Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is located at Durslade Farm on the edge of the
ancient town of Bruton in the southwest of England. It aims to become a
destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable
Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of
contemporary art. Hauser & Wirth Somerset will also provide an
extensive events and education programme inspired by the exhibitions,
the countryside and the local community.
South Somerset District Council granted Listed Building Consent for the
project in November 2012 and planning permission in December 2012.
Each of the farm buildings at Durslade is unique, steeped in character
and history. Empty for a number of years, these historically important
buildings were in complete disrepair when they were recently taken on.
This project will not only create a centre for the arts; it will
restore and conserve this collection of historic buildings for the
enjoyment of future generations.
Hauser & Wirth is a global enterprise, founded in Zurich in 1992 by
Iwan and Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser. In 1996 the Zurich gallery
opened in the former Löwenbräu brewery building. Hauser & Wirth London
opened on Piccadilly in 2003 and Hauser & Wirth New York opened to the
public on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in September 2009.
In October 2010, the gallery opened a new London space on Savile Row
and, in January 2013, the gallery opened a second New York City
location, a 23,000 square foot exhibition and project space, in
conjunction with Hauser & Wirth’s 20th anniversary.