20 May 2021
A major post-lockdown art fair is set to feature the largest collection of sculptures displayed on the island of Ireland.
Art and Soul – The Holywood International Art and Sculpture Fair – will take place at the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast, between 26 June and 18 July.
Curated by Gormleys Fine Art, a leading Irish art gallery specialising in contemporary painting and sculpture, it will be the biggest combined outdoor and indoor event of its kind in Ireland.
The fair will comprise several major attractions, including work by Andy Warhol, laid out throughout the Culloden’s magnificent grounds and interiors.
A total of 125 sculptures will be situated both in the 12 acres of landscaped grounds that stretch down towards the shores of Belfast Lough and the interior of the Culloden Estate.
The displays will include the work of some of Ireland’s most famous sculptures, including Ian Pollock, Bob Quinn, Eamonn Ceannt, Orla de Brí, Sandra Bell and F.E McWilliam as well as a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, featuring a collection of iconic bears created by top sculptor Patrick O’Reilly.
The fair, which will be Gormleys Fine Art’s sixth major outdoor exhibition, will also include an entire room of work by Andy Warhol as well as displays by world-renowned artists such as Dali, Banksy, Picasso, Damien Hirst and Roy Lichtenstein.
They will be joined the likes of Lynn Chadwick, Peter Monaghan, Patrick Hughes, Keith Haring, Stephen Johnston, Robert Indiana, Gordon Harris, Julian Opie and Tom Wesselmann in a visually spectacular event dedicated to best of Irish and international art.
Guided tours around the installations will be available daily at 2.00pm, 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
Culloden Estate & Spa
The Culloden Estate is also offering special Art and Soul breaks with overnight accommodation, full Irish breakfast and entry into the exhibition at only £280 per room.
There will also be an Art and Soul Afternoon Tea with a curated art tour of the exhibits as well as private dining opportunities in the Warhol Room each evening.
The magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa was originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down. A preferred spot for countless VIPs, it is one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious hotels and features exquisite decor, fine antiques and exceptional service.
“Art and Soul will give art lovers a unique opportunity to view these incredible pieces of work in the beautiful surroundings of the Culloden Estate and Spa,” said Howard Hastings, Managing Director of Hastings Hotels.
“We have worked closely with Gormleys Fine Art for many months in organising the exhibition and I am confident that visitors will truly appreciate the collection of work that has been put together.”
Art and Soul, Broken Heart
Donn by Anthony Scott
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