Olivier Cornet Gallery

3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland


087 288 7261

Tues to Friday: 11am - 6pm (8pm on Thurs)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon - 5pm

Located at 3 Great Denmark Street in the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, the heart of Georgian Dublin, the Olivier Cornet Art Gallery is today one of Ireland's most dynamic modern & contemporary fine art galleries.

We represent accomplished and exciting Irish and international visual artists working in a variety of media such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fine prints and digital art.

Our Irish art gallery, sometimes referred to as The OCG, hosts solo exhibitions as well as curated group shows.

We also organise unique exhibition-related events, in collaboration with other top arts centres, reputable curators, innovative cultural workers and other protagonists of Ireland's rich artistic landscape (such as musicians, poets and storytellers) in Dublin's city centre and beyond: Co. Laois, Limerick, Belfast (Wexford, Galway and Cork next?).

Check out the Exhibitions page for more information on our current show and upcoming exhibitions.

You'll find our News page quite informative as well with our latest tweets. Our Links page contains useful and reliable references about the arts in our area (Dublin 1), and in the capital city and in Ireland in general.

You can also have a look at our Videos page which contains links to a selection of short films featuring our artists, previous exhibitions, and talks.

We look forward to your visit; our friendly gallery is located in what we believe is the best area of Dublin 1: The world-famous Dublin Writers Museum, James Joyce Centre and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (and its must-see Francis Bacon Studio) are all just a stone's throw away from us. Other renowned organisations in the neighbourhood include Poetry Ireland, The Dublin Writers Centre and the much respected Fighting Words.

Admission to the gallery and to its exhibitions is always free.


"The Olivier Cornet Gallery is the most honest gallery in Dublin. Its artists are true artists and he the finest, most professional curator I have met in a long time. An exciting place for the exchange of ideas, where there are many divergent views. Go and buy from this gallery!" Constance Short (artist, arts organiser and cultural conduit), on her twitter account, February 2018

"Every visit to Dublin's cultural quarter should start ... and finish here!

Whether you like the past and you are an old buildings aficionado or interested in learning a place (and a time...) through its living artists or if, like me, you are into both, you are in the right place. If you catch it at a time of some quirky activity like a workshop or storytelling, even better. This gallery is one of a kind. That's the sort of place I look for in every city I visit. It usually comes in the guise of a local market, a bookshop or cafe, but this is actually a gallery!"

January 2018. From one of our overseas visitors. See more testimonials on TripAdvisor

"Olivier Cornet has a knack for curating good thematic shows, allowing artists to affiliate their work to a subject". Aidan Dunne, from "The best art exhibitions this week – from 2°C in Dublin to Outposts in Cork", The Ticket, The Irish Times newspaper, December 2017

"The art world is all about connections, so how do you go about opening those up beyond the chosen few? The annual Visual Artists Ireland Get Together has the answer, and its Speed Curating event is an energetic meet up where serendipities may begin. One such was when Dublin gallerist Olivier Cornet met Muireann Ní Chonaill, the Co Laois arts officer, and the idea of a joint exhibition was born." Gemma Tipton, 'The Meeting', 'The best art shows to spend time with this week', The Irish Times, 16 August 2017.

"Community engagement and cultural advocacy are the terms that describe the currency of the progressive commercial gallery. Olivier Cornet is an integral part of this new wave". From 'The French new wave, Gerry Walker welcomes an alternative to the conventions of gallery management in the work of Olivier Cornet', Irish Arts Review magazine, Summer edition, June-August 2016.

"This is a lively, thoughtful group show, first shown in the Vue and now given the space it deserves. Annika Berglund, Michelle Byrne, Conrad Frankel, Hugh Cummins, Jordi Fornies, John Fitzsimons, Jason Lowe, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Yanny Petters, Kelly Ratchford and Adrienne Symes explore memories of childhood and children’s games. With texts in response by young writers in collaboration with Fighting Words, the creative writing centre established by Seán Love and Roddy Doyle." Aidan Dunne, [about our group show 'Hopscotch' first presented at VUE Art Fair 2015], in 'Going out: The best of what’s on this week, The Ticket, The Irish Times, Sun, Jan 3, 2016

"The truly radical work of art is the one that offers you something to hold on to in the midst of the flux of possibility." The late Robert Hughes, leading art critic and writer.

'Why are art galleries important?' by Jason Landry (gallery owner, collector, photographer and writer)

'Art galleries: the last refuge of the cultural window-shopper' by Andrew Frost (art critic, broadcaster and writer)

"Galleries are the place to see artists before they hit the museums. Good gallerists are innovators who recognize talent and support that. But it's important to remember that the public is a key part of this." (Caryn Coleman)

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