Wednesday, 25 November 2009



Went to the Lavit Gallery this morning to see the retrospective honouring the work and memory of the much loved local artist and teacher John O'Leary.

Got a great welcome from the two ladies downstairs, busily assembling the Christmas show, and enjoyed my visit, surprised at the space and light available in the upstairs section (see photo).

The Lavit is owned and administered by the Cork Arts Society and is the city’s longest established gallery, catering to the first time buyer and seasoned collector alike, with prices to suit all budgets.

There are some striking items in the exhibition assembled to honour John O'Leary. It deserves a second visit but, on first viewing, the favourites of this amateur were the John Burke sculpture entitled Black Forest Sunset, the two Catriona O’Leary works Morning Light and Path Runs Through, Vivienne Roche’s Light 1 and 2 along with the Glencar Series II 1998 by the master himself.

The show closes on the 28th so you’ll have to hurry. Check out the gallery’s website for future exhibitions. For map see:

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