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

CLOSURE NOTICE

Due to Government recommendations, we are closing the gallery temporarily to the public until further notice.

We will continue working in the background and will update our website and social media channels with wonderful art over the next while.

 

If you have any queries or would like to buy a work of art, you can get in touch during office hours below at info@lavitgallery.com

Office hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10:30am – 6:00pm

 

Land of Some Other Order. Curated by Paul McAree | Backwater Artists Group

 

Carol-Anne-Connolly-Arbor-Fallax-I-Giclée-print-on-Hahnemuhle-Photo-Rag €450
Elaine Coakley, The Sea, Oil on aluminium_wood, 23x18cm, 2020 €320
Darn Thorn, Dale, Sunnfjord. From the series Fjordism, Silver Gelatin Print, 16 x 20 inch, 2010-19 €650
Luke Hickey, Lone wandering the line, Oil on board, 58.42 x 40.64 cm, 2019, €350
Bernadette Tuite, Sands Cove, commercial and artists own stoneware, 38cm x 40 cm, 2019, €750.00
Deirdre O’Brien, Shadows of Winter, Charcoal on paper, 64 x 79cm, 2020, €850
Deirdre O’Brien, Storm Clearing, Charcoal on paper, 64 x 79cm, 2020, €850
Fiona Kelly, Formed by Chance, Birch Ply Screen Print, Bitumen, 3 forms 60cm x40xm x 40xm POA Detail
Carol-Anne-Connolly-Arbor-Fallax-II-Giclée-print-on-Hahnemuhle-Photo-Rag €450
Elaine Coakley, Veil, Oil on aluminium_wood, 18x16cm, 2017, €280
Ben Reilly, Knobbier, Wax wore pigment, POA
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Inscriptions #10, Pigment baryat print, 66 x 80 cm, €1750 + Vat
Luke Hickey, Of hope, bereft, Oil on board, 60.3 x 59.7 cm, 2020, €470
Ben Reilly, Knobbier, Wax wore pigment, POA. detail
Installation Ben Reilly Sarah Long Helen O Shea
Darn Thorn, Shopping Centre, Førde. From the series Fjordism, Silver Gelatin Print, 16 x 20 inch, 2010-19 €650
Elaine Coakley, Deluge, Oil on aluminium_wood, 23x18cm, 2020, €320
Darn Thorn, Leirvik, Overlooking Sognefjord. From the series Fjordism, Silver Gelatine Print, 16 x 20 inch, 2010-19 €650
Sarah Long, Kingdom, 100cmx150cm oil and mixed-media on canvas. 2019
Elaine Coakely, Landscape, Oil on birch ply, 24x17cm, 2020, €350
Helen O Shea, Landmarks I, reused plastic shopping bags
Helen O Shea, Landmarks IV, reused plastic shopping bags, €420
Ben Reilly, Knobbier, Wax wore pigment, POA. details
Angela Gilmour, At 80° North, cracks are forming, 73x 93cm framed, Oil on canvas, 2020, €1400
Angie Shanahan, The Broken Forest is in Our Children's Tears, Acrylic on Canvas,
Elaine Coakley, Silver Heart, Oil on aluminium_wood, 18x16cm, 2020 €280
Darn Thorn, Ferry to Askvoll, Sunnfjord. From the series Fjordism, Silver Gelatin Print, 16 x 20 inch, 2010-19 €650
Angela Gilmour, Dansoy, the end of a ice, Oil on wood panel, 23x30cm, 2020, €280
Ben Reilly, Knobbier, Wax wore pigment, POA. detail.j
Angie Shanahan, Borderlines, Acrylic on canvas,120 x 90cm (dyptch), 2020
Angie Shanahan, Shell 2, Acrylic on Canvas, 20.32 X 25.4cm, 2020,
Angie Shanahan, Shell 1, Acrylic on Canvas, 20.32x25.4cm (8x10) 2020
Fiona Kelly, Formed by Chance, Birch Ply Screen Print, Bitumen, 3 forms 60cm x40xm x 40xm POA
Fiona Kelly, Formed by Chance, Birch Ply Screen Print, Bitumen, 3 forms 60cm x40xm x 40xm POA Installation
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Inscriptions #1, pigment baryta print, 125 x 100cm, 2017
Deirdre O’Brien, Coastal Rain, Winter, Charcoal on paper, 64 x 79cm, 2020, €850

 

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Angela Gilmour, Angie Shanahan, Ben Reilly, Bernadette Tuite, Carol-Anne Connolly, Darn Thorn, Deirdre O’Brien, Elaine Coakley, Fiona Kelly, Helen O’Shea, Luke Hickey and Sarah Long

Curated by Paul McAree.

