Press room

Bespoke plates by leading British artists designed to support the Barbican

Alice Herrick plate

British artists including Alice Herrick, Gavin Turk, and Richard Wilson have designed bespoke ceramic plates to raise vital funds for the Barbican Centre Trust.

The one-of-a-kind plates are now on display in the Barbican’s foyers until 11 March 2018 before being auctioned later this year.

The contributing artists are:
Stuart Carey
Alice Herrick
Marie-Claire Porter
Tamsin Relly
Stuart Semple
Gavin Turk
Richard Wilson
Rebecca Youssefi

Lynette Brooks, Head of Development at the Barbican said: “We are thrilled that such a stellar group of artists have stepped up to the plate in support of the Barbican. This is an exciting opportunity to own a work by a leading British artist and we would encourage people to come and have a look at them while they are on display in the Barbican Centre, and of course to place a bid when they go to auction later this year.”

All proceeds from the sale of the plates will go to the Barbican Centre Trust, a charity dedicated to supporting the Barbican’s international arts and learning programme. Last year, the Barbican programmed 3,800 events across art, dance, film, music and theatre while its Creative Learning programmes and events helped almost 80,000 people of all ages and backgrounds to access world-class arts for free.

The plates project has been led by Geoff Leong with support from The Kiln Rooms, three open access ceramics studios in Peckham.

To join the artists in supporting the Barbican Centre Trust visit:

To sign up for the latest updates on the upcoming auction please email:  


Notes to Editors

Press information
For further information or images please contact:
Jess Hookway, Communications Manager
+44 207 382 7237,

About The Kiln Rooms
The Kiln Rooms: three open access ceramics studios in Peckham, providing professional development for members and a range of classes for all. For more information visit: