About the Gallery
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.
About Dr. Lewis Glucksman (1925 - 2006)
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is named in honour of Dr Lewis Glucksman. Dr. Glucksman was a successful investment banker and renowned philanthropist who with his wife, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, generously supported cultural and educational projects in Ireland and the US.
Loretta Brennan Glucksman is currently the Honorary Patron of the gallery.
Board of Directors
Dr. Michael Murphy, President UCC, ex-officio
In February 2007, Dr Michael Murphy became President of University College Cork. Dr Murphy's external leadership roles have included membership of many international and domestic professional organisations, including government and industrial advisory panels. His board membership has included the Irish Health Service Executive and the Health Research Board of Ireland.
Paula Cogan is Global Director of Sales EMEA, The Doyle Collection. Her role includes key account management of a selection of the top US Multinational companies based in Ireland, as well the development of a comprehensive sales and marketing strategy for the hotel. She is a graduate of University College Cork and regularly travels to the USA, China, UK and Europe promoting Cork as a destination. She is involved in a number of organisations in Cork serving on the boards of Cork Chamber of Commerce, the Cork Convention Bureau and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Dr. Brian Fay is an artist and educator. His work is in the National Drawing Collection, and the collections of The Crawford Art Gallery, Dublin Institute of Technology, Office of Public Works and private collections. He lectures in Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He recently completed a practice led PhD at the University of Northumbria on Drawing, Temporality and the Museum. He is the winner of the 2014 Derwent International Drawing Prize.
Prof. Caroline Fennell is Senior Vice President Academic and Registrar at University College Cork. She has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching and was a founder member of the Board of Women's Studies and MA in Women's Studies in UCC, and also a founder member and co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC (2006-8). She was Chair of Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences from 2009-2012. She was appointed by the Minister to the newly established merged Irish Research Council in 2012.
Dr. Nicholas Fox Weber is a writer, curator and and the Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. He is the author of fourteen books, and has written extensively about art and literature as well as curating many notable exhibitions at major museums worldwide. He is the founding Director of the American Friends of Le Korsa, a non-profit organisation that assists with medical care and education in Senegal. He is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and an honorary doctor of University College Cork.
Bridie Hartnett, Secretary
Stuart McLaughlin, Chairperson, is the EMEA lead for GooglersGive, Google’s employee social responsibility programme. His team supports Googlers to use their skills, talents and resources to have an extraordinary impact on themselves and the world, thus empowering Googlers to give back and engage with the community in a meaningful way through a variety of employee giving and volunteering programs. Before joining Google, he was Chief Executive of Business to Arts from 2007 to 2014. As well as Chairperson of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, he is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Humanities Institute at UCD. He was awarded the Fundraising Ireland Fundraiser of the Year Award in 2010 and was a recipient of the Arthur Guinness Fund for his work on Ireland’s only crowdfunding platform www.fundit.ie.
Lawrence O'Hana Biography coming soon.
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is committed to good governance and the organisation has adopted the HEA/IUA Governance Code.
The organisation keeps detailed financial records, maintains strict financial controls and is transparent in its audited financial statements. The most recent statement of audited accounts is available here.
The organisation complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its Memorandum of Association which is available for download here.
Fiona Kearney, Director
Chris Clarke, Senior Curator
Tadhg Crowley, Curator of Education
Rachel Hobbs, Retail and Development Manager
Damian Jones, Administrator
Ellen Byrne, Facilitator
Sarah McAuliffe, Facilitator
Cillian Moynihan, Facilitator
Killian O'Dwyer, Facilitator
The museum offers curatorial internship opportunities related to various strands of the Glucksman's artistic programme. These project-led placements are awarded on the basis of an advertised application process. Ongoing internship opportunities are available to UCC students through the UCC Works programme. Find out more about gallery internships here.
There are no positions currently available at the museum.