Art Galleries around Cork are well-known throughout the country for the unique artist displays, sculptures, and pictures amongst many more. Visit the city's many exciting galleries such as the Crawford Art Gallery which has over 2000 fabulous displays throughout the building. Irish, European and International paintings and sculptures can be seen up close, whereby you as a visitor can get a feel for the processes that went into creating these wonderful works of art.
Cork is home to many Galleries. A day, or more, can be spent wandering through their permanent collections and their temporary exhibitions.
Crawford Art Gallery
A National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, it is dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary.Located in the heart of Cork city, beside the Opera House, the Gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. The permanent collection comprises over 2000 works, from eighteenth century Irish and European painting and sculpture to contemporary video installations.
St. Peter’s Cork
St Peter’s Cork is situated in the heart of the Medieval city and is Cork’s oldest church with parts of the building dating back to 12th century. Though no longer a religious venue, the building is still open to the public and is a wonderful place to visit, an oasis of culture and heritage in the centre of the city. The venue can also be hired for corporate events, private receptions and even wedding ceremonies!
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.
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
The Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, was opened by CIT in June 2010. This facility enables art and design students to have a professional environment in which to experience a full range of learning activities: exhibition, curation, engagement with audience, critical practice and exposure to the work of local, national and international artists. The building is part of the larger complex in Wandesford Quay developed by Cork City Council.
The Lavit Gallery, one of Cork's longest established gallery’s, is dedicated to promoting the work of artists who have achieved the highest artistic levels. 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.