Pat Curran is a recent MA graduate in painting from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin. He is an early school leaver from a working class background, who found his way back into the formal education system in early middle age. Through painting, he has found a voice that is both
Join authors Kim Newman and Maura McHugh as they take a look at the classic horror novels. Why have they endured - and why do they still scare us? Kim and Maura will also talk about how literature from the horror genre has influenced their own work and how classic monsters are continually re-imagined for
Doireann Ni Groighair holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in London. Solo exhibitions include After the Excess, Basement Gallery, Dundalk 2009. Her work is included in the special collection of Chelsea College of Art Library and The University of Ulster’s Permanent Collection; as well as private collections worldwide. Doireann's work
Artist Talk with Isobel Egan, Frances McDonald and Alice Casey and Cian Deegan Join us for an evening of artist talk, inspired by Isobel Egan’s Inside Out Exhibition and the Year of Design 2015. Inside Out: Isobel Egan will discuss how her work draws parallels between the physical and the emotional aspects of life. Material
Waking The Feminists is a movement campaigning for a sustained policy for inclusion, equal championing and advancement of women artists, and economic parity for all working in the theatre. We, the Kildare chapter of Waking the Feminists, are holding an informal gathering for Women's Christmas January 6th 2016, and were wondering if you would like
Ireland's best known astronomer and editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine, David Moore explores the universe. We start at the Sun, its family of planets, asteroids and comets, looking at where life might exist. Looking out into the wider universe to see where the billions of Earth-like planets are and how the stars and planets came
The O’Modhráin Private Collection Revealed Exhibition Launch and lecture on Éamonn O’Modhráin on 28th February, Launch 6.30 Lecture 7.30 (by Robert Doyle) Discovered by chance by family member Robert Doyle, Athgarvan in 2010 while clearing out an attic, the O’Modhráin family’s documents and personal effects are a collection of historical items which give a unique
The Creative Well presents: Artists Emma Finucane, Louise Peat and Chloe Brennan in discussion on practice and printmaking in contemporary art, Ireland. 10am – 1pm. Monday 16th May, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge County Kildare. Artists Emma Finucane, Louise Peat and Chloe Brennan will talk about their practice and open up questions about contemporary printmaking in
The work in Eoin O’Malley's exhibition Borderland illustrates how much he has achieved in the past eight years since starting to paint with in 2008. In this behind the scenes presentation Eoin will show a short film about himself and his journey as an artist, demonstrating how he paints holding his brushes in his mouth.
Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you by Kildare County Library and Arts Service. This Years Festival runs from 14th to 16th October. Their ethos is to connect readers with authors and artists, working to bring the very best from the world of literature to their audiences through the provision of exciting, innovative and accessible events.
As part of Riverbank Art Centre's First Fortnight programme The Creative Well will be in conversation with artists and participants who work with and deliver arts and wellbeing projects in Co. Kildare. We will look at the work of three specific projects that promote mental and physical wellbeing in the county. These projects are ongoing
Combining humour and pathos, Creaking examines the everyday challenges and pressures on the mental health of older people in Irish society through the eyes of 79 year-old indomitable Rita. Presented as a staged reading, Creaking is a unique movement documentary for theatre that combines original text, with an improvised vocal score.This immersive theatre event will
Throughout 2017 "This Must Be The Place" will present artist talks free of charge and open to the public in McKenna Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre. Our artist talks will be tailored to people who are new to contemporary art as well as those who have experience with contemporary art. So treat yourself! It is
Due to popular demand we've added a second date for Michael Harding. Michael Harding is one of Ireland's most distinctive writers and storytellers and his recent memoirs Staring at Lakes and Hanging with the Elephant have touched a chord with audiences throughout the country. Now he returns to Riverbank with his latest book, Talking to
Michael Harding is one of Ireland's most distinctive writers and storytellers and his recent memoirs Staring at Lakes and Hanging with the Elephant have touched a chord with audiences throughout the country. Now he returns to Riverbank with his latest book, Talking to Strangers and to ruminate on his life over the past 18 months,
Throughout 2017 The Creative Well will present artist talks free of charge and open to the public in McKenna Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre. Our artist talks will be tailored to people who are new to contemporary art as well as those who have experience with contemporary art. So treat yourself! It is always enjoyable
Diarmuid Gavin presents an evening of fun in the beds and borders, taking you on a romp through his adventures in the wonderful world of gardening, revealing some mischievous antics at the Chelsea Flower Show and regaling with stories about the history of outdoor design around the globe, from Gnomes to Flying Gardens!