I’m not sure I can make it but I’d love to get my wheels along to see Elisabeth Frink: Transformation, on at Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Somerset, from 19 January 2017 to 17 May 2017.
If you don’t know Elisabeth Frink’s work, it’s worth reading the short biography by Hauser & Wirth, click on the link above, which gives a brief synopsis of her career, the influences on her work and images of some of the pieces in the exhibition.
I have seen a lot of Frink’s sculptures and drawings and bought books too. As a lover of sculpture and modern art, even sight unseen, I’d recommend going along to this exhibition to enjoy the scale and craft of her work.
Additionally, Hauser and Wirth in Somerset sounds like a fabulous place to visit – it looks gorgeous too, click this link to see the Hauser & Wirth, Somerset homepage.
Quoting extracts from their About page:
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings…
… On-site restaurant, the Roth Bar & Grill, serves seasonal, locally sourced produce, and includes a site-specific bar created by Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset has been awarded a Civic Trust 2015 Award, and in 2014 it was the winner of the William Stansell Historic Buildings Award, for Durslade Farmhouse.
Wow, huh? Even wheelchair friendly, it seems. Totes, my kinda place, I’d like to think. Have you been? Do let me know your thoughts if so, and let’s all consider dropping in, should we be in the area.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL
Tel: +44 1749 814 060
Fax: +44 1749 812 061