Somerset

Visitor Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Durslade Farm
Dropping Lane, Bruton
Somerset BA10 0NL

Plan your visit

The gallery is closed for exhibition install and will reopen on 29 January 2022 with ‘Ida Applebroog. Right Up To Now 1969 – 2021’. Oudolf Field will remain open during this period, Tue – Sun, 10 am – 4 pm.

From 10 January – 11 February, Dropping Lane road closure will disrupt access from Bruton to Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Please follow the diversion route here for visitors travelling by car. Please contact the team on +44 (0) 1749 814 060 for further guidance ahead of your visit.

In order to share a safe and positive experience, we ask that you book a timed reservation and read our Visitor Guide.

Entrance to the gallery and garden is free, however we ask visitors to donate to our chosen local charities: Bruton Museum, Somerset Wildlife Trust and STAR (Somerset Trust for Arts & Recreation).

We have parking space for one wheelchair for those visiting Durslade Farm Shop.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset offers group tours, talks and tailored events during normal operational hours. Pre-booking is essential. Learn more here.

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Oudolf Field

Oudolf Field is open Tue – Sun, 10 am – 4 pm.


Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset

The gallery is open Wed – Sat, 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm.


Roth Bar & Grill

Roth Bar & Grill is open Tue – Sun. Advance booking is recommended.


Durslade Farm Shop

Durslade Farm Shop is open Tue – Sat, 9 am – 6 pm and Sun – Mon, 9 am – 5 pm.


Durslade Farmhouse

Durslade Farmhouse is available for private stays.

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Exhibitions

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Thomas J Price Thoughts Unseen

2 Oct - 3 Jan 2022, Somerset

Events

Mon 28 Feb 2022, 11:00

Hauser & Wirth and Chillida Leku are taking part in The Big Draw Festival, join our activities from Somerset, Menorca and Chillida Leku, San Sebastián. The Big Draw is the world’s largest drawing festival with thousands of drawing activities connecting people of all ages with museums,…
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Fri 28 Jan 2022, 6:00
Somerset

Join us to celebrate the opening of ‘Ida Applebroog. Right Up To Now 1969 – 2021’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Feminist pioneer Ida Applebroog has consistently explored the interconnected themes of power, gender, politics, and sexuality throughout her career. The forthcoming exhibition consists of highlights…
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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

Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Photo: Emma Lewis

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.

Since its launch in 2018, the gallery has presented work by over eighty artist-makers, providing valuable insights into the working processes and rich narratives of their practices. Make occupies two rooms of a Georgian townhouse at 13 High Street, Bruton with Jacqueline Moore as Director. There is an emphasis on pieces commissioned specifically for Make, some of which are created in response to Somerset and the South West, employing locally sourced materials. All works are for sale. To coincide with the diverse and collaborative exhibition programme, the gallery hosts a number of participatory experiences including talks, workshops, residencies and community events.

Stockwell House
13 High Street, Bruton
Somerset BA10 0AB
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12 Feb - 2 Apr 2022

Lisa Hammond: Future Perfect

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27 Nov - 29 Jan 2022

Wilder than Wildness itself

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18 Sep - 13 Nov 2021

Rift

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17 Jul - 4 Sep 2021

Biophilia

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8 May - 3 Jul 2021

The Impossibility of Repetition

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8 May - 3 Jul 2021

Transference

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6 Mar - 24 Apr 2021

Antipode

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21 Nov - 27 Feb 2021

Gathering

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12 Sep - 14 Nov 2020

Hand and Land 

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9 Apr - 31 Aug 2020

Realising Form

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11 Jan - 21 Mar 2020

dis/rupt

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19 Oct - 1 Jan 2020

Re.Use, Re.Think, Re.Imagine

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17 Aug - 12 Oct 2019

David Gates: in dialogue

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8 Jun - 10 Aug 2019

common ground

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6 Apr - 1 Jun 2019

west lands

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9 Feb - 30 Mar 2019

Retracing Nature

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1 Dec - 2 Feb 2019

Levelling Traditions

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28 Sep - 24 Nov 2018

Opening Narratives

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Garden

Oudolf Field is open Tue – Sun, 10 am – 4 pm. Entrance to the garden is free, but if you would like to join us in donating to local charities, please do so when booking.

In order to share a safe and positive experience, we ask that you book a timed reservation.

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.

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Radić Pavilion Oudolf Field

Education

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.

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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Residencies

Hauser & Wirth Somerset supports an immersive artist-in-residence program, which invites artists to spend an extended period of time in Bruton in order to draw inspiration from Durslade Farm, the local culture and the surrounding landscape. The residencies have no prescribed outcomes but give artists time and space for reflection, research, and production. Previous artists-in-residence include Pipilotti Rist, Mark Wallinger, and Rashid Johnson.

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