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Hauser & Wirth, Bruton
Wednesday 30 May 2018

The internationally known Hauser and Wirth in Somerset is a pioneering 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. ‘

The exhibition at the time of our visit is a major solo exhibtion of works by Alexander Calder. Details can be seen here.

A tour of the exhibition and the gallery has been arranged, and then there will be plenty of time for lunch at the on-site Roth Bar and Grill which serves a range of locally produced food some of which is from the centre’s own farm. The Roth Bar was created by Bjorn and Oddur Roth, son and grandson of Dieter Roth and the large bar itself is made from salvaged materials, which was a central motif throughout Dieter Roth’s work.

Lunch will be available and some tables will be reserved for our party, and you will be able to choose from an extensive menu .  (Sandwiches and main courses from £12.00 - £17.00). You will be responsible for the cost. For those who wish to bring a picnic there are seats in the courtyards and the garden, and in the Radic Pavilion if the weather is inclement.

The visit is timed to coincide with the garden, designed by renowned Piet Oudolf, to be at its best – full of large drifts of colour. The garden is on a slight slope, but without any steps.  Placed throughout the grounds are a number of modern sculptures, several by Elisabeth Frink, and at the far end of is the striking Pavilion by Smiljan Radic.

The cost of this trip is £20 (not normally refundable) which includes the cost of coach, gratuities, coffee on arrival and the tour. Please note it does not include the cost of any lunch. The coach will leave the Manor Road car park at 9.00am, the Triangle a minute later and Drakes Avenue, Sidford about five minutes after. Please indicate your choice on the attached form.

We expect to be back in Sidmouth about 5.00pm.

If you would like to come on this trip please complete the  form, which can be found on the docs/forms page here, and return it to Jeremy Pearson, Visits Secretary,  at a meeting, or send it to him at 3, Carlton Mansions, The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8BE   01395 514792