Meet the Gallerist: Oliver Gormley

The owner of Gormleys Fine Art & Art Auctions, which has galleries in Belfast and Dublin, discusses his passion for art and the key moments in his career

Oliver Gormley: ‘I believe art is a great leveller of people’

What first turned you on to art?

My fascination with the art market began on a Friday night 35 years ago. I was holding a regular weekly auction in Omagh, selling everything from household items and antiques to office equipment and furniture. A Charlie McAuley painting had been left in for sale, and I was totally taken aback when it sold for £1,200. I had never been in an art gallery in my life, and ...