Image: (left) Katharine Swailes, Spring Field, 2022 and (right) Oudolf Field. Photos: Jason Ingram

Opening Reception: ‘Five Seasons’

  • Thu 14 April 2022
  • 6 – 8 pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of ‘Five Seasons’ at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Featuring Craig Bamford (SASA Works), Mark Reddy, Romilly Saumarez Smith, Katharine Swailes, Annie Woodford, Annemarie O’Sullivan.

‘Five Seasons’ presents new multidisciplinary work by six artist-makers, each responding to the garden designer Piet Oudolf’s unique planting philosophy and celebration of the natural world. Distinct works ranging from landscapes in porcelain, elemental forms in wood and metal, to hand-woven tapestries and found objects, reveal a search for something sacred from the ordinary.

Formed from deep associations to the cycles in nature, the works celebrate all that has been overlooked and yet to be discovered, intertwining the tangible with the imagined. These visual memories, themselves akin to the experience of walking in Oudolf Field at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, create landscapes one might dream of, where immersion in nature is total.

As Oudolf comments, ‘It’s not what you see, but what you see in it’. Characterised by an intuitive spirit, traditional craft techniques are innovated in a collective response, oscillating between large-scale vistas and microscopic details. A surreal, dreamlike place, a place stranger than nature.

‘Five Seasons’ will run at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset until 11 Jun 2022. Find out more about the exhibition here.