The Lavit was originally set up by a group of artists wanting to promote an interest in art in 1963. Currently, the gallery shows the work of over 400 artists, introducing many new artists to Cork audiences.  It is a non-profit organisation which is dedicated to promoting the work of local and national artists.

Current and upcoming shows

CLOSURE NOTICE

Due to Government recommendations, we are closing the gallery temporarily to the public until further notice.

We will continue working in the background and will update our website and social media channels with wonderful art over the next while.

 

If you have any queries or would like to buy a work of art, you can get in touch during office hours below at info@lavitgallery.com

Office hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10:30am – 6:00pm

 

Land of Some Other Order. Curated by Paul McAree | Backwater Artists Group

 

Angie Shanahan, Shell 1, Acrylic on Canvas, 20.32x25.4cm (8x10) 2020
Ben Reilly, Knobbier, Wax wore pigment, POA. detail
Elaine Coakley, Deluge, Oil on aluminium_wood, 23x18cm, 2020, €320
Installation Ben Reilly Sarah Long Helen O Shea
Fiona Kelly, Formed by Chance, Birch Ply Screen Print, Bitumen, 3 forms 60cm x40xm x 40xm POA Installation
Elaine Coakley, The Sea, Oil on aluminium_wood, 23x18cm, 2020 €320
Elaine Coakely, Landscape, Oil on birch ply, 24x17cm, 2020, €350
Elaine Coakley, Veil, Oil on aluminium_wood, 18x16cm, 2017, €280
Angie Shanahan, Shell 2, Acrylic on Canvas, 20.32 X 25.4cm, 2020,
Angie Shanahan, Borderlines, Acrylic on canvas,120 x 90cm (dyptch), 2020
Fiona Kelly, Formed by Chance, Birch Ply Screen Print, Bitumen, 3 forms 60cm x40xm x 40xm POA Detail
Angie Shanahan, The Broken Forest is in Our Children's Tears, Acrylic on Canvas,
Darn Thorn, Shopping Centre, Førde. From the series Fjordism, Silver Gelatin Print, 16 x 20 inch, 2010-19 €650
Darn Thorn, Dale, Sunnfjord. From the series Fjordism, Silver Gelatin Print, 16 x 20 inch, 2010-19 €650
Luke Hickey, Lone wandering the line, Oil on board, 58.42 x 40.64 cm, 2019, €350
Ben Reilly, Knobbier, Wax wore pigment, POA. details
Helen O Shea, Landmarks IV, reused plastic shopping bags, €420
Angela Gilmour, Dansoy, the end of a ice, Oil on wood panel, 23x30cm, 2020, €280
Bernadette Tuite, Sands Cove, commercial and artists own stoneware, 38cm x 40 cm, 2019, €750.00
Darn Thorn, Leirvik, Overlooking Sognefjord. From the series Fjordism, Silver Gelatine Print, 16 x 20 inch, 2010-19 €650
Angela Gilmour, At 80° North, cracks are forming, 73x 93cm framed, Oil on canvas, 2020, €1400
Sarah Long, Kingdom, 100cmx150cm oil and mixed-media on canvas. 2019
Helen O Shea, Landmarks I, reused plastic shopping bags
Deirdre O’Brien, Coastal Rain, Winter, Charcoal on paper, 64 x 79cm, 2020, €850
Carol-Anne-Connolly-Arbor-Fallax-I-Giclée-print-on-Hahnemuhle-Photo-Rag €450
Ben Reilly, Knobbier, Wax wore pigment, POA
Deirdre O’Brien, Shadows of Winter, Charcoal on paper, 64 x 79cm, 2020, €850
Elaine Coakley, Silver Heart, Oil on aluminium_wood, 18x16cm, 2020 €280
Fiona Kelly, Formed by Chance, Birch Ply Screen Print, Bitumen, 3 forms 60cm x40xm x 40xm POA
Darn Thorn, Ferry to Askvoll, Sunnfjord. From the series Fjordism, Silver Gelatin Print, 16 x 20 inch, 2010-19 €650
Carol-Anne-Connolly-Arbor-Fallax-II-Giclée-print-on-Hahnemuhle-Photo-Rag €450
Ben Reilly, Knobbier, Wax wore pigment, POA. detail.j
Deirdre O’Brien, Storm Clearing, Charcoal on paper, 64 x 79cm, 2020, €850
Luke Hickey, Of hope, bereft, Oil on board, 60.3 x 59.7 cm, 2020, €470
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Inscriptions #1, pigment baryta print, 125 x 100cm, 2017

 

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Angela Gilmour, Angie Shanahan, Ben Reilly, Bernadette Tuite, Carol-Anne Connolly, Darn Thorn, Deirdre O’Brien, Elaine Coakley, Fiona Kelly, Helen O’Shea, Luke Hickey and Sarah Long

Curated by Paul McAree.

