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 …

SING ME TO THE SEA – at home!

**Update 21st August: Due to the extension of local lockdown announced at 6pm today, Riverbank and Anna Newell Theatre Adventures  are unable to present the planned performances of Sing Me To The Sea in County Kildare. We are presenting some