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Katie Spragg with her 'London Wilds' series. Photo: Sylvain Deleu

2 Apr – 11 Sep 2020

Katie Spragg

Hauser & Wirth Somerset, in collaboration with Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, is delighted to welcome Katie Spragg as artist-in-residence from 2 – 9 April and from 30 August – 11 September 2020. 

Spragg is an artist and ceramicist who works with a range of processes, including animation and installation, to explore the ways in which humans and plants co-exist; specifically the contrast between nature’s perpetual growth and our instinct to cultivate and instil order. During her Spring and late-Summer residency periods, Spragg will take inspiration from the Oudolf Field and the wider Somerset landscape, observing transformations in the local environment and exploring the cyclical nature of decay and growth throughout the seasons. Work created during her residency will be included in a group exhibition at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, opening in November 2020.

In 2019, Spragg exhibited at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset as part of the group show ‘David Gates. In dialogue’. Her work was also shown in a special presentation at Hauser & Wirth London from 25 – 29 February 2020. This presentation was organised to coincide with Collect: The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design at Somerset House, where the artist also exhibited.  

Spragg’s work is included in the permanent collections at the Garden Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of London. Spragg has exhibited internationally with the Craft Council and the British Council’s touring Film Festival. She has held solo shows at Blackwell, Arts & Crafts House, the Garden Museum and Pi Artworks. Spragg is currently a tutor at the Royal College of Art.

This is our first residency run in collaboration with Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a destination for contemporary making and the crafted object that showcases work from the best emerging and established makers both nationally and internationally. Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is located at 13 High Street, Bruton.

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