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.

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Due to Level 5 Restrictions, in place until 1st December, the Lavit Gallery will be closed to the public from Wednesday 21st October 6:00pm.

We have numerous works available to purchase through the website HERE  and will continue to add new works over the coming days and weeks. If there is something you are looking for, but can’t see online, get in touch by email ( ) or by phone ( 021 4277749) and we will help you find what you are looking for.

Thank you to all our customers who have supported us since reopening in early July, we look forward to welcoming you back into the Gallery 1st December.

In the meantime, stay safe, fan slán, we’ll be here, behind the scenes working away.




Aoife, Ita, and James




Tim Goulding



Tim Goulding MUSIC

Tim Goulding, Blue Rondo, Acrylic on Canvas
Tim Goulding, Dance, 122 x 150cms, acrylic on canvas


Tim Goulding



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 Lavit Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by Goulding from his latest series Music.

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. In the case of ‘Counterpoint 3’, acrylic on canvas 91 x 122 cms, there are five soloists: two greens, a ruby red, a grey and a cream. 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.

Exhibition runs 23rd October – 21st November 2020



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