From Screen to Sketch: Drawing from Film with Catherine Goodman

27 February 2024

Artist and educator Catherine Goodman believes drawing can have a profound impact on the way we see the world. Integrating her decades-long drawing practice and her passion for film, Goodman developed the program Drawing from Film at The Royal Drawing School. The course involves drawing directly from a film, intermittently pausing the moving picture to make quick studies from the observed film stills.

Write Now: A New Writer’s Residency in Partnership With ArtReview

30 January 2024

We are proud to announce ‘Write Now,’ a new writer’s residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, in partnership with ArtReview, which will take place in parallel to an ongoing program of artist residencies that have been running since 2013.

Film as a Tool for Social Change—Cal State LA Partnership Creates Career Access and Amplifies LA-based Nonprofits 

13 December 2023

In 2017, Hauser & Wirth partnered with public university Cal State LA to develop a joint community engagement initiative, giving rise to the innovative documentary filmmaking course, Community Impact Media. A training program for student filmmakers, the course pairs students with local nonprofit organizations to produce high-quality, short documentaries. Students are provided with hands-on experience in media production and storytelling mentorship to bolster both their craft and the inspiring work of the nonprofits they feature. In turn, these organizations are left with a visual tool to educate and build constituencies, support funding efforts and encourage participation.  

Learning Exchange:
Art Education Matters

17 November 2023

A selected series of conversations led by artists, educators, scholars and emerging voices, ‘Learning Exchange: Art Education Matters’ highlights collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to learning in New York.

The Imaginative World of Poncili Creación Connected Our Community with Creativity

6 November 2023

From 28 – 29 October 2023 in Downtown Los Angeles, Poncili Creación, the mystifying Puerto Rican puppet collective comprised of identical twin brothers Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro, hosted creative workshops on the occasion of ‘Nonmemory’ – an exhibition curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan and organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Hauser & Wirth Celebrates The Big Draw 2023 ‘Drawing with Senses’

1 November 2023

Throughout the month of October, Hauser & Wirth celebrated The Big Draw Festival 2023 theme ‘Drawing with Senses’ across our global locations. The gallery welcomed its audiences to foster meaningful connections with art and artists, encouraging deep listening and creative expression.

Participants were invited to bring attention to their thoughts, feelings and sensations in each gallery location as they intimately contemplated the artworks on display and record their personal responses through sound and voice. By audio recording their responses to this sensory experience, participants were able to experiment with translating sound into forms of drawing. An archived selection of these responses are available to explore here.

Education Lab Comes to London: ‘Memory Cabinet – Making Our Memories Physical’ 

22 September 2023

Avery Singer’s exhibition ‘Free Fall’ offers an exciting opportunity for Hauser & Wirth London to host its first pop-up Education Lab instigating a dialogue between the contents and themes of Singer’s exhibition and a diverse visiting audience.

‘Remember Nature’ Residency with Dartington Arts School Returns to Somerset

19 September 2023

From Monday 25 September – Friday 6 October, Hauser & Wirth Somerset will host a two-week residency for a second year with students from the Arts and Place MA course at Dartington Arts School. This year’s residents artists, Rosie May Jones and Liz Horn, will develop work responding to the theme of ‘Remember Nature,’ a project by artist and activist Gustav Metzger.  

‘Now or Never’ Education Lab in Los Angeles

6 September 2023

In celebration of Stefan Brüggemann’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles this fall, the Education Lab ‘Now or Never’ will host a series of creative workshops throughout the duration of the exhibition in which to explore the themes of Brüggemann’s work. Visitors to the Education Lab will have access to films and a reading area with books about Brüggemann’s approach to artmaking that reflects on the paradoxes of contemporary society using language, cultural identity, and carefully chosen materials. Participants are encouraged to engage with his themes of text and language, while collaborating with other local arts educators, artists, writers and poets.  

Growing Our Partnership With PILAglobal

6 September 2023

Hauser & Wirth has been a key supporter of Los Angeles-based, international non-profit, PILAglobal, over the past two years since the organization was chosen as the charitable partner for two of the gallery’s global Learning initiatives: Education Lab Menorca 2021 and Education Lab Los Angeles 2022. Hauser & Wirth has now pledged to grow its partnership with PILAglobal through a new commitment that will raise $150,000 for the organization through 2025.  

Jenny Holzer Collaborates With Young Creatives From Inner-City Arts, Los Angeles

1 September 2023

On the occasion of renowned American artist Jenny Holzer’s exhibition ‘READY FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARE’ on view in West Hollywood and part of Hauser & Wirth’s ongoing learning initiatives, the artist collaborated with Inner-City Arts, an organization investing in the youth of Los Angeles by providing them access to the arts.

The International Curatorial Residency Returns to Somerset

20 July 2023

Following a series of three successful International Curatorial Residencies from 2017 – 2019, we are delighted to welcome a new group of global participants to the UK for the 2023 program from 10 – 15 September 2023. The week-long residency unites influential leaders in the field of artist residencies, drawing from private, public and artist-founded models. The residency program concludes with a public symposium on Friday 15 September, hosted at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and moderated by Hauser & Wirth Senior Curatorial Director Kate Fowle. The symposium will act as a forum for reflection and further dialogue on a broader scale. This event is open to all and donations will support our local charitable partner for 2023 – 2024.

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