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

Frieda Meaney, AFTER

Frieda Meaney, Macharit, Oil Collage on Board, 76 x96
Frieda Meaney, Worlds Apart, video installation (still)
Frieda Meany, True Endlings, oil,collage on canvas, diptych 150 x 200cm web
Frieda Meaney, Europe after the Rain, Oil,collage on Board, 76cm x 96cm


Frieda Meaney


Exhibition opens 5.30pm -7.30pm Thursday  17th October

The Lavit Gallery is delighted to present AFTER, a solo exhibition of work by Frieda Meaney. In this exhibition, Meaney responds to her residency in Panama in 2017.

Meaney spent three weeks living with the Guna tribe in the remote Guna Yala region of the rainforest. An area that is bound in the north by the Caribbean Sea and in the east by Colombia. Her previous exhibition ‘Lifeforms and Landmarks’ 2017/18 looked at the most recent extinction event and the evolution of birds from dinosaurs, while this exhibition is addressing the current extinction of indigenous peoples.

The mediums chosen to express these responses, print, painting, chine colle and installation were chosen for their adaptable properties.

She continues to address the pertinent problems of the ecosystem and extinctions caused by the climate crisis.

To see digital catalogue please click here.


Art & Coffee: Artist Talk

11am Saturday 26th October

All Welcome Free Event


The exhibition will continue until 16th November


Upcoming Exhibitions

What’s on next


19th November – 24th December:  CHRISTMAS at the Lavit

We will have a large range of works of Fine Art, Irish Craft and Design, making it the perfect place to find something special for that someone special.
Beginning 1st December the Lavit Gallery will be open 7days a week
More information to follow.


Watch this space!
We have an exciting programme of exhibitions and events planned for 2020, and can’t wait to share these with you soon.