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GALLERIES & GOURDS On a long-awaited visit to Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Magali Robathan finds herself impressed by the art, food and beautiful surroundings

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset has put Bruton on the map

t was an article in the weekend paper that finally prompted me to take a trip to Hauser & Wirth Somerset UK – a place that’s been on my wish-list for a long time. A write up of an exhibition by the multi-disciplinary artist

Thomas J Price caught my eye, and I decided it was time to see if the gallery lived up to its hype. It was something of a surprise when art power couple Iwan Wirth and Manuela Hauser chose the quiet West Country village of Bruton to open their new gallery back in 2014 – previous outposts were located in Zurich, New York and London’s Mayfair. Hauser & Wirth Somerset has been a huge success though, and has helped put Bruton firmly on the map. Since then, Hauser & Wirth have opened galleries in Hong Kong, St Moritz, Menorca, Los Angeles and Monaco and have also

photo: Brian Robathan

photo: Jason Ingram

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bought a new flagship space in London’s Mayfair. In their Somerset outpost, contemporary art is showcased in restored farm buildings, with an Magali Robathan in the Roth Bar with her father

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acclaimed restaurant and gardens created by the designer of the High Line gardens in New York.