Francesca Gavin

Please tell us the thoughts and background behind the work that you provided for this project.
I curated a large exhibition at Somerset House in London at the end of January called Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi. This was the second show I have done on the subject, following a small exhibition in Paris at galerie pcp called Champignons in 2017. PAM were in both exhibitions, presenting different hand-made rugs of mushrooms. The exhibition included artists like Cy Twombly, Beatrix Potter, John Cage and Takashi Murakami, as well as lots of younger artists like Hamish Pearch, Lawrence Owen, Adham Faramawy and Seana Gavin. I learnt so much about the positive role fungi play in the world. I wanted to share how incredible they were. Mushrooms have survived millions of years. The more you learn about them the more they blow your mind.