Week Ending Friday 5th May
Lower Sixth Form IB and A Level Art students visited the Hauser and Wirth gallery in Bruton on Friday 28th April. There were talks and discussion with the education team at H&W, and practical work to be done, as well as looking at the current exhibitions; a retrospective of the sculpture of British artist Elizabeth Frink, and an exhibition by contemporary Serbian artist Djordje Ozbolt.
The gardens at Hauser and Wirth, which are a work of art in their own right, are beautiful, and there is a cafe and restaurant serving produce from the farm surrounding the gallery, not that we were able to indulge. But for parents out there, I would highly recommend Hauser and Wirth from both an Art and a gastronomic point of view. Although it is a small gallery, it is one of the most famous commercial galleries in the world, with spaces in New York, Los Angeles, Zurich and London – fabulous that they also have a gallery and their headquarters more or less on our doorstep. One of our past students is currently working there, and some of the buildings were designed by the father of another Old Scholar.
Head of Creative Arts Faculty