Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi

31 Jan 2020 – 13 Sep 2020

Regular hours

11:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00

Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

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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.


Francesca Gavin

Exhibiting artists

Simon Popper

Hannah Collins

Adham Faramawy

John Cage

Haroon Mirza

Seana Gavin

Takashi Murakami

Annie Ratti

Claudia Comte

Salvatore Arancio

Taking part

The Gaia Art Foundation

The Gaia Art Foundation


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