Shatwell Farm & Upper Lawn coach tour

A tour to Alison & Peter Smithson's Upper Lawn Pavilion and Shatwell Farm, the site of Drawing Matter in Somerset.


09:00am, Saturday, 18 June 2022


06:30pm, Saturday, 18 June 2022

9am: Victoria Station

11.30 am: Upper Lawn

1:15am: Shatwell Farm (Shatwell Ln, Yarlington, Wincanton BA9 8DL)

2:30pm Guided tour

4pm: Leave Shatwell Farm to head back to London

6:30pm Victoria Station


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Constructed between 1959 and 1962 for their own occupation,  Alison & Peter Smithson's Upper Lawn Pavilion is one of the great houses of the past century.  The tour provides a rare opportunity to visit the house, which the present owners have sensitively refurbished with the help of Sergison Bates Architects.  The tour will continue to Shatwell Farm, which includes completed buildings by Hugh Strange, Stephen Taylor, David Grandorge, and Skene Catling de la Pena architects, a conversion by Clancy Moore Architects, and a variety of interventions, including the columns by Álvaro Siza (commissioned 2014, for the Royal Academy, London, reinstalled at Shatwell 2017), and a wooden obelisk by Peter Smithson. The Drawing Matter archive will be open with selected works on view. A programme of exhibitions and installations has been organised for this year's Open Day and refreshments including an all-day bar and wood-fired pizza will be on offer.

Upper Lawn, Alison & Peter Smithson