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VISUAL ART: Finding Form – Selected Works from Kildare’s Municipal Art Collection

Friday 21st April, 2023 - 09:30 - Saturday 27th May, 2023 - 17:00

Admission Free

Come along and explore artwork from Kildare County Council’s Municipal Art Collection (MAC) established in the 1970’s. The collection normally displayed in public buildings across the county, has been revisited, and a selection of work has been especially curated for this exhibition.

A municipal collection is a body that is in the process of becoming and so, is not easily defined. The works chosen from the collection echo this feeling of flux, of taking form, the momentary becoming monumental through time and context and medium. Included among the selection are artworks by Niamh O’Malley, Isabel Nolan, Gillian Lawler, Shane Hynan, Emma Stroude, John Minihan, Seán Cotter, Rebecca Peart, John Behan, James Nolan, Derek A Fitzsimons and Dominic Turner.

This exhibition has been curated by Paula Barrett, the newest member of our Kildare Arts Service team. “This has been a great opportunity to get to know the works in the Kildare MAC, to take time to reflect on the purchasing policy and what it means to care for and interpret a municipal collection.”


Official opening Friday 21 April, 6:30pm – all welcome

As part of this exhibition there will also be a Free Panel Discussion on Thursday 11 May at 7pm and a Finding Form Art Workshop for adults on Thursday 25 May at 7pm. More details to follow.


McKenna Gallery

Friday 21 April – Saturday 27 May

Monday – Friday 9.30am-5pm | Saturday 10am-1pm

Admission Free


Image: Bread by Derek A. Fitzsimons


Friday 21st April, 2023 - 09:30
Saturday 27th May, 2023 - 17:00
Admission Free
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McKenna Gallery
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Riverbank Arts Centre
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Newbridge, Ireland
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