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 2019

Anastasia O Donoghue Healy, Winter Afternoon,acrylic on paper 19.5xmx29cm,2019,€395#
David Magee Skelligs
Craftex 4
Luke Sisk 4
Shane O Discoll, Work_my_mind(pink). screen print
Craftex 1
Christmas Decoration
Aoife Slattery 7
Sarah roseingrave
Aoife Slattery 3
Luke Sisk 5
Stephen Doyle, Ashley, oil and mixed media on canvas 90cm x 90xm
Aoife Slattery 5
Concrete Forest
Tom Climent, Golden Allotrope, Oil and plaster on canvas, 25x25 cm
Angela Fewer 2
Sara Roseingrave 2
Anastasia O Donoghue Healy, West Cork Morning, acrylic on paper, 29x39cm,2019,€650
Angie Shanahan, To the Lake, acrylic on canvas, 30cm x30cm€770
Sonia Guenther small houses
Brian Smith R&HHall
Anna Campbell 1
Shane O Driscoll, Raise your hands if youre with me(pink)50x70cm_550e
Ita Freeney, Water’s Edge, Oil on Linen, 30 x 40cm.


Christmas 2019 at the Lavit Gallery



Christmas gift shopping? Join us this festive season for Christmas at the Lavit Gallery on Wandesford Quay. We present diverse artworks by artists across painting, sculpture and printmaking, and also an extensive range of craft and design from Ireland’s leading makers.

With such a broad range of handmade unique pieces, suiting all budgets, you will be sure to find a very special gift for that important person this Christmas.

By purchasing a gift at the Lavit Gallery, you are not only giving someone special a unique, handcrafted, Irish made piece, you are also supporting artists and makers to continue creating.

So make it an arty Christmas this year and support local and national artists, and give sustainable, individually made, beautifully crafted gifts that will last and be cherished for a lifetime.


To help celebrate, we also have something planned to get you in the Christmas mood!

Christmas Bazaar on Wandesford Quay

Thursday 5th December

5pm – 8pm

A Christmas Bazaar on Wandesford Quay

Backwater Artist Group, Cork Printmakers and Lavit Gallery

On Thursday 5th December, from 5pm, soak up the inspiring atmosphere in our creative hub on Wandesford Quay, where Backwater Artist Group, Cork Printmakers and Lavit Gallery are opening their doors for a unique festive event. For the Christmas Bazaar, the complex will be full of amazing artworks to buy, a few festive surprises, refreshments and much more.

Join Backwater Artists Group at its Winter Salon for a fun fundraising evening. They have over 100 beautiful artworks for sale from their studio members for between €50 – €150. Buying artworks by these new and well-established artists is a great way to start your own art collection and it will also be a fun night out. Artworks will be gift wrapped and available to take away on the night.

Cork Printmakers has a Winter Display that presents affordable and collectable artworks created by highly skilled artists. All artworks are crafted by artists from all over Cork and further afield using printmaking techniques such as etching, screenprint, lithography and digital technology. These artworks explore numerous subject matters and start from €10.

And, us, the Lavit Gallery as we show our  Winter Exhibition, which presents diverse artwork by artists across painting, sculpture and printmaking, and also has an extensive range of craft and design from Ireland’s leading makers.