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Cork City and County have some very interesting Art Galleries , most of whom sell to the general public.
As well as the indoor galleries, local artists gather at the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery on Saturday Mornings and hang their work on the railings of the gallery. (Weather Permitting) This art is for sale.
This article deals with a number of Art shops and galleries that you might like to visit when you are in Cork CityWhile opening times are listed below it would be worth phoning the gallery ahead of time if you are seriously interested in making a purchase just to ensure that it will be open.
For anyone living outside Cork County you will need to put 021 in front of the 7 digit phone no.
For anyone living outside of Ireland you will need to put 00 353 21 in front of the 7 digit phone no.
For example to phone Crawford Municipal Art gallery from outside Cork County it will be 021 4273377 or from outside of the Country 00 353 21 4273377
Each premises has 1 or 2 asterisks after its name:
3 asterisks denote that this premises is right in the city centre
2 asterisks denote that this premises is very near city centre i.e a short walk.
|Gallery Name||Type||Address||Web||Opening hours||Phone|
|Tigh Filí*** (pronounced Tig-Filly) English translation 'House of the poet'. Artwork by local artists can be viewed and purchased. Very small gallery||Gallery+Shop||Now renting space in the foyer of the Cork Arts Theatre at Camden Court, Carrolls Quay. Across the river from Opera House||www.tighfili.com||Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm||4509274|
|Crawford Municipal Art Gallery*** Cork Citys main public art gallery. Nice Café too.||Gallery+Café||Emmet Place.||www.crawfordartgallery.com||Mon-Sat, 10am-5 pm Admission is free.||4273377|
|La Galerie*** Very small ground floor gallery near the tourist office||Commercial||32 Grand Parade||Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm Sat 10am - 5pm. Closed for lunch 1:30 -2:30pm||4277376|
|Fenton Gallery** Lovely old mill building. Bright and airy. Gallery on ground floor.||Commercial||Wandesford Quay (Off Washington Street)||www.artireland.net||Tue-Sat 10.30am - 6pm||4315294|
|Buckley Fine Art** Small gournd floor gallery near rear of Court House. Regular aquisition changes. Worth a visit.||Commercial||2 Fenns Quay||www.buckleyfineart.com||Tue to Sat 10.30am to 6pm.||4223577|
|Triskel *** A beautiful art space in the centre of Cork. Admission Free. Small café. David Hockney exhib.until 17th March'07||Gallery+Café||Tobin Street (off Grand Parade) The entrance is in a laneway right beside the SINGER shop.||www.triskelartscentre.com||Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5 pm. Saturday opens at 12pm||4272022|
|Shaw Gallery** A small ground floor gallery with regular aquisition changes.||Commercial||23 Washington Street West. (Careful there is also a number 23 on Washington street East)||www.shawgallery.ie||Mon-Fri 10:30am to 5:30pm. Variable opening times Sun, phone them.||4905944|
|Savoy Art Gallery** A tiny ground floor gallery. Mainly local artists.||Commercial||14 Lancaster Quay (extension of Washington St.)||Unknown||Unknown||4274754|
|Gallery 44** Large Ground floor gallery, selling mostly prints. Also a framing buisness and some antique furniture.||Commercial||44a McCurtain Street||Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm. Closes 5pm on Sat.||4501319|
|Cork Vision Centre** Gallery housed in the famous St.Peters Church. Much more use could be made of this interesting space.||Gallery+Café||St. Peter's, North Main Street||www.corkvisioncentre.com||Tue-Sat, 10 am-5 pm||4279925|
|Lavit Gallery** A very pleasant ground floor and 1st floor art space. Staff- Pleasant||Commercial||5 Father Matthew Street||www.thelavitgallery.com||Tue-Sat, 10.30am – 6pm||4277749|
|The Vanguard Gallery*** A very pleasant 1st floor gallery right in the middle of the City. Worth a peek.||Commercial||Carey’s Lane. It's entrance is right beside the shop called YESTERDAYS||www.vangardgallery.com||Thursday & Friday 10.30 to 5.30.Saturday 11 to 3||4278718|
|Glucksman Gallery** A very pleasant Art Space just inside the main gates of UCC. Admission Free||Gallery+Café||UCC, Western Road||www.glucksman.org||Tue – Sat 10am– 5pm. Late night Thu until 8pm. Sun 12 – 5pm. Closed Mon.||
|The Lee Gallery** Ground floor space selling a mix of prints and originals. Website has not been found yet.||Commercial||Lavitts Quay||unknown||unknown||4275204|