About us

About us:

The Cork Arts Society, trading as the Lavit Gallery, was set up, in 1963 by a group wanting to promote the arts in Cork City. Currently, as a not for profit, we support artists through our annual exhibition programme. We showcase the work of Cork-based artists primarily and present work by leading Irish and International names. Through the ambitious programme of solo exhibitions and group shows, we promote both emerging and established artists, in addition to stimulating and challenging Cork audiences.

We are a registered charity. No. CHY 13297.


Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday 10:30am – 6:00pm

Sunday 12-5 pm

Christmas Eve 10:30 am – 2pm

Closed for Winter Break

Reopen Tuesday 11th January 2022


Our People:

Aoife O’ Connell, Gallery Director

Ita Freeney, Gallery Administrator

James Hallinan, Gallery Assistant


Our Board:

Cassandra Eustace (Joint Chairperson), Ellen Barrett (Joint Chairperson), Teresa O’ Brien, Peter Roberts, Frances McDonald