LIVE NETWORK: Donal Ryan in conversation with Dani Gill

Monaghan County Library Service, in association with the LIVE Network, present: An Evening with Donal Ryan – FREE event, but registration required – link here Thursday, 26th. November, 8pm Join acclaimed Irish author Donal Ryan as he discusses his latest novel Strange Flowers with writer and curator Dani Gill. The event will be 1 hour long, and attendees will have …

Kildare Arts Collective – ART FEEDS… the video artists

ART FEEDS… by Kildare Art Collective & Friends is a collaborative project developed as a platform to process and document our lives throughout these strange times, while creating an opportunity for communication, conversation and crossover between disciplines. 31 participating artists worked collaboratively exchanging ideas and working together using alternative methods of communication such as email, letter, carrier pigeon, phone calls, …

Some ‘deadly’ Hallowe’en Art with Marta

Riverbank Arts Centre invited artist Marta Golubowska to design  some ‘deadly’ Hallowe’en Arts and Crafts for families to try. Each video is about 15 minutes and suitable for a variety of ages – join Marta to make Mexican-inspired printed Sugar Skulls, Guatemalan Kites, Tinfoil Monsters and A Haunted House Lamp. Marta Golubowska is an artist living and working in Kildare. …

Pure Mental by Keith Walsh on National Tour!

++Due to the introduction of Covid 19 Level 5 restrictions, this tour will now take place in Summer 2021++ Riverbank Arts Centre presents the world premiere of Keith Walsh’s debut play,  Pure Mental,  originally due on national tour in November 2020, the world premiere and tour will now take place in Summer 2021. Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting, …

Kildare Readers Festival 2020 – all online!

Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you every year in October by Kildare County Library and Arts Service, culminating in busy closing weekend of events and activities at Riverbank Arts Centre.  The festival aims to connect readers with authors and artists, working to bring the very best from the world of literature to audiences through the provision of exciting, innovative …

Announcing our Momentum Award recipients

Announcing the five recipients of the very first Riverbank Arts Centre MOMENTUM AWARD (well, nine actually as two residencies are collaborative ones!). Congrats to all the artists/practitioners listed below – and also huge thanks to all the applicants and to our panel of independent assessors. The standard of the residency proposals was exceptionally high. We look forward to working these …

ART FEEDS… Video Tour of Exhibition

ART FEEDS…  Kildare Art Collective & Friends McKenna Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre 18th September – 24th October 2020 ART FEEDS… by Kildare Art Collective & Friends is a collaborative project developed as a platform to process and document our lives throughout these strange times, while creating an opportunity for communication, conversation and crossover between disciplines. 31 participating artists worked collaboratively …

Open Call for MOMENTUM AWARD

Introducing the MOMENTUM AWARD – Riverbank Arts Centre’s Artist Bursary and Residency Programme 2020 What is it? Riverbank Arts Centre invites applications from professional artists and creative practitioners to take part in a new artist support programme.  The five professional artists and creatives selected will be awarded a cash bursary (€2,000), support-in-kind and a working space (studio/venue space if required) …

Culture Night at Riverbank Arts Centre – Luka Bloom, Keith Walsh and ART FEEDS..

Luka Bloom, Keith Walsh and an exhibition by Kildare Art Collective featuring 31 artists – and all online – a Culture Night with a difference at Riverbank Arts Centre this year on Friday, 18th September. 6pm Online launch of ART FEEDS.. a  collaborative exhibition by Kildare Art Collective featuring the work of 31 artists, poets, musicians and writers.   Developed …

Covid 19 update and Autumn Programme news

STATEMENT by Venue Director In March 2020, following a government announcement, public buildings and arts centres closed their doors in a national effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus, Covid 19.  The impact of Covid 19 on the arts and culture sector is immense, its effects long-lasting and the sector will require much support to recover following the worst of …