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

GALLERY REOPENING

After our extended closure, we are delighted to reopen Tuesday 30th June 2020.

We have made a few adjustments to how we operate, some which we hope are temporary, and others that will have to stay for the foreseeable future. We will update across our website, mailing lists, and social media.

Opening Hours:

TUESDAY -SATURDAY

12 noon – 4:00 pm open

10:30am – 12 noon & 4:00pm appointment only

To make an appointment phone 021 4277749 or email info@lavitgallery.com, a member of the team will confirm your appointment.

We hope to reopen to full opening hours Tuesday 21st July.

 

Health and Safety:

We will have one door for entry and one for exit, clearly signposted, to create a safe flow through the gallery.

Please sanitise your hands at the Hand Sanitising stations located at the entrance and exit.

Please adhere to social distancing, including of the artworks, where possible. As many of the art works cannot be sanitised please do not touch artworks, or get to close, where possible. Similarly, to accommodate safe social distancing, we may ask customers to wait before entering the gallery, depending on numbers.

Please follow good respiratory hygiene, and cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.

There will be a form for contact tracing, should you want to include your details. Information will be shredded after 14 days, and it is not mandatory for general visitors to the gallery.

We are looking at providing laminated title lists, that can be cleaned easily for visitors. Should you want a copy to take home, ask a member of the team, who will either email you one, or print a copy out.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Lavit Gallery Team.

 

We look forward to welcoming you back!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 EXTENDED UNTIL SATURDAY 11th JULY

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

CANCELLED

Paul McAree in conversation with exhibiting artists

 

Free Event – All Welcome

Upcoming Exhibitions

What’s on next

2020

We will be announcing our upcoming Autumn Programme very soon.

Watch this space, more announcements to come