 

Kindly sponsored by Ronan Daly Jermyn.

 

Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork

 

Opens  Friday 13 March 5.30pm.

continues until  11 April 2020.

 

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the organisation, Backwater Artists Group are proud to present a group exhibition of Backwater studio members to be held in the Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork.

The exhibition focuses on the way the artists respond to changing definitions of landscape, climate, borders, and our human intervention in the world. The exhibition considers the various ways artists are concerned and engaging with some of the most pressing issues of our times, and suggests artists have always forged a deeper relationship with the shifting sense of the land around us.

With a diverse selection of artworks, Land of Some other Order presents work ranging from contemporary pastoral landscapes, landscapes which are always in a state of flux, landscapes seeking to redefine our interpretation of what is truly ‘natural’ or native planting, and images which deal with the complexity of image making itself, leading to an exhibition which re-evaluates our relationship with nature and our attempts to redefine our sense of what it is.

The exhibition will feature artwork by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Angela Gilmour, Angie Shanahan, Ben Reilly, Bernadette Tuite, Carol-Anne Connolly, Darn Thorn, Deirdre O’Brien, Elaine Coakley, Fiona Kelly, Helen O’Shea, Luke Hickey and Sarah Long.

Paul McAree is Curator at Lismore Castle Arts in Co Waterford, which has hosted solo exhibitions by artists including Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Camille Henrot, Rashid Johnson and Wilhelm Sasnal. Previously McAree worked at Breaking Ground, Tate Modern and Ikon Gallery Birmingham, and also ran an independent commissioning project, FLOOD, from 2013-2014. He co-founded and directed Colony Gallery in Birmingham from 2007 – 2010. He has curated freelance projects, co-curating Traces at Kasteel Wijlre, The Netherlands in 2018, was curator in residence at Rua Red from 2014-2016, and curator in residence at Temple Bar Gallery, 2012-2013.

For further information on Backwater Artists Group 30th Anniversary Exhibition Programme, please visit their website here.

 

 

Art and Coffee: Artist Talk

POSTPONED

New date to be announced

Paul McAree in conversation with exhibiting artists

 

Free Event – All Welcome

Incognito 2020

Incognito Online Sale

 

UPDATE ON INCOGNITO:

 

Update on Incognito Part Two from Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.

It has really been quite a week for our Incognito team at Jack & Jill. We are still busy processing and posting the orders. So please bear with us and thank you for your support and patience.

This day last week, we held one of the fastest art sales for charity ever. A sale that we had switched from gallery to online, to last for a week, sold out completely in 15 minutes flat. It was quite a whirlwind.

With over 15,000 visitors to the Incognito store, all vying for 1,814 pieces of art, it was a sprint to checkout.

We are glad to report that, of the 1,618 successful buyers, over 80% got one piece of art only and people had read our guidelines. For so many others though, it was a fun but frustrating effort and we acknowledge and appreciate your feedback and your best wishes for the charity.

As promised, we’ve taken some time to review our options for Incognito Part Two, which had been scheduled for The Lavit Gallery in September.

We took into consideration the unprecedented demand for our first online sale, your feedback and suggestions, concerns around continued social distancing into the future and, most of all, Jack & Jill’s SOS funding appeal and how the charity depended now more than ever on Incognito’s success.

We can now announce that the Incognito Part Two collection will be unveiled on Monday 11th May on www.incognito.ie, with the online sale taking place at 10am on Thursday 28th May.

Please remember that this is a separate collection of over 900 original pieces of art, already donated, indexed, photographed and ready to go and we will share the names of the artists over the coming days. What we can reveal is that Bruce and Patti Springsteen are in Incognito 2, as they donated multiple pieces, as are Guggi, Una Sealey, The Project Twins and some of the Munster Squad who gave art a try!

We want to thank our friends and supporters William Fry for helping us to make this happen at such a challenging time for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.