Portavilion created a trail of temporary structures through Central London’s parks. Four artists were invited to develop and produce their own “pavilion” designed for a specific park environment as a celebration of the city’s most treasured public places. 

The Portavilion trail created an alternative map of London, linking green spaces that could be navigated by bike, foot or public transport and linking four different Central London boroughs. The artists included Dan Graham for Holland Park (Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea) Annika Eriksson for Regents Park (Westminster and Camden) Toby Paterson for Potters Fields Park (Southwark) and Monika Sosnowska for Primrose Hill (Camden).

The pavilions provided a platform for a programme of cross-disciplinary collaborations and events which specifically responded to each park, including newly choreographed dance commissions in partnership with Big Dance, a symposium in partnership with the Art of Common Space and the Design Museum and poetry walks in Primrose Hill.


Dan Graham
Triangular Pavilion

June - October 2008

Monika Sosnowska
The Wind House

July - October 2008

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