About us

The Lavit was originally set up, in 1963, by a group of artists wanting to promote an interest in art. Currently, the gallery shows the work of over 400 artists, introducing many new artists to Cork audiences. Cork’s longest established commercial gallery, it is a non-profit organisation which is dedicated to promoting the work of local and national artists.

As well as showing the work of national and international artists, the gallery promotes emerging artists through its annual Student of the Year award, as well as its Annual Members Exhibition, which shows the work of established, emerging, professional, and amateur artists through its open submission.

Our 800 square feet of exhibition space spans two floors and incorporates a wide range of art styles, ranging from the traditional to the latest contemporary styles.


The gallery is a registered charity No. CHY 13297.



Our People:

Aoife O’ Connell, Gallery Director

Ita Freeney, Gallery Administrator

Stephen O’ Shea, Gallery Assistant



Our Board:

Cassandra Eustace (Joint Chairperson), Ellen Barrett (Joint Chairperson), Pat Keenan, Gail Dowling, Dan Boyle, Theresa O’ Brien, Peter Roberts, Frances McDonald

Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am to 6.00pm