In association with Cork Craft Month

3-26 August 2023

Opening reception Thursday 3 August 5.30-7.30pm

Lavit Gallery presents an exhibition of artwork that utilises or references the medium of textiles. Represented are makers for whom textiles are the sole material, artists for whom the medium is a new departure or a diversification and those for whom fabrics are a recurring theme or subject.

As well as being a functional and widely used material in our everyday lives, textiles as an artform are currently enjoying a renaissance of sorts having been incorporated into contemporary art practice as ‘textile art’ or ‘fibre art’.

At Lavit Gallery we have been working with makers and artists in order produce exhibits that blur the boundaries between fine art and craft, focusing on work that straddles both definitions comfortably whilst also highlighting commonalities across the perceived divide in terms of concept, process and presentation.

Exhibiting artists include Laura Angell, Myra Jago, Allyson Keehan, Evelyn Montague, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Helen O’Shea, Caroline Schofield, Matt Smith, Jennifer Trouton, Leiko Uchiyama. More artists and makers to be announced. 

This exhibition forms part of Lavit Gallery’s 60 year anniversary programme, Cork Arts Society having been formed in 1963.