NI: Dali-icious art break in Belfast’s Culloden Estate this June

Pictured helping to launch the Art In The Garden exhibition with Patrick O’Reilly’s sculpture Bears Dancing On A Dolmen are the Culloden Estate and Spa’s Commissionaire, Jeremy Kevan and Concierge, Trevor Kelso

The largest collection of Dali’s works seen in Ireland, plus collections from Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Banksy, will form the centrepiece of Art In The Garden at the five-star Culloden Estate, Belfast, from June 15-30.

In conjunction with Gormleys Fine Art, 14 pieces from the Dali Universe in Switzerland will lead the exhibition, containing more than 120 sculptures, some of which are valued up to €500,000, and will be exhibited both in the grounds of the 12-acre estate and in the hotel.

The five-star Culloden Estate’s idyllic private grounds overlooking Belfast Lough will be a perfect backdrop to the finest collection of sculpture to be displayed on the island of Ireland.

There will be rooms devoted to Warhol and street artist Banksy and a Modern Masters Collection in the Ailsa Suite featuring Picasso, Miro and Lucien Freud.

Other artists featured include Damien Hirst,  Robert Indiana, Grayson Perry, Tom Wesselmann, Keith Haring, Julian Opie and Irish sculptors and artists such as Peter Monaghan, Stephen Johnston, Ian Pollock, Patrick O’Reilly, Stephen Forbes, Kenneth Webb, and Orla De Brí.

The Culloden Estate is offering special Art in the Garden breaks with luxurious overnight accommodation, full Irish breakfast and entry into the exhibition from only £230 per room. There will also be an Art in the Garden Afternoon Tea with a curated art tour of the exhibits for £50 per person.

“Art in the Garden 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 with Gormleys Fine Art in organising the exhibition and I am confident that visitors will truly appreciate the collection of work that has been put together.”

During the exhibition, there will be guided tours around the Art in the Garden installations daily at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

To book an Art Afternoon Tea or overnight break, call the Culloden Estate & Spa on 028 9042 1066 or to find out more about Art in the Garden go to www.hastingshotels.com

 

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