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Somerset

Visitor Information

General information

Durslade Farm
Dropping Lane, Bruton
Somerset BA10 0NL
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Oudolf Field is open for those living locally. Book here.

 
The gallery is open Tue – Sun, 11 am – 4 pm. In order to share a safe and positive experience, we ask that you book a timed reservation and read our visitor guidelines in full before you arrive. Oudolf Field, Roth Bar & Grill and Durslade Farm Shop will remain open for the local community, see below for opening hours and bookings.

 

We have parking space for one wheelchair. Roth Bar & Grill and Durslade Farm Shop are access friendly for wheelchair users. Entrance to Oudolf Field is via our garden gate. Unfortunately at this time, access to the garden is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Plan your visit

Oudolf Field

Oudolf Field is open with reduced hours/days for the local community: Wed – Fri, 11 am – 3 pm.

Entrance to the garden is free, however if you would like to join us in donating to local organizations, please do so when booking. Our current charitable giving is shared between Black Swan Arts in Frome, Bruton Food Drop and The Balsam Centre in Wincanton, supporting their community activities in response to COVID-19 through cultural, social and health initiatives.
Garden Bookings

Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset

In accordance with recent government guidance, Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is temporarily closed and will reopen on 2 December 2020.

Explore our new exhibition ‘Gathering’ online from 21 November.
Opening Hours

Roth Bar & Grill

In accordance with recent government guidance, Roth Bar & Grill is temporarily closed and will reopen on 2 December 2020, Tue – Sun.

Breakfast from 9 am
Lunch from 12 noon
Afternoon tea from 2 pm
Fri – Sat dinner from 6 pm
Opening Hours and Menu

Durslade Farm Shop

Durslade Farm Shop is open from Saturday 7 November.

Tue – Thu, 9 am – 6 pm
Fri, 9 am – 7 pm
Sat, 9 am – 6 pm
Sun, 10 am – 4 pm
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Durslade Farmhouse

Will accommodate bookings that are related to work.
Book the Farmhouse

Exhibitions

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3 Oct 2020 – 10 Jan 2021, Somerset

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3 Oct 2020 – 10 Jan 2021, Somerset

Events

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Tue 15 Dec 2020, 12 pm

Cure For Gloom: A Talk About Lee Lozano’s Early Paintings and Drawings

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‘Cure for gloom, crankiness, blues, etc: Have a disembodied paper airplane flying around all the time’ —Lee Lozano, 1968 On the occasion of  the exhibition ‘Lee Lozano’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset,...

About

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts center which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture, and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. An impressive landscaped garden, designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, sits behind the gallery buildings and includes a changing programme of outdoor sculptures, and houses the Radić Pavilion, designed by Smiljan Radić.

Centered around a core belief in conservation, education and sustainability, Hauser & Wirth Somerset offers a wide variety of special events including talks, seminars, workshops and screenings, as well as an extensive learning programme for local schools, young people and families. The center also provides resources including a bookshop and dedicated learning room.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset supports an immersive artist-in-residence programme, encouraging artists to benefit from the idyllic surroundings and to integrate with the local community.

On-site restaurant, Roth Bar & Grill, serves seasonal, locally sourced produce, and is replete with works of art including a site-specific bar created by Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth.

The centre is located on the outskirts of Bruton, on Durslade Farm, which is a working free-range farm, providing produce for Roth Bar & Grill. The gallery opened in 2014 – prior to this the buildings had remained derelict for several decades, until they were sensitively restored and new buildings added by Paris based architectural firm Laplace. Durslade Farmhouse, the original six-bedroom farmhouse, also renovated by Laplace, is available to rent for short stays.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset has been awarded a RIBA South West Award 2015, a Civic Trust 2015 Award, and in 2014 it was the winner of the William Stansell Historic Buildings Award, for Durslade Farmhouse. In 2015 it ran its own competition for young architects, titled The Shed Project.

Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset

  • Romilly Saumarez Smith

    21 Nov 2020 – 13 Feb 2021

    Gathering

    Make, Somerset

    In accordance with recent government guidance, Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is temporarily closed and will reopen on 2 December 2020. Acts of gathering and assembling often reveal the overlooked and unseen, the ordinary and extraordinary. Four artist makers, each with a distinct visual language,...

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  • Luke Eastop Grouping Photo Luke Eastop 2020

    12 Sep – 14 Nov 2020

    Hand and Land 

    Make, Somerset

    Emerging from this time of reflection, a rare opportunity exists for a collective re-thinking of the value we place upon the objects we choose to surround ourselves with. Contemporary craft offers a deep engagement with a conscious process and exploration of materials – the desire for harmony...

