In Conversation: ‘Wilder than Wildness Itself’ with Alice Walton, Rosa Nguyen and Mark Dumbelton
To celebrate our current exhibition ‘Wilder than Wildness itself’ at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, artist-makers Alice Walton and Rosa Nguyen will be joined in conversation with Head Gardener, Mark Dumbelton for a tour of the Oudolf Field at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.
Artist-makers Walton and Nguyen will discuss how their new works have taken inspiration from Oudolf Field, a 1.5-acre perennial meadow designed by Piet Oudolf. Both artists have drawn upon Oudolf’s philosophy that rather than copying nature, the intention is to create a feeling, deepening our connection with its seasons and cycles. The conversation will explore how Oudolf Field, a living canvas, passes from the vigour of the growing season to the poignancy of decay. They will be joined by Head Gardener, Mark Dumbelton who will explain the origins of Piet Oudolf’s design and how we connect and respond to the landscape.
The event will begin at Make, on Bruton High Street to see the ‘Wilder than Wildness itself’ exhibition followed by a short walk to Hauser & Wirth Somerset for a conversation with Alice, Walton, Rosa Nguyen and Mark Dumbelton. The tour will conclude with an open Q&A.
Please note: Suitable footwear and appropriate clothing is advised.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance.
Alice Walton creates multi-layered abstract forms through ritualistic mark-making to reflect on the contradiction of order and planning needed to create a garden or sculpture.
Rosa Nguyen incorporates, assembles and manipulates botanical forms and vegetal matter to explore the poetic beauty inherent in dead plants.
Learn more about ‘Wilder than Wildness itself’ here.
(left) Alice Walton. Photo: Sophie Alda, (right) Rosa Nguyen. Photo: Rosa Nguyen