Thu 27 Sep 2018, 6 – 8 pm
Please join us to celebrate the opening of Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a new gallery space at 13 High Street, Bruton. Occupying two rooms of this Georgian townhouse, Make will be a destination for contemporary making and the crafted object, from the best emerging and established makers both nationally and internationally.
Make’s inaugural exhibition entitled ‘Opening Narratives’ is a celebration of seven makers working with wood, ceramics, textiles and metal. With the resurgence of interest in craft skills, the landscape of making is changing and with it a dynamic generation of young makers with a shared passion for knowledge, process and materials has come to the fore. The makers exhibited possess an intimate understanding of their material and whether working with methods rooted in tradition or employing new techniques, materiality and process go hand-in-hand. The exhibition reflects the new visibility and significance of making and the re-evaluation of the crafted object, whilst bringing together seven makers with work of exceptional creativity and substance.
This is a free, drop-in event. All welcome.