Bruton Town Council welcomes international gallery scheme
BRUTON Town Council this week supported an application by Hauser and Wirth, the international gallery owners, to convert Durslade Farm on the outskirts of the Somerset town into a major gallery, exhibition and arts space, along with a restaurant and educational facilities.
The only caveat was the road access onto the B3081, and the councillors were happy to back the scheme as long as that aspect can be agreed with the county highways department.
Hauser and Wirth is an internationally acclaimed gallery of contemporary art and modern masters, founded in Zurich in 1992 by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser.
The Wirths now live in Somerset, and their scheme for the former farm - which was featured in scenes in the film Chocolat - includes conservation of the existing monastic buildings and the erection of new gallery and other spaces. Artists whose work will be seen at Hauser and Wirth Somerset include Louise Bourgeois, one of the leading sculptors of the late 20th century, who died in 2010.
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The application has been submitted to South Somerset District Council, and planning officer Nick Head said this week that the aim is to bring it to the Area East committee at its 12th December meeting.
If approved, the scheme would bring 30 new jobs to the area – 16 in the restaurant and 14 in the galleries and gardens.