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

Patricia Burns, City Paintings


Patricia Burns, City Paintings


Opening Thursday 21st March 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Continues until Saturday 20th April


The Lavit Gallery presents City Paintings by Patricia Burns.

In this body of new work Burns explores the parts of Cork city where she lives and works. Using these parts of the city she produces a series of paintings focusing on themes of home, yet contrasts that with the mystery and potential to be found in small places painted in a winter light.

There is a familiarity to these places, and yet, no distinct features of their location are immediately apparent. Composed of partial roof-tops, a tree, perhaps a telephone wire, Burns perfectly captures the feeling of walking home on a winter evening, from the glow of a streetlight to the chill in the air.

Born in Dublin, Patricia Burns studied Fine Art at Dublin Institute of Technology and Crawford College of Art + Design, Cork. Recent solo shows include November Paintings, Taylor Galleries, Dublin (2014); Hinterland – The Glen Paintings, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (2012) and Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (2011). Burns’ work is represented in corporate and private collections throughout Ireland and in the public collections of AIB Group, AXA Insurance, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, OPW / State Art Collection, and others. She lives and works in Cork city.



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Upcoming Exhibitions

What’s on next

25th April – 11th May Maurice Desmond

13th May – 19th May: Incognito  with Jack & Jill Foundation

23rd May – 22nd June Ita Freeney: Outer Edges


3rd September  – 14th September: Fledglings

19th September – 12th October: Exhibition in conjunction with Cork Printmakers

17th October – 16th November: Frieda Meaney Solo Exhibition

More to be announced, Click on each exhibition for more information