The Big Draw: Schools Event
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Tue 06 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Wed 07 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Thu 08 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Fri 09 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Tue 13 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Wed 14 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Thu 15 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Fri 16 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Mon 19 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Tue 20 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Wed 21 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Thu 22 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Fri 23 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Tue 27 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Wed 28 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Thu 29 Oct 10 am - 4 pm
Join Hauser & Wirth Somerset for an event open to over 100 school children to celebrate The Big Draw. The Big Draw  is the world’s largest 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. This year’s theme for the festival is ‘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 languages. 

Following guidance for ​out-of-school settings​ published by the Department for Education, all children and young people who visit Hauser & Wirth Somerset will be kept in small, consistent groups, and of no more than 15 children and at least one staff member:
  • We will ensure that there is sufficient space to practice social distancing
  • We will keep school groups in their ‘bubbles’
  • We will provide cleaning stations and ask students to use hand sanitiser upon entry and exit
  • All visits will be programmed to avoid schools meeting when arriving or leaving, and so that our educators work with as few different groups as possible. We will also allow sufficient time for thorough cleaning
  • If indoors, in the dedicated learning room, adequate ventilation will be ensured
Bookings can be made Tuesday – Friday during term time. 
To arrange a visit email:  or call +44 174 981 4060 
#HauserWirthBigDraw #ClimateofChange

This is a free event

Tickets: Free

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Ms Debbie Hillyerd
t: +44 174 981 4060

Family Friendly Facilities:

Family Friendly
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.
Photo: Vincent Evans

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