Drawing Matter Open Day, Shatwell
Saturday 30 September 2017


Raising the Obelisk, 2016.

Saturday 30 September 2017
Shatwell Farmyard
Yarlington, Somerset

To coincide with the opening day at Hauser & Wirth Somerset of the exhibition JOSEPHSOHN / MÄRKLI: A CONJUNCTIONDrawing Matter will be holding an open day at Shatwell Farmyard, three miles from the gallery. 

In the archive we will be showing drawings from the collection (drawingmatter.org) which are part of our current curatorial and exhibition projects in the UK and abroad, together with design material for planned building projects at Shatwell by Clancy Moore, Florian Beigel, Hugh Strange architects and Alvaro Siza. It will also be possible to inspect the Inlook Tower (The Hadspen Obelisk), the last work of Peter Smithson, and completed buildings on the site by Hugh Strange, Stephen Taylor and Skene Catling de la Pena architects. 

If you would like to join us we would be very grateful if you could email ali@drawingmattercollections.com before Wednesday 27th September

Markli and Josephsohn original

Josephsohn / Märkli: A Conjunction

The exhibition Josephsohn / Märkli: A Conjunction at Hauser & Wirth Somerset includes nearly 100 drawings which explore the individual practices and close working relationship of Peter Märkli and Hans Josephsohn that was to culminate in the construction of La Congiunta at Giornico (1992), a dedicated space for Josephsohn’s sculpture. 

The exhibition is curated by Niall Hobhouse of Drawing Matter. 

This is a free event, no booking necessary. 

Hauser and Wirth Garden

Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Hauser & Wirth Somerset gallery is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre that acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, at the top of which sits the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion by Smiljan Radić .

Markli sketchbook

Travel and Opening Times

BY TRAIN: we suggest the 11.06 departure to Bruton from London Paddington (arr. 12.57, change at Westbury). Hauser & Wirth Somerset is within easy walking distance of the station. There are return trains to Paddington from Bruton, at 16.16 (arr. 18.38, change at Bath Spa) and 18.38 (arr. 20.37, change at Westbury). 

BY CAR: Shatwell Farmyard (Shatwell Lane, Yarlington. BA9 8DL) is off the A371, between Wincanton and Castle Cary, close to the junction with the A359 on the Wincanton side, and will be (temporarily) signposted at that point. Hauser & Wirth Somerset (Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane. BA10 0NL) is on the B3081 just outside Bruton. Those planning to arrive by car may find it more convenient to base themselves at Hauser & Wirth.

Two minibuses will run between the two farmyards throughout the afternoon. (Ask at Hauser &Wirth reception for information).

OPENING TIMES: The Shatwell site will be open between 1.00 and 6.00pm. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. The exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset closes at 5.00pm. The Roth Bar & Grill at Hauser & Wirth serves lunch (we strongly recommend booking in advance), snacks and drinks; it will remain open for drinks only between 5.00 and 6.00pm.