Northern Ireland’s first major post-lockdown art fair is set to feature the largest collection of sculpture to be displayed on the island of Ireland.
Art and Soul – The Holywood International Art and Sculpture Fair, supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council, will take place at the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa between June 26 and July 18, in conjunction with Gormleys Fine Art.
The biggest combined outdoor and indoor event of its kind in Ireland, the Fair will comprise of several major attractions throughout the Culloden’s picturesque grounds and interiors.
The sculpture event is a unique attraction which will feature 125 sculptures situated both in the 12 acres of landscaped grounds which stretch down towards the shores of Belfast Lough, and the interiors of the Culloden Estate and Spa.
It has been curated by Gormleys Fine Art who are no strangers to this venue having last exhibited here successfully in 2019.
Sculptures will include the work of 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 join 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 Fair dedicated to best of Irish and international art.
“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.”
There will be guided tours around the installations daily at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.
The Culloden Estate is offering special Art and Soul breaks with luxurious overnight accommodation, full Irish breakfast and entry into the exhibition from only £280 per room.
There will also be an Art and Soul Afternoon Tea with a curated art tour of the exhibits for £50 per person and to top it all there will be private dining opportunities in the Warhol Room each evening.