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

Christmas at the Lavit Gallery

Cillian Gibbons, small tea light, fine bone china
Chris Samuels, Necklaces, Silver
Rebecca Bradley, Ophelia, mixed media 82x91
Chris Samuels, Rings, Silver
Brian Smyth, Dispersal, oil on canvas
Helle Helsner, Little Devils, unique bronze
Patrick Cashin To the Horizon Oil on Canvas18x24cm
Eileen Singleton, Blue, Ceramic
Cillian Gibbons, Bowl, fine bone china
Ross Stewart, Land study in storm, mixed media
Ross Stewart, Two Trees Along the Lane, mixed media
Dorothy O' Riordan, Marina shadows, oil on boardjpg
Hanneke van Ryswyk Mynydd 6 acrylic on wood panel
Etain Hickey, Bees bowl, ceramics
Ross Stewart, Sunset On Burren Lane, mixed media
Eadaoin Harding Kemp, Oiche, oil
Ross Stewart, Archaic forms from Bolus head, mixed media
Ross Stewart, Two Trees Along the Lane mixed media
Patrick Cashin Moonlit Night Oiloncanvas 45x65cm


The Lavit Gallery has much to offer this Christmas. With painting and sculpture in our Christmas show, we also have a wide selection of prints,  ceramics, wood, and other craft.

We will be open 7 days a week in December.

Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 6.00pm

Sunday 12.00-6.00pm



Saturday 1st December All Day

Join us on Saturday, in Wandesford Quay, where we will be celebrating the beginning of Christmas. We will be providing the mince-piecs and other refreshments, while you find the ideal gift for that special someone.

Thursday 13th December 6-8pm

Buon Natale

with irlandaitaliana 

Art and Craft: The Lavit Gallery is home to a wide range of painting, sculpture, ceramic, glass, and wood craft, making it the ideal place to get a very special gift for someone you love this year.
Music: Liam McCarthy is a Cork born, classically trained singer who can sing in four languages. He was part of the North Cathedral Choir, sang as part of the chorus in the Collins musical society, the Gilbert & Sullivan musical and Cork Operatic society. He won the over 60’s singing competition in the Cork City Hall in 2006.
Food & Drinks: Christmas sweet treats from Ireland and Italy and warm  drinks