Exhibition
Coming soon

Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi

THE CHARLES RUSSELL SPEECHLYS TERRACE ROOM SERIES

FREE
31 Jan – 26 Apr 2020
Terrace Rooms
South Wing

A new exhibition celebrating the remarkable mushroom, and all the progressive, poetic and psychedelic wonder it evokes.

Bringing together the work of over 40 leading artists, designers and musicians, Mushrooms looks at fungi’s colourful cultural legacy, as well as the promise it offers to reimagine our relationship with the planet.

Highlights in this new exhibition from writer and curator Francesca Gavin include seminal American artist Cy Twombly’s collage portfolio paralleling natural world and human history, watercolours from renowned author Beatrix Potter, composer John Cage’s limited edition Mushroom Book of recipes, observations and illustrations, and inspiring works from emerging contemporary artists.

Plus, explore ground-breaking experiments in design, textiles and architecture that utilise mushrooms in exciting new ways – from upcycled agro-waste to sustainable shoes made with mycelium.

Contributing artists include Haroon Mirza, Hannah Collins, Adham Faramawy, Annie Ratti, Simon Popper, Jae Rhim Lee, Graham Little, Seana Gavin, Perks and Mini, and Mae-ling Lokko

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Artwork: Mindful Mushroom - Seana Gavin
Mindful Mushroom - Seana Gavin

Did you know that without fungi all ecosystems would fail?

The Mushrooms events programme is supported by

Gaia Art Foundation

Beauty and Wellness Partner

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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.