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

Ita Freeney, Outer Edges


Opening Thursday 5.30pm – 7.30pm, 23rd May

Opening remarks from Very Ryan, freelance Art Historian

Continues until 22nd June 2019

The Lavit Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of works by artist, Ita Freeney. Outer Edges opens 23rd May and continues until Saturday 22nd June. An artist talk will take place in the gallery Saturday 8th June, 11.00am, all are welcome.

This exhibition of subtle atmospheric paintings includes a series of views out from or  towards  Glounthaune, Marino Point, Aghada, East Ferry, Cobh and Little Island – observed and studied at different times of day, in different seasons and from different vantage points. The block of buildings of Marino Point were of particular interest as their form changed constantly in different atmospheric conditions. Prominent lyrical, airy, ephemeral grey blue tones of sea and sky are contrasted and anchored by more graphic, vertical urban motifs.


Art & Coffee:  Artists Talk

11.00am Saturday 8th June

Outer Edges |  Exhibition by Ita Freeney


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David Magee, Outside


David Magee


Preview Thursday 4th  July, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

with opening remarks from Collette Nolan, Artist

Exhibtion continues until 20th July 2019


David Magee (b.1963) is an Irish Artist. He was born and raised in Cork, Ireland. His works are held in both private and international collections. He studied Fine Art at Crawford Municipal School of Art. In 1982, he attended Glasgow School of Art & Design where he studied under Thomas Joshua Cooper, American fine-art landscape photographer. Outside, is a twenty-five year retrospective of his work.  This exhibition presents thirty-two Limited Edition photographs, painstakingly selected from an extensive archive.

“In my photographs, there is no real sense of time or specific place. The location is totally secondary to the feeling.The feeling is everything. I aim to portray not just what exists, but what is not obvious; that imperceptible element that stirs emotion and a sense of contemplation…”

The Exhibition is accompanied by multi-award-winning Limited Edition Hard Cover Book, produced with meticulous attention to detail, from the print production to the handcrafted binding and choice of papers used throughout. Square in format, beautifully printed, bound in hand made Japanese paper, and featuring lucent gold and translucent foiling, the book is an invaluable addition to any discerning collection of fine-art photography.



Art & Coffee: Artist Talk

with artist David Magee

11am Saturday 13th July2019


All Welcome


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