Piet Oudolf in Conversation with Thomas Piper

  • Sat 14 January 2017
  • 6 pm

Over the past few years filmmaker Thomas Piper has been creating a documentary about Piet Oudolf, one of the most significant and acclaimed landscape designers in the world today. ‘Piet Oudolf: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall’, will show a rare and poetic look at the creative process of this revolutionary figure, including intimate discussions across all fours seasons in his own private garden, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, the Netherlands, and a special focus on his garden, Oudolf Field here at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Join us for this in conversation event between Piet and Thomas, where they will discuss their collaboration on this project, including a special preview and Q&A. About Piet Oudolf Piet Oudolf was born in 1944 in Haarlem, Netherlands. Since 1982, he has lived and worked in Hummelo, a tiny village in east Netherlands, where he started a nursery with his wife Anja, to grow perennials. His garden has since become renowned for its radical approach and ideas about planting design. Oudolf also co-founded Future Plants, a company specialising in selecting, growing, breeding and protecting plants for landscaping and public areas. Oudolf’s recent projects include No.5 Culture Chanel, Paris, France; The High Line, New York NY; Lurie Garden, Millennium Park, Chicago IL; Serpentine Gallery, London, England, and the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Oudolf is also a successful author, having co-written numerous books such as; ‘Planting: A New Perspective’ (2013); ‘Landscapes in Landscapes’ (2011); ‘Gardening with Grasses’ (1998); ‘Designing with Plants and Planting Design’ (1999); ‘Dream Plants for the Natural Garden’ (2000); ‘Planting the Natural Garden’ (2003), and ‘Planting Design: Gardens in Time and Space’ (2005). In his 35-year career, Oudolf has achieved international acclaim, and has recently been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from RIBA for developing radical ideas in Planting Design (2012) and the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation Award (2013). In October 2013, he was appointed Visiting Professor of Planting Design at the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield. About Thomas Piper Thomas Piper is Director of Production for the Checkerboard Film Foundation, and an award-winning non-fiction filmmaker. He has directed, photographed and edited more than 20 films on artists, designers, musicians and writers, including co-directing and editing ‘Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments’, which won the Best Film for Television award at the prestigious International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal. Tickets: £15 full price £13 concessions Address: Fitzjames Theatre King’s School Plox Bruton BA10 0ED

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