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

Useful links about Parnell Square, the art scene, networks, resources & art organisations

On the Olivier Cornet Gallery and its owner:

"Olivier Cornet has a knack for curating"... Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 16th December 2017

The French new wave (Summer 2016 edition of the Irish Arts Review Magazine) - Gerry Walker welcomes an alternative to the conventions of gallery management in the work of Olivier Cornet

About a certain John Toler also known as the Hanging Judge, who lived at 3 Great Denmark Street...

About the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter:

Can Parnell Square become Dublin’s cultural hot spot? An Irish Times article by Gemma Tipton with Maureen Kennelly of Poetry Ireland. We are mentioned in it!

Around Parnell Square (Originally called Rutland Square):

Belvedere College and the O'Reilly Theatre

Hotels on our street:
Belvedere Hotel
Castle Hotel, a very elegant hotel, only a few meters away from us (at the start of our street which begins as 'Gardiner Row' before changing to 'Great Denmark Street)
Hotel 7

Chapter one, one of the best restaurants in Dublin

Dublin CIty The Hugh Lane
(and the world famous Francis Bacon Studio)
Fishamble: The New Play Company (located just above us, at 3 Great Denmark Street)
Poetry Ireland
The Dublin Writers Museum
The Gate Theatre
The Irish Writers Centre (and their art collection)
The James Joyce Centre Dublin

The best promoters of culture and visual art (Dublin & Ireland)


Other top-class public galleries and museums in Dublin
Chester Beatty Library (which won the European Museum Award of the Year in 2002 and many other awards)
Douglas Hyde Gallery
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
National Gallery of Ireland (one of Europe's finest smaller art museums)
National Museum of Ireland
Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA)
Science Gallery Dublin
The Little Museum of Dublin (who have received charity status)

Dublin gallery map (with a downloadable and printable map), good to see admission-free commercial / private galleries like ours being treated on an equal footing with publicly funded galleries, for the benefit of all visitors and art lovers.

There are three major art colleges in Dublin:
Dublin Institute of Technology - Faculty of Applied Arts (DIT)
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology (IADT)
National College of Art and Design (NCAD)

The cities of Cork, Galway and Limerick also boast great art colleges and schools


Arts Management Ireland
Culture Ireland
Irish Times Ticket (weekly art listings)
IVARO (the Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation)
National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL), NCAD
The Arts Council
Visual Artists Ireland (the best support and information service available to visual artists in Ireland today).

Other links of interest

Many thanks to Rainbow Mile for including the Olivier Cornet Gallery in the list of gay-friendly businesses in Dublin

Dublin Decoded: A magical mix of history, art, art history, art and architecture, anecdote, detail, culture and social history. Discover or rediscover Dublin with a great tour guide, art historian and writer. Arran Henderson is a cultural collaborator we enjoy working with and learning from! Here is what he says about us.

Artists and curators, an interesting article by Noel Kelly, renowned curator and Director of Visual Artists Ireland (VAI)

OPW Arts Management: About the Irish State Art Collection and the Art Management Office at the OPW (Office of Public Works)

Scéalta Ealaíne: one of the best Irish art blogs by gallery artist Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Street art in Dublin: On the footsteps of Abestos, Maser and others.
Street art, a component or source of inspiration for some of our visual artists, like Kelly Ratchford

Printmaking: Wikipedia article about various techniques) :

Modern Art vs. Contemporary Art, what is the difference?

En français:
Portrait d’Olivier Cornet, Galeriste français à Dublin (Clichés magazine)
A propos de la galerie Olivier Cornet
Un Frenchie expose a Dublin
Vue 2014 et la galerie d'art Olivier Cornet: un galeriste français installé à Dublin (Irlande)
Rencontre avec Olivier Cornet, galeriste à Dublin (an interview conducted and filmed by Thomas Hubert aka Tom of 'Les Freres James')

Do not hesitate to contact us when looking for information about the visual arts in Ireland, we'll do our best to try and help.

"Our primary function is to create an emotion and our secondary function is to sustain that emotion". Alfred Hitchcock

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