The Big Draw: Family Saturday
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Hauser & Wirth Somerset invites families into the gallery for Family Saturdays on the first Saturday of every month. These free sessions offer families a unique experience of art, design and nature.
This special Family Saturday, in collaboration with The Big Draw, invites children and their families to take part in drawing activities that provide a direct interpretation of this years festival theme: ‘A Climate of Change’. The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival with thousands of drawing activities connecting people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators – and each other. The Big Draw annually involves 1000+ organisers on seven continents, engaging around 400,000 people.
For our Big Draw event we will run short sessions to set you off on your drawing challenge. Book in to collect all the resources and inspiration you need. The sessions are aimed at families with children aged 6 and over.
Taking inspiration from the festival theme, ‘A Climate of Change’, we shall focus on the tree, as a vital component of our ecology system and a metaphor for life. The tree often appears in the work of the artist Charles Gaines. His investigation of grids and systems, objects and subjects are poignant right now, as we learn to live within parameters of new controls and monitoring. Whether conceptual or representational, the activity encourages our audiences to observe the world around them afresh, to engage in their environment and create new visual language.
Younger children are welcome and all must be supervised by parents / carers. This is a free event, however advanced booking is essential as there are limited places in each 30 minute session. Please note, on-site activities will adhere to government guidelines. Numbers are strictly managed via visitor bookings, so please book a space for every attendee (including adults and any infants).
If you would prefer to take part from home, we will have digital resources available soon.
This is a free event
Suitable for ages:
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Family Friendly Facilities:
Admission is free, but must be booked in advance. We welcome donations to our chosen charities.
Open Tuesday – Sunday
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
10 am – 4 pm (March – October)
11 am – 4 pm (November – February)
Please keep your dog on a short lead and clean up after it. We cannot permit dogs inside the buildings unless they are assistance dogs.
Please note there are no picnic facilities
All public areas of Hauser & Wirth Somerset are accessible for wheelchair users. The gallery aims to be as accommodating as possible and if members of your group have disabilities or special needs, then please contact the gallery in advance of your visit to discuss your requirements.