Your guide to what's on this week by Des O'Sullivan.
Ballyconneely in Connemara is the venue for a staggered Saturday and Monday art and antiques auction by Dolan’s over the August bank holiday weekend.
There are works by artists ranging from John Brobbel to Sean Keating, Grace Henry, Cecil Maguire, Arthur Maderson, Robert Egginton, Carina Scott, and John Behan.
Expect also to find a selection of paintings, antiques, fine wine, and a Purdy shotgun from The Rectory, Clifden, the property of John and Brenda Casey.
On offer too are handbags by Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Viewing gets underway at noon Sunday and will continue daily from 10am to 7pm to the start of the sales next Saturday. Dolan’s will follow this up with an auction at Dooagh, Achill Island, on Sunday, August 11.
There was a good attendance at Woodwards summer sale in Cork last Saturday and bargains to be had in furniture. An Edwardian chest of drawers made just €220 and a teapoy sold for €150. The top lot was a painting by Arthur Maderson which made €2,000. A pair of garden benches also represented good value at €1,200.
An antiques and vintage fair will be held at the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan, County Meath, Sunday.
Viewing for Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Irish art on Tuesday week gets underway in Skibbereen on Friday. The sale will be on view from noon to 5pm daily through the August bank holiday weekend.
Gormleys fine art and sculpture exhibition at Russborough House in Wicklow and the Culloden Estate in Belfast proved a huge success.
The show featured contemporary sculpture and 14 pieces from The Dali Universe in Switzerland. No less than seven Dali works were sold at Russborough, as well as Orla de Bri’s spectacular Stag. Some 53 works were sold over 16 days in Belfast.