Galleries and Art in Cork

Art Galleries around Cork are well-known throughout the country for the unique artist displays, sculptures, and pictures amongst many more. Visit the unique galleries such as the Crawford Art Gallery which has over 2000 fabulous displays throughout the building each telling its own story.

Irish, European and International paintings and sculptures are can be seen up close, whereby you as a visitor can get a feel of what the galleries pieces meant to the artists. Triskel Art centre is another famous place which displays the true Cork pieces but is also known for the music, books, theatre, visual arts etc. The centre is a place which will always be helping to advance art around the city.

Visit the Lewis Glucksman Gallery which is known as ‘an important civic space in Cork City’. This gallery can be seen as a vital cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation of art throughout the city. Open yourself up to the true beauty of Cork art by visiting the National Sculpture Factory and see the day-to-day work which is performed to create the unique art sculptures within the city. Or maybe the Lavit Gallery is more interesting for you, so explore this side of cork and be adventurous by visiting the many other galleries throughout the city.

The Lavit Gallery

We are currently one of the only commercial galleries in Cork city. The Lavit was originally set up by a group of artists wanting to promote an interest in art; 52 years on, the gallery shows the work of over 200 artists. The gallery has a long and rich history of enabling the public to view and buy art and has over the years, introduced many new artists to Cork audiences, whose work they might not have otherwise seen.


Lavit gallery


As well as showing the work of national and international artists, the gallery has promoted and encouraged lots of emerging artists, especially through its annual Student of the Year award. Our 800 square feet of exhibition space spans two floors and incorporates a wide range of art styles, ranging from the traditional to the latest contemporary styles. The gallery is a registered charity and is a not for profit organisation.

Gallery opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am to 6.00pm


Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. The permanent collection comprises over 2500 works, ranging from eighteenth century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome.

Crawford gallery

Through its temporary exhibitions, publications and education programmes, the Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and international art practice. Located in the heart of Cork city, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. Admission to the Gallery and to exhibitions is free.

General Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 16:45



Please note that the 2nd Floor closes at 16:45 daily.

Thursday late opening
Last Admission 19:45.

The Gallery is closed on Bank Holidays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday
Admission Free
Full Wheelchair Access

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 16:00
Saturday 9:00 - 16:00
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00


2020 Art Gallery

2020 Art Gallery houses a vibrant selection of Irish art and offers a personal service in finding the perfect piece for you. Find us on the North Mall to view our on-going exhibitions that continue to inspire and tempt all visitors. At 2020 Art Gallery we are a dedicated to promoting Irish art and supporting Cork’s cultural identity by showing many local artists’ work. We welcome all art lovers from first time collectors and gift buyers to seasoned patrons and investors. Buying art starts at 2020 Art Gallery

2020 was born in July 2009 and started out as a small gallery in one of the country’s hubs of creativity, Ballydehob in West Cork. It didn’t take long to realize that demand from artists and collectors was such that a much bigger space was needed so I moved the gallery up to Cork City just before Christmas 2010.
Sharing and homing Irish artwork with the people of Cork and beyond is a wonderful, exciting thing to do every day. Having always believed in the value of chasing your passions I am lucky enough to be chasing mine!!"

All enquiries always welcome !

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday : 12 to 5pm

Mornings by appointment

7 days a week

2020 Art Gallery
Griffith House
North Mall
(Opposite The Gate Cinema)
+353 21 4391458


Lewis Glucksman Gallery

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Located at the main entrance to University College Cork on Western Road, the Glucksman is an award-winning building that includes display spaces, lecture facilities, a riverside restaurant and gallery shop.


Glucksman Gallery Cork


About Dr. Lewis Glucksman (1925 - 2006)
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is named in honour of Dr Lewis Glucksman. Dr. Glucksman was a successful investment banker and renowned philanthropist who with his wife, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, generously supported cultural and educational projects in Ireland and the US.
Loretta Brennan Glucksman is currently the Honorary Patron of the gallery.

Normal Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 2 – 5pm
Closed Mondays
Admission Free / Suggested donation €5`
The gallery spaces are closed to the public during exhibition changeover periods, three times a year.
The next changeover dates are: 24 July - 10 August 2017