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Posted on Jan 31, 2013

We have just started cataloguing for our first online only auction which will be on the 26th February. AUCTION DETAILS


Catalogue will be available from 11th February.... Watch this space! 


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“The Design of Our Times”

Posted on Jan 28, 2013

Date: Sunday 17th February 2013 at 12pm
Venue: The Clyde Court Hotel. Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Christmas festivities are over and everyone is back to the grindstone at deVere’s Art Auctions after a short interlude since the highly successful Christmas Sale. As everyone returns to work and looks forward to some events to break the monotonous winter blues we decided what better way to celebrate the coming of spring and the blossoming of a new year of art than an insightful, ‘admission free’ discussion on contemporary art of the moment and the emerging study of 20th Century furniture design! deVere’s has organised two highly esteemed members of the public art and design sphere to conduct a talk at the Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge at 12 noon on Sunday 17th February. deVeres would thus, like to invite all that are interested to a relaxing yet thought provoking discussion with critic and writer Gemma Tipton and architect and lecturer on Furniture design, Barry Sheehan.

Gemma will begin at 12 noon and make a presentation on contemporary art entitled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly- what’s really going on with Contemporary Irish Art”. The talk will focus on buying and selling in the art market. Gemma is an independent writer and critic of contemporary art and culture. She writes in the Irish Times regularly as well as and has become a regular commentator on what’s happening in the contemporary art world. She contributes to a diverse range of publications encircling the art and architecture fields, including Apollo, Art and Architecture Journal, Artists Newsletter, CIRCA, Fuse, Irish Architect, Irish Museums Journal and the Wall Street Journal. Her respected criticism in the art world is evidenced though her presence on numerous judging panels including the Museum of the Year Awards, the Davy Portrait Awards, and for the AIB Art Prize. Additionally, Gemma was Guest Artistic Director for the Kinsale Arts Festival in 2012.

To read some of Gemma’s contemporary work on please follow this link:


Following Gemma’s presentation Barry Sheehan will conduct a presentation on 20th century furniture design entitled “From Ikea to Eileen Gray”.  Barry Sheehan is Managing Director of Sharc Design and Sheehan Architects. He is an architect by profession and has been involved in the design of numerous projects from Architecture and Interior Design through to graphics multimedia and product design. He has lectured on his work in such prestigious institutions as the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) and is a regular commentator on design matters in the national media. Currently lecturer of Interior Furniture and Design in the School of Art Design and Printing in the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), he previously lectured in Interior Architecture in Griffith College as well as Product Design in DIT.  Through his esteemed reputation Barry is a guest lecturer at many of the design courses around Ireland. He is also active in the Dublin as Design Capital initiative of DCC.



Please be advised that places are limited and bookings must be made in advance to secure seats. Please contact Alli Roche at (01) 676 8300 or to secure a booking or for any further information. 

Hope to see you there!


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