The Showroom


Become a supporter and help sustain our ambitious and innovative programme of artists commissions, local projects, talks and events.

The Showroom is a platform to new ways of thinking, researching and communicating...I am constantly discovering and learning. Viewing exhibitions and attending talks and events is always a gratifying and enriching experience.Maria Sukkar, Benefactor

As a registered charity The Showroom has to raise 100% of its income. We are core funded by Arts Council England but in addition need to raise a significant amount each year from individuals and companies, as well as from funding bodies, trusts and foundations.

At a time when funding is more difficult to secure than ever, money raised from individuals and companies through our Supporters Scheme is much needed and appreciated. The scheme provides essential funding to enable us to continue providing artists with important opportunities with major new commissions (often their first solo presentation in London) at the right moment in their career.

Donations also support the work we do in our local area, which provides opportunities for local people and groups to work in collaboration with UK and international artists on projects which are core to our programme. Through conversations around shared interests and concerns, these projects aim to generate playful and experimental avenues for critical reflection on issues at stake locally.

Join a highly valued group of individuals, get more involved and make a genuine difference. We offer a close and engaged relationship with all our supporters and a range of benefits:

Tax Effective Giving

Any donation, no matter how small or large, can qualify for tax relief under Gift Aid as long as the donor is a UK tax payer. For example: if you give The Showroom gallery a donation of £600, we can reclaim an extra £150 from the Inland Revenue.

If you are a higher rate tax payer you can also benefit. For example: if you make a donation of £3,000, as a higher rate UK tax payer you could be entitled to claim up to £750 from the Inland Revenue. This means that your donation of £3,000 to The Showroom would cost you only £2,250. Similarly if you become a Patron and make a donation of £500, as a higher rate UK tax payer you could be entitled to claim up to £125 from the Inland Revenue. This means that your donation of £500 to The Showroom would cost you only £375.

Thank You

Corporate Benefactors
Chelsea Arts Club Trust
Goodman Gallery London/Johannesburg/CapeTown
Terry Farrell & Partners

Corporate Partnerships
Great Western Developments
Hallett Independent
Studio Bonana
Lisson Gallery

Liza Essers
Wendy Fisher
Maria Sukkar
Mercedes Vilardell
Artur Walther

Founding Patrons
The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation
Alex Sainsbury and Elinor Jansz

Gallery Supporters
Simon Lee Gallery
Maureen Paley
David Zwirner London/New York

Cécile Bourne-Farrell
Reece Ewing
Jill Hackel and Andrzej Zarzycki
Joanna Mackiewicz-Gemes
Prue O’Day
Mariela Pissioti
Adam Prideaux
London Art Salon
Emily Tsingou and Henry Bond

1–54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Alchemy Society
Art360 Foundation
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Brent Biennial
CAGE International Witness Campaign
Chateau International
Church Street Neighbourhood Forum
Common Practice
Culture Art Society (CAS)
de Appel
Goethe-Institut London
Goldsmiths Department of Visual Cultures
Frame Contemporary Art Finland
Hdk-Valand, University of Gothenburg
Matadero Madrid
Metroland Cultures
Paddington Development Trust
Royal College of Art
São Paulo Biennial
Sternberg Press
Sunflower Cooperative
Tanner Lane
Tate Plus
Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art
The Renaissance Society
University of the Arts London
Westminster City Council

Artist Supporters
Claire Barclay
Kathrin Böhm
Monster Chetwynd
Tremaine Emory
Coco Fusco
Theaster Gates
Anya Gallaccio
Subodh Gupta
Mona Hatoum
Alfredo Jaar
Bouchra Khalili
Navine G. Dossos
Jim Lambie
Marysia Lewandowska
Sarah Lucas
Haroon Mirza
Oscar Murillo
Otobong Nkanga
Uriel Orlow
The Otolith Group
Eva Rothschild
Cauleen Smith
Simon Starling
Elio Villafranca
Rebecca Warren and Fergal Stapleton

Cristian Albu
Martine d’Anglejan–Chatillon
Brian Boylan
The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation
Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary
Dr Paul Ettlinger and Raimund Berthold
David Green
Jill Hackel and Andrzej Zarzycki
Andrew and Stephanie Hale
Margot Henderson
Roksanda Ilinčić
Lucy Pereira
Serena Rees and Paul Simonon
Paul and Anna Stolper
The TukTuk Flower Studio
Roelof Petrus van Wyk
Reece Ewing

Joanna Newton
Anatol Orient
Alexander V. Petalas
David Thorp
Emily Pethick
Natasha Smith Tebbs
Catherine Wood
Kirsten Dunne
Nephertiti Schandorf
Margaret Finerty
Neil Getnick
Oriol Fondevila
Chiara Figone
Sophie Lachowsky
Anna Pigott
Hannah Cross
Alia Al-Senussi
Reem Fadda
Shumon Basar
Sigrid Kirk
Dominic Palfreyman
Segun Lee-French
Heidi Baravalle
Henriette Gunkel

To all those who wish to remain anonymous, we thank you for your support.