Lavit Gallery
Review of Cork Arts Society Gallery: Group/Solo Exhibitions, Artists, Opening Hours.

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Lavit Gallery

Founded in 1963 by the Cork Arts Society, the Lavit Gallery is one of Cork's longest established art galleries. A non-profit making venue, the Lavit promotes Cork artists and Irish artists who have achieved the highest artistic standards.

An important contributor to the vitality of Cork art, the gallery showcases a wide range of works including: painting, sculpture, photography, prints and ceramics, by artists from all over Ireland.

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The gallery encompasses 800 square feet of exhibition space spread over two floors and displays a wide range of art from the traditional representative style to the latest contemporary and avant-garde styles. On the lower floor, the gallery offers a rolling display of work for sale - predominantly landscape paintings, still life, portraits and abstracts, while upstairs is devoted to solo collections.

Once a year the Cork Arts Society Exhibition occupies the entire venue! Other exhibitions include numerous group and solo shows, including works by Donegal artists, Welsh artists and Cork printmakers.

The Lavit Gallery seeks to provide opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers, and above all to help full-time artists make a living from their art. In addition, in conjunction with the Crawford College of Art and Design, the Lavit sponsors an annual award for the most promising final year art student.


Among the Cork and irish artists represented by the Lavit Gallery are: John Behan, Sandra Bell, Peter Collis, Bernice Corcoran, William Crozier, Ana Duncan, James English, Michael Gemmell, Eadaoin Harding-Kemp, William Harrington, Diarmuid Kavanagh, Arthur Maderson, James McCarthy, Cormac O’Leary, Victor Richardson, Vincent Sheridan, Sarah Walker, Tom Walsh, Paul White, Thomas Wollen, Edward Yen Sang, Josef Keys, Mark Eldred,
John Hurley, Jacqueline O'Driscoll, Charlo Quain, Tim Goulding, Tonia Kehoe, Ellen Barrett, Maura Whelan, Veronica Bolay, Wendy Dison, Brian Smyth, Navi Coonghe, Avril Daly, Niall Foley, Maria Burke, Charlie Mahon, Shelly Pots, David Jenkins, Val Byrne, Fidelma Massey, Julian Smith, Geraldine O'Riordan, Diana Skalkos, Shane Johnson, Anne A Bologna, Ruth Holmes, Andrew Ludick, Joanne Robey, Sara Flynn, Gana Roberts, Carin MacCana, Aisling Dolan, Alan Boyle, Mary Burns, Cormac Boydell, Elaine Brooks, Renata Brinkley, Len Clatworthy, Elizabeth Charleson, Eileen Singleton, Dave McCormick, Alex Pentek, and Susan Keys.

Gallery Opening Hours

• Tuesday - Friday: 10.30am - 6.00pm
• Saturday: 10.30am - 5.00pm

For more details about the painters and sculptors represented by the Gallery, its exhibition program and the advisory services it offers to individual and institutional art-collectors, contact:

Lavit Gallery
5 Father Matthew Street
Phone: 021-427-7749

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• For other art galleries in Cork, see also: Buckley Fine Art, The Fenton and The Vangard Gallery.

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