s iconic disco track — from which the exhibition takes its title – this group show explores tenderness and transcendence in the city, desire and disaster, and the transformative potential of urban ecologies. 

In Summer’s evocative reconjuring of an intimate encounter, night falls and the park’s lush greenery begins to unravel with all the agony and ecstasy of the lonely city. Yet, there is always the potential for connecting with other people and ourselves, for dark corners and dancefloors, for transformation and escape, and for starting again.

On 28 September, the Philharmonia Orchestra will respond to these themes with a special recital entitled 'Transcendence’.


The exhibition includes explicit imagery, viewer discretion is advised.

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Cromwell Place

Cromwell Place

A row of five, grade II listed, Victorian townhouses in South Kensington. Home to a year-round programme of diverse, interdisciplinary exhibitions and events across beautiful galleries, alongside the delicious Cromwell Place Café, and a variety of architecturally striking workspaces. Cromwell Place is open to all, and entry to all exhibitions is free.