Roseanne Lynch: Semblance

7th – 30th April 2022

The Lavit Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of Roseanne Lynch’s work.

Semblance is a selection of recent works exploring Lynch’s photographic attitude and the relationship between the documentary and non-representational elements of her work.

This exhibition presents images of experimental modernist architectural space made at the Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau, Germany, Eileen Gray’s E 1027, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, and Charlotte Perriand’s kitchen for Unité d’Habitation amongst others. These works document 20th century modernist approaches in shaping lived experience and result from a pre-visualised approach to image making.

This exhibition also includes Lynch’s photo abstractions which are plays with light, materials and analogue photographic processes where parameters are set up to allow fluidity of process.

Semblance has been shaped through dialogue between Lynch and artist/educator Pádraig Spillane.


Reading on Semblance:

Sarah Kelleher writes on Roseanne Lynch Semblance April 2022


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Semblance online catalogue available here.


Opening Night

Thursday 7th April 2022

5:30pm – 7:30pm



Photo-poeisis: reflections on light’s poetry with Dr. Sabine Kriebel

Saturday 9th April 2022

2.30pm BOOK HERE

Offering a series of meditations on states of greyness, Sabine Kriebel considers Roseanne Lynch’s photographic work in the context of the history of photo graphein, or writing with light.

Dr. Sabine Kriebel has written extensively about photography and photomontage. She teaches modern and contemporary art at UCC and is the Director of the MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism.



Drawing Beyond Looking

Drawing workshop with artist Cassandra Eustace

Saturday, April 16th

11am – 12.30pm  BOOK HERE

This workshop is a response to Roseanne Lynch’s solo exhibition Semblance at Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork city. Led by artist Cassandra Eustace, this workshop in an introduction to embodied sensory drawing situated in Lynch’s photographic exhibition.

Cassandra Eustace is an artist and educator based in Cork. Her particular interest is in expanded drawing as a sensory experience. Understanding how you bring meaning to the marks you make begins with learning your own visual vocabulary. Join Cassandra in this playful and inventive workshop, where her focus is less about ‘how to draw’ and more about ‘how I draw’ and why this makes a difference.

All materials provided.

Adults only.

The maximum number of participants is 6 so please book early!


Artist Talk

Saturday 23rd April

2:30pm BOOK HERE

Join us in the gallery for an artist talk with Roseanne Lynch. Lynch will be speaking about her work and current exhibition Semblance, an exhibition that has been shaped through dialogue between Lynch and artist/educator Pádraig Spillane.



Thursday 28th April,


As part of the photography related programme of events to accompany Semblance, The Lavit welcomes you to a 30 minute talk in the gallery space by Leipzig based visual artist Bernadette Keating.

Keating will discuss her work and the process of making and publishing her recent artist book, Of Bounds, which combines a photographic and text-based series dealing with enclosure, land ownership and layered elements of control. Keating works between a conceptual and documentary approach to image -making.


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