 

Kindly sponsored by Ronan Daly Jermyn.

 

Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork

 

Opens  Friday 13 March 5.30pm.

continues until  11 April 2020.

 

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the organisation, Backwater Artists Group are proud to present a group exhibition of Backwater studio members to be held in the Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork.

The exhibition focuses on the way the artists respond to changing definitions of landscape, climate, borders, and our human intervention in the world. The exhibition considers the various ways artists are concerned and engaging with some of the most pressing issues of our times, and suggests artists have always forged a deeper relationship with the shifting sense of the land around us.

With a diverse selection of artworks, Land of Some other Order presents work ranging from contemporary pastoral landscapes, landscapes which are always in a state of flux, landscapes seeking to redefine our interpretation of what is truly ‘natural’ or native planting, and images which deal with the complexity of image making itself, leading to an exhibition which re-evaluates our relationship with nature and our attempts to redefine our sense of what it is.

The exhibition will feature artwork by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Angela Gilmour, Angie Shanahan, Ben Reilly, Bernadette Tuite, Carol-Anne Connolly, Darn Thorn, Deirdre O’Brien, Elaine Coakley, Fiona Kelly, Helen O’Shea, Luke Hickey and Sarah Long.

Paul McAree is Curator at Lismore Castle Arts in Co Waterford, which has hosted solo exhibitions by artists including Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Camille Henrot, Rashid Johnson and Wilhelm Sasnal. Previously McAree worked at Breaking Ground, Tate Modern and Ikon Gallery Birmingham, and also ran an independent commissioning project, FLOOD, from 2013-2014. He co-founded and directed Colony Gallery in Birmingham from 2007 – 2010. He has curated freelance projects, co-curating Traces at Kasteel Wijlre, The Netherlands in 2018, was curator in residence at Rua Red from 2014-2016, and curator in residence at Temple Bar Gallery, 2012-2013.

For further information on Backwater Artists Group 30th Anniversary Exhibition Programme, please visit their website here.

 

 

Art and Coffee: Artist Talk

POSTPONED

New date to be announced

Paul McAree in conversation with exhibiting artists

 

Free Event – All Welcome

Border(Less) Helle Helsner, Debbie Dawson, Susanne Pedersen & Christella Bamford

Christella Bamford, Untitled Vessel, ceramic
Susanne Pedersen, Efterladte billeder, mixed media
Dawson_Debbie, Iterations of a Fractured Landscape, painted, stained and sandblasted float glass
Helle Helsner, the wait, bronze on London plane base web

Border(less)

Helle Helsner, Debbie Dawson, Susanne Pedersen & Christella Bamford

 

POSTPONED

New date to be announced soon

 

The Lavit Gallery is delighted to present Border(less), a group exhibition of work by Irish and Danish artists, working across painting, sculpture, glass and ceramic.

Helle Helsner is a Danish artist living and working in West Cork. 2020 marks the year where she will have lived equal parts of her life in her native Denmark and her adopted Ireland.

Through meetings and later a friendship was formed between Helsner and artist Christella Bamford, leading to collaborations cross borders and introductions to other contemporary artists in Denmark. Eventually, the idea of a joint exhibition in Ireland and in Denmark started taking hold and with Helsner’s ‘half-life milestone’, the exhibition Border(less) came about.

Border(less) is an exhibition by four female artists – two from each country – and here Helsner counts herself as on the Irish ‘side’, Christella Bamford, Susanne Pedersen, Denmark and Debbie Dawson, Helle Helsner, Ireland. All four artists have strong connection to material and materiality, to nature, to inner and external layers, and have a flourishing contemporary art practise – nationally and internationally.

Christella Bamford and Susanne Pedersen will be showing, respectively, ceramics and painting/photography, Debbie Dawson, will be exhibiting with glass/paintings, and Helle Helsner will be showing sculpture/drawing. Border(less) is not only showcasing the best of contemporary Irish and Danish art, it is also a celebration of diversity and multicultural relationships across borders.