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NO REPRO FEE 30/8/2016. Members of staff with the Belmond Grand Hibernian, pictured after it arrived into Heuston Station. The Belmond Grand Hibernian is the first luxury sleeper touring train in Ireland, the train collected its first customers before will be departing for Cork. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

First collection of curated art of Belmond is shown aboard the Irish train Belmond Grand Hibernian

A Belmond revela a primeira coleção de arte curada pela empresa, "Inspirations of Ireland", aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, the only luxury night train Ireland. The collection offers a unique perspective of the rich Irish tradition North and South, as well as its contemporary culture and incredible scenery through a series of works that evoke the creative talent of the island.

The collection of art of Belmond has curated the international art consultant Katie Kennedy Perez, born in Belfast, that brought young talent and outstanding artists selected by their personal visions and, often, amazing, of Ireland.

Using his decade of experience, the connections in the art world and the knowledge of the destination, Katie explains: "It was important that the works had a sense of belonging, tell an interesting story and offer the visitor a greater understanding about the destination. I was very happy to be able to choose artists the rich scene of Irish talent that exists today to show their contemporary culture so unique ".

The diverse collection of photographs, oil paintings and watercolors wants to increase the emotional connection between guest, journey and destination. Care was taken to ensure that the works get out there into the train and perfectly complement your interior design, inspired by the flora and fauna of Ireland.

Some works are like a magnifying glass to get a better look at the landscape that passes along the route. A series of photographs by Samuel Laurence Cunnane analog shows plants and their extraordinary way illuminated details, that can be found only in his house, Kerry County, the train tour. The photographic series in black and white The Palm House Series ", Amelia Stein, It took two years to complete and captures the exotic vegetation in the Victorian structure in the glass house at the botanical gardens of Dublin, where the train leaves.

The celebrated Irish contemporary artist Mick O'Dea paints landscapes around your House in Portacloy, on the North coast of County Mayo, to position your screen close to nature, watching as the climate makes the colors evolve. Guests may experience some of these changes as the train passes through the region.

Dorothy Cross transports guests to unexpected places and to the secret of the country's natural wonders with his beautiful photographic series "Wormhole I-VI". Based on geographic phenomenon that can only be accessed on foot on the island of Inis Mór, She photographed a rectangular water basin measuring 25 m x 10 m, created by natural erosion.

The oil painting "Moon Cactus (III)”, Laurence Riddell, born in Belfast, shows a blurry horse galloping and was inspired by the complex and rich relationship between Irish and horses, they had a vital role in the country's rural life.

"It makes sense that our first collection of art win life in a train so skillfully worked and that operate by an island of natural beauty. Is the beginning of an exciting artistic journey to Belmond and our guests ", says trains Managing Director & Cruises of Belmond, Gary Franklin.

Each of the work belongs to a wagon and they are both on the walls of the en-suite cabins as displayed in public cars Sligo and Wexford. The complete collection can be seen in a special catalogue, "Inspirations of Ireland", a beautiful keepsake for guests.

The Belmond Grand Hibernian offers experiences of two, four and six nights that pass by the most important destinations of North and South of Ireland, including the base of the train in Dublin, Belfast and Cork. For more information or bookings, contact: 0845 077 2222; reservations.uk@belmond.com or visit Belmond.com/grandhibernian

About Belmond:

The Belmond Ltd. is a exceptional global collection of luxury travel experiences in hotels, trains, Cruises and safaris at some of the most inspiring and enriching destinations of the world. Established for almost 40 years with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani, in Venice, the company is owner and operator of 47 unique and distinctive experiences in hotels, on the tracks and on river cruises, including three properties scheduled to open over the next twelve months, em muitos dos destinos mais celebrados do globo. Of national heritage the intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, in St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, in Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, on the Mayan Riviera; and Belmond El Encanto, in Santa Barbara. The Belmond also covers safaris, eight luxury tourist trains, including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and the ' 21 ', one of the most famous restaurants in New York. belmond.com

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