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

Tim Goulding Rehearsal 2021

Tim Goulding – Rehearsal 

25th March – 17th April

The Lavit Gallery is delighted to present a selection of new works by Goulding from his latest series Music in our new exhibition called “Rehearsal”.

Apologies to those who had problems joining our Art and Coffee morning. Here is a recording of the talk.



Grace Notes, acrylic on board, 30 x 30 cms, €1800
Tim Goulding Anthem, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 130 cms, 5,800
Tim Goulding Blue Rondo, acrylic on board, 30 x 30 cms, 1,600
Tim Goulding Rondo 7 Acrylic on Mulberry Paper €3000 50 x 60 cm 2021
Tim Goulding Jazz Acrylic on Canvas €2800 30 x 30 cm 2021
Tim Goulding Dance 2, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cms, 1,800
Tim Goulding Rondo 3, acrylic on board, 50 x 60 cms, 3,000
Tim Goulding Chamber Music 7, acrylic on board, 30 x 30 cms, 1,600


Tim Goulding tends to work in series, often spending three or four years on one subject. These collections may be radically different in both style and content but always stay true to a response to what appears in his life both visually and emotionally. The modus operandi remains ‘see and play’

The idea of staves forms the basic structure for this series of paintings. Then the backing singers make their entrance against the orchestration which is indicated in the form of the lighter coloured compartments. The soloists arrive singing their lead notes, these are the solid colours. The rhythm is indicated by the spaces or rests. The eye travels around the ‘notes’ suggesting movement.

The palette was inspired by the hillside colours in Spring and also by burnt toast

These are of course very theoretical musings as the principal impetus is to make a satisfactory painting and explore new pastures, one leading to another.

“I feel that this series takes a bow to the abstract painters of the early 20th century. Hello Klee, Miro, Mondrian and the Futurists. I will quote Juan Miro ‘I try to apply colours like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music ‘. I follow the progress of the work with much the same unknowing as the viewer might.” Tim Goulding -April 2020

Born in Dublin in 1945, Tim Goulding has lived and worked near Allihies on the Beara peninsula, West Cork since 1969. He is a member of AOSDANA (Aosdana was established in 1981 to honour those artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland.) Since 1964 he has exhibited extensively, including solo and group shows in Ireland, England, Portugal and the USA. This website archives an artistic journey of over fifty years.


Digital Catalogue Available Here

Tim Goulding “Rehearsal” Catalogue




Art and Coffee Artist Talk with Tim Goulding

1pm Thursday 8th April



For further information please contact or 021 4277749