Opening hours: 23 November 2023 – 20 January 2024. Tuesday -Saturday 10.30am-6pm. Free entry
Reception: 30 Nov 5.30-7.30pm. Meet and toast some of the artists and makers. Complimentary wine and refreshments served
Late Night Christmas Shopping: 7 December until 8pm to coincide with other events at Backwater Artists Group and Cork Printmakers. Mulled wine and seasonal nibbles will be served. Browse what is on offer from all three not-for-profit arts organisations on Wandesford Quay.
An annual seasonal showcase of the best in Irish art, craft and design including paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, woodcraft, jewellery, textiles and much more, with prices to suit every budget in the run-up to Christmas and into the New Year. Support local artists and makers as well as Lavit Gallery, a not-for-profit arts organisation and registered charity.
This year’s exhibition features work by over 50 artists and makers including regular contributors and new additions: Badly Made Books, John Beasley, Uri Blayer, Anne Bologna, Cormac Boydell, Rebecca Bradley, Diarmuid Breen, Anna Campbell, Tom Campbell, Patrick Cashin, CAS ceramics, Tom Climent, Johanna Connor, Tom Doig, Caroline Dolan, Cassandra Eustace, Megan Eustace, Angela Fewer, Conrad Frankel, Mary Galvin, Evelyn Goold, Eadaoin Harding Kemp, Barbara Hall, Etain Hickey, Carol Hodder, Alan Horgan, Oonagh Hurley, Barbara Hubbert, Gary Kearney, John Kennedy, Aleksandra Kowalcyzk, Kilcoe Studios, Ayelet Lalor, Dorothy Ledwith, Andrew Ludick, Sarah Long, Kaye Maahs, Fidelma Massey, Deirdre McKenna, Janet Murran, Gillian Nunan, Deirdre O’Brien, Noël O’Callaghan, Lynn O’Donovan, Jacqueline O’Driscoll, Dee Pieters, Michael Quane, Sara Roberts, Joanne Robey, Aisling Roche, Jacinta Ryan, Joanna Sarapuk, Shady Designs, Eileen Singleton, Brian Smyth, Siobhan Steele, Jim Turner, Pascal Ungerer and Inge van Doorslaer.
Popular items at this time of year include ceramics from Gillian Nunan (choir singers and crib figurines), Joanne Robey (fun and unusual pieces), Sarah Roberts (fern gift box), Etain Hickey (bowls) and Caroline Dolan (cups, mugs, jugs), jewellery from Barbara Hall (stylish and affordable) and stationary from Badly Made Books (notebooks etc), Kilcoe Studios (calendars, cards), Anne Bologna (card) and Barbara Hubert (notebooks, journals etc). Fine art options begin at prices as low as €70.
If you are finding it hard to decide you can always buy a gift card online or in the gallery.
Cork Arts Society (now trading as Lavit Gallery) is a not-for-profit arts organisation and registered charity, founded in 1963 to promote an appreciation of art in Cork. Thank you for your support.