Gormleys Fine Art is delighted to once again be hosting a major sculpture exhibition in association with Hastings Hotels at the Culloden Estate and Spa. The Culloden offers a fantastic back drop for the exhibition; the estate stands high on wooded slopes overlooking Belfast Lough, and is one of the most prestigious five-star hotels in Northern Ireland.
Following on from the “Art in the Garden” sculpture exhibition that took place at Russborough House, County Wicklow, the exhibit will now relocate to Northern Ireland. It remains the most comprehensive selection Salvador Dalí sculpture ever to be brought to Ireland.
The Garden Sculpture Exhibition at Culloden Estate features 14 Dalí sculptures, plus more than 100 other works by some 40 leading Irish and international artists.
“Culloden Estate provides the perfect backdrop for what will be the finest and most prestigious collection of sculpture ever displayed in Ireland,” said Oliver Gormley of Gormleys’ Fine Art.
Exhibited externally in the fine gardens of the Culloden Estate are two large and impressive museum edition Dalí sculptures. The iconic soft-clock piece "Dance of Time III" is a certain crowd pleaser and was an obvious choice for an exhibition of works by the Spanish Master.
The second museum edition Dalí sculpture in the exhibition is the strong, poetic life-size figure of Lady Godiva, who rides her stead, hair flowing and head held high.
“Both of the large Dalí bronzes have been a popular choices, they have captured the imagination of the Irish public” commented James Sanders of The Dali Universe. “Equestrian art, and the figure of the horse in general, is deeply loved in Ireland”.
The exhibition will remain at the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline, from 15 th June until 30th June.