hauser and wirth to open new somerset gallery hauser and wirth to open new somerset gallery
dec 18, 2012

hauser and wirth to open new somerset gallery

hauser and wirth to open new somerset gallery in 2014



the newest addition to the international art gallery hauser and wirth will not be found in the historic central business district of one of the world’s largest and most important cities, nor will it be located along the ancient waterfront of a significant trade port. the somerset gallery, expected to open in 2014, will instead take the place of the recently functioning durslade farm, in bruton, southwest england. the area currently has no major center for contemporary art, and is also believed to harbor a growing population of people who are interested in it. the project will take up the several individual structures that make up the farm, conserving their heritage and incorporating a museum exhibition space and arts center, open free of charge six days per week. among some of the new facilities, the buildings will include an archive, reading room, a landscaped meadow garden and a locally-sourced restaurant with food provided by ‘at the chapel.’ the new gallery is expected to host around 40,000 visitors per year.


president of hauser and wirth, iwan wirth, states:

‘we see ourselves as custodians of these beautiful historic buildings, and we are delighted to be bringing a world-class facility and public resource to the people of bruton and somerset. this new gallery will be of international significance, but at its core will be the local landscape and community.’



artist’s rendition of expected plan



masonry interiors and wood roofsimage © sandra garger



current farm buildingsimage © aaron schuman



siteimage © aaron schuman

  • love it

    dbkii says:
  • Beautiful space
    what a great space to show AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL….. a series of 22 ink paintings
    thank you

    Paedra says:
  • It may be a nice idea and concept but it is not ready for a meaningful comment.

    Kenneth Smythe says:

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