The Showroom


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

The Showroom is 40!

For four decades, The Showroom has provided a free and accessible programme of exhibitions and public events. We are known for our meaningful engagement with our local community, proudly upholding the original values established from the outset. Our programme also benefits from partnerships with international artists and organisations, serving international audiences.

Our work continues to challenge what art can be and do and our 40th anniversary celebrations are an opportunity to gather, share and inspire; a platform to enable us to look forward and expand what we do.

The Showroom is a registered charity and an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation. 100% of the costs of every project and exhibition we commission or host must be fundraised for from trusts and foundations, patrons and donors, sponsorship and in-kind support.

We are reliant on the generosity of supporters in order to be able to commission artists, deliver a public programme and collaborative community projects, such as our annual mural commission.

Your contribution will go directly to supporting artists, participants and the creation of new work. No contribution is too small or too great.


The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation
Wendy Fisher
Goodman Gallery
Jane Hamlyn & James Lingwood
Kirsch Foundation
Samallie Kiyingi
Lisson Gallery
Maureen Paley
Adam Prideaux
Alex Sainsbury and Elinor Jansz
Maria Sukkar
Mercedes Vilardell
Artur Walther
And those who wish to remain anonymous


Great Western Developments
Hallett Independent
Pelham Communications
Black Lines


Bureau Marnef
Central Saint Martins MRes Art: Exhibition Studies
Chateau International
Church Street Neighbourhood Forum
Church Street Library
Common Practice
Culture Art Society (CAS)
Goethe-Institut London
Goldsmiths Department of Visual Cultures
Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland
Hdk-Valand, University of Gothenburg
Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK)
Long Distance Press
MEWSo: Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation
Paddington Development Trust
PARSE Journal
PUBLICS, Helsinki
Royal College of Art
Sara De Bondt Studio
Sternberg Press
Sunflower Cooperative
Tate Plus
The Feminist Library
Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art
University of the Arts London
Westminster City Council


Rasheed Araeen
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
David Thorp
Ellio Villanfranca
Rebecca Warren and Fergal Stapleton

The Showroom is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Our 40th Anniversary Programme is supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund held at The London Community Foundation