Private Views: The Collection and its Site


Conversation between

Lynne Cooke
Stephanie Macdonald
Tom Emerson
‘Perambulatory lunch’ by Matchett & Page with chefs Lucas Hollweg & Lucie Reader
Film by Lucas Wilson

Shatwell Farm, Somerset

In 2018, to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Unconscious Landscape: Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Drawing Matter hosted a conversation between Lynne Cooke, senior curator of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald, founding directors of 6a architects, on how as curators and architects they can give meaning to a private collection.

The conversation was followed by a ‘perambulatory lunch’ curated by Matchett & Page with chefs Lucas Hollweg and Lucie Reader. The lunch comprised a number of courses spread between the different buildings and spaces of the farm, conceived to encourage the exploration of the site and it’s unique architecture. A short film documenting the daily grind of Shatwell Farm by artist and carpenter Lucas Wilson was on show in the silo.