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Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset, BA10  |  +44 1749 81 4060

www.hauserwirthsomerset.com

A pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre set to put art on the rural map. The creation of Swiss gallerist Iwan Wirth and his wife Manuela Hauser, Hauser & Wirth is one of the big players on the international art scene, with galleries in London, Zurich, New York and, from 2015, Los Angeles. Three years later, they invested in the then-derelict Durslade Farm and after extensive consultations and planning meetings, work on Hauser & Wirth Somerset began. Today, the Grade II-listed farmhouse, stables, outhouses and barns – much of it constructed from remains of the former Bruton Abbey – have been carefully restored and transformed into a magnificent gallery space, with the addition of two further new-build galleries and a cloister designed by Laplace Architects. Inhabited by revolutionary art, with many celebrated members of Hauser & Wirth’s 50-strong stable of artists powerfully in evidence, the inaugural exhibition was Phyllida Barlow’s ‘GIG'. Other artistic interventions include Subodh Gupta’s outsized stainless-steel pail near the dairy, a Paul McCarthy bronze Ship of Fools in the farmyard and a Louise Bourgeois spider lurking in the courtyard.

A pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre set to put art on the rural map. The creation of Swiss gallerist Iwan Wirth and his wife Manuela Hauser, Hauser & Wirth is one of the big players on the international art scene, with galleries in London, Zurich, New York and, from 2015, Los Angeles. Three years later, they invested in the then-derelict Durslade Farm and after extensive consultations and planning meetings, work on Hauser & Wirth Somerset began. Today, the Grade II-listed farmhouse, stables, outhouses and barns – much of it constructed from remains of the former Bruton Abbey – have been carefully restored and transformed into a magnificent gallery space, with the addition of two further new-build galleries and a cloister designed by Laplace Architects. Inhabited by revolutionary art, with many celebrated members of Hauser & Wirth’s 50-strong stable of artists powerfully in evidence, the inaugural exhibition was Phyllida Barlow’s ‘GIG'. Other artistic interventions include Subodh Gupta’s outsized stainless-steel pail near the dairy, a Paul McCarthy bronze Ship of Fools in the farmyard and a Louise Bourgeois spider lurking in the courtyard.