About us

The Lavit Gallery is a not-for-profit gallery, founded in 1963 by a group of artists wanting to promote an interest in art in Cork city. Now, the gallery shows and sells the work of over 200 artists, and programmes around ten exhibitions a year. The gallery has a long and rich history of enabling the public to view and buy art and has, over the years, introduced many new artists to Cork audiences.

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 Board:

Joe Burns (Chairman), Pat Keenan, Gail Dowling, Dan Boyle, Ellen Barrett, Cassandra Eustace, Theresa O’ Brien, Cathal O’Connell

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