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Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton

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3.8/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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  • It was a sunny autumn afternoon when we visited the wonderful garden at the Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery. I have been keen to visit this garden, designed by Piet Oldolf, since it opened, and was nervo...  read more »
  • I've been to Hauser and Wirth a number of times either alone or with my family and always had good visits. The art is always very interesting, particularly Don McCullen and Martin Creed. The cafe is b...  read more »
  • Took some friends here to look at the 'art' stuff ( don't know what else to call it really).When my friend leaned in to one of the audio exhibits the speaker told her to eff off! Not what she was expe...  read more »
  • Been fascinated to visit & yesterday popped in for lunch. Surprisingly busy for a wet Wednesday. Really couldn't fault it. Attentive, intelligent service. Delicious cheese & leek tart - 5* pastry & contents, seasoned to perfection. Gardens & setting delightfully modern yet nestling into the ancient Somerset stone buildings & adjacent cricket pitch. Art a little out of my reach but none the less, giving a good, mind-expanding experience all round. Well worth the detour!
  • Amazing space which is definitely worth the visit. Path to and from the village is a very muddy path through their field, take care!
  • Fascinating. There for the gardens but enjoyed it all.
  • Unforgettable. Unmissable. Pipilotti Rist at Hauser and Wirth. If some of the work shown by Hauser and Wirth has not been to your taste, do not be put off, for the new exhibition, on until 22nd February, contains work by the video artist Pipilotti Rist which I personally found amazing, unforgettable, moving and beautiful. Her work is well described in the hand-out sheets, so I will not repeat what is there. Turning up to see it with a friend we feared that video art might not inspire for much of the work produced under the label “video art” can, in my limited experience, be a real turn-off, often it seems being slow-moving, boring, technically inept, clunky, and as regards content, vacuous. Not so the work of Pipliotti Rist whose complete mastery of the technicalities of her chosen medium frees her to produce something really special. Coming into the large, darkened Rhoades Gallery you are confronted by two walls, floor to ceiling, which are alive with the projected video and an accompanying virtuoso soundtrack of resonating, plangent, banjo folk music by Heinz Rohrer. You then have the choice of sitting on a stool on the opposite side, or of flopping down on the floor upon luxuriously thick sheepskins, cushions and rugs. Do the first and you can see the whole range of the projection. Sit on the rugs (which form part of the installation) and you are immersed right into it. Do not worry about reading what it is all about before you go in, but give yourself enough time to sit through the whole streaming twice. (There is no beginning or end, the show is continuous and runs for about thirty minutes – or so it seemed). As you stagger out stunned and inspired there is a second more peaceful experience for you to enjoy in the Bougeois Gallery where Rist has explored in a different way her reaction to the flora and landscape of Somerset, again moving and beautiful. John Baxter
  • Not a good place to take children. There is nothing they are allowed to touch and we even got warned off the outside marble 'bench' as we approached it as they didn't want children sitting on it (adults only as it's 'so expensive'). And it's £5 for an orange juice. We found it pretentious and unfriendly...
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