Coming soon

Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi


31 Jan – 26 Apr 2020
Terrace Rooms
South Wing

Exploring the fascinating world of mushrooms in a new exhibition from curator and writer Francesca Gavin.

Through the work of over 40 artists, designers and musicians, Mushrooms celebrates the rich legacy and incredible potential of the remarkable organism, the ideas it inspires in the poetic, spiritual and psychedelic, and the powerful promise it offers to combat the human devastation of the planet.

Mushrooms brings together work from leading international artists and designers, renowned for their use of the mushroom motif, spanning large-scale sculpture, hand-cut collage, painting, drawing, photography, film and performance. The incredible versatility of mushrooms is also explored in new, conceptual pieces from designers working across architecture, furniture and fashion, including a 3D-printed mycelium chair from Eric Klarenbeek, light shades and stools from Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova, and mushroom based textiles.

Contributing artists include Takashi Murakami, John Cage, Salvatore Arancio, Haroon Mirza, Hannah Collins, Seana Gavin, Adham Faramawy, Annie Ratti, Claudia Comte and Simon Popper.

Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi is the eighth exhibition in The Charles Russell Speechlys Terrace Rooms Series, an ongoing partnership with the leading law firm to present a wide range of free exhibitions reflecting the broad interests of both organisations.