Jacqueline Moore, Director of Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset will host Open Source Salon accompanied by Natalie Melton, Creative Director at the Crafts Council, and Malaika Byng, Editor of Crafts Magazine.
They will explore contemporary making and the resurgence of interest in the crafted object, focusing their discussion on the value of the handmade as well as the approach and vision for the recently opened Make gallery. Whilst in conversation, guests will have the opportunity to handle, examine and interrogate objects and participate in an open Q&A. Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a destination for contemporary making and the crafted object, showcasing work from the best emerging and established makers both nationally and internationally. The gallery opened in September 2018 and presents approximately six exhibitions per year, some of which includes work created in response to Somerset and the South West, employing locally sourced materials. Open Source Salon is an intimate and unique evening of discussion and dining for like-minded creatives and enthusiasts. Every salon invites special guest speakers to share their knowledge and experience on one of the key themes at the heart of Hauser & Wirth Somerset – art, architecture, landscape and food. Hear stimulating talks, exchange new ideas and enjoy locally sourced fare. Previous participants include Mary McCartney, Michael Eavis and Hauser & Wirth founders, Manuela and Iwan Wirth. Open Source Salon is a collaboration between Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Roth Bar & Grill where, every Thursday night, Roth Bar & Grill will cook over fire as part of From the Fire Feasts running from May to September. 6.30 pm – Arrival 7 pm – Talk 8 pm – Dinner and discussion Menu Blackened Spatchcock Chicken, grilled sweet corn, feta, mint and coriander, orzo, tomato and olive salad and Russian dressing Crème Brûlée Dietary requirements will be accommodated; please advise when booking. Tickets are £35 and include a two-course meal and a drink on arrival. Book by 14 July 2019 to avoid disappointment. Please note this event takes place at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Dropping Lane, Durslade Farm Bruton BA10 0NL.