Text and images by Belmin Pilevnel, MA Illustration and Visual Media – London College of Communication (Alumni)
On Friday 3rd February, part of the UAL Postgraduate Community Pop Up Common Room programme, we visited Hauser and Wirth in Somerset. After a long journey on the bus, with a short glimpse of the Stonehenge, we reached the gallery which illustrated countryside at is best. The scenic surroundings were exciting to look at and fresh. With a short introduction of the gallery by Debbie Hillyerd, we went around to see the exhibits. It was very interesting to learn that the history of Hauser and Wirth, which are the names of a Swiss couple which gives a romantic back story. The couple founded and developed this art center with love and joy, while turning this farmhouse into a contemporary art and education center. It is impossible not to admire the peaceful farm house, full of art harmonised within nature.