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  • realisingform_13

    9 Apr – 31 Aug 2020

    Realising Form

    Make, Somerset

    ‘Realising Form’ invites a dialogue between six makers from across the British Isles and Ireland, each who share a rigorous and intuitive approach to unearthing objects and vessels, handcrafted in clay, iron, concrete, glass and Jesmonite. The exhibition explores material possibilities from...

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  • Make disrupt lead image 1

    11 Jan – 21 Mar 2020

    dis/rupt

    Make, Somerset

    ‘dis/rupt’ presents new and existing work by two contemporary makers, London-based Jochen Holz and Belfast-based Derek Wilson. Unique to both makers is a reinterpretation of their materials, exploring notions of functionality, the familiar, and the abstract, each challenging the properties and...

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  • Juli Bolaños-Durman

    19 Oct 2019 – 1 Jan 2020

    Re.Use, Re.Think, Re.Imagine

    Make, Somerset

    The exhibition presents the work of seven UK-based experimental artists and makers, whose practice explores unique responses to materials and process. The group exhibition will feature new and existing works, spanning glass, ceramics, found objects, textiles and furniture. Whether repurposing,...

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  • David-Yard02

    17 Aug – 12 Oct 2019

    David Gates: in dialogue

    Make, Somerset

    Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is delighted to present ‘David Gates: in dialogue’, an exploration of containment, materiality, and the desire to collect, assemble, order and display. David Gates combines studio-furniture making with formal research, creating three-dimensional pieces inspired by...

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  • Nic Webb_Lost Vessel 2012_Tif Hunter

    8 Jun – 10 Aug 2019

    common ground

    Make, Somerset

    ‘common ground’ presents works by two highly acclaimed makers: Nic Webb, an artist working with wood and clay, and Akiko Hirai, a ceramicist nominated for this year‘s Loewe Craft Prize. Nic Webb uses a combination of traditional skills and less conventional, experimental processes, to explore...

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  • ABTall Ash -  57 x 55cm dia

    6 Apr – 1 Jun 2019

    west lands

    Make, Somerset

    ‘west lands’ celebrates the work of makers who are based in, or have a strong connection with, the South West. Whether working with locally sourced willow, ash wood or sheep’s fleece, materials from the region have been incorporated into many of the works on show. Equally, an exploration of...

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  • Adam Buick Ceramic Journey Jar

    9 Feb – 30 Mar 2019

    Retracing Nature

    Make, Somerset

    Both Adam Buick and Stuart Cairns explore their natural environment and local landscape through their work, united by a common interest in material and place. Occupying a single room each at Make, their work sits parted as does their physical practice, facing each other across the Irish Sea....

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  • Make_06_MW

    1 Dec 2018 – 2 Feb 2019

    Levelling Traditions

    Make, Somerset

    Make’s second exhibition entitled ‘Levelling Traditions’ brings together nine artist-makers united by an intimate understanding of material. Each was invited to create original works to interpret themes of rural life and traditions, the land, the domestic and the intimate – a world in which...

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  • Make_09

    28 Sep – 24 Nov 2018

    Opening Narratives

    Make, Somerset

    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...

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Garden

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Piet Oudolf, the internationally-renowned landscape designer from the Netherlands, has designed the landscaping scheme for the entire site, including Oudolf Field – a large perennial meadow situated behind the gallery buildings.

Carefully shaped and planted, the garden echoes the tradition of classical gardens, but the variety of species and combination of plants creates a looseness, softening the formality of its appearance. Known for his use of plants with spectacular seed heads, Oudolf has created a garden that has interest year round.

At the top of Oudolf Field sits the Radić Pavilion, designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, it was installed at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in March 2015, following its unveiling the previous year as the Serpentine Gallery 2014 Pavilion.

Oudolf Field Live Stream

Education

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset has a rich and varied education program, providing opportunities for individuals, schools, special interest groups, families and outreach work. In conjunction with the exhibition program, the gallery offers a series of artist, specialist and curator-led talks, seminars and events open to schools, colleges, universities and general members of the public.

Regular events for families are held on the first Saturday of every month. Each exhibition includes a private view just for teachers and online resource packs are available for lesson planning. The gallery’s youth group Arthaus, meet once a month and have the opportunity to meet our artists, gallery team and specialists in a series of events such as workshops, conversations and talks.

If you would like to discuss options for a group visit to Hauser & Wirth Somerset, please call our Education Team on +44 1749 814060. Pre-booking is essential for both self-directed visits and groups who wish to book a tour, talk or tailored event.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset supports, collaborates and works in partnership with many local institutions, businesses and organizations. Our founders Iwan & Manuela Wirth live locally and are patrons of a number of charities. Their charitable giving is focused on art, architecture, landscape, conservation, gardening, food, education and community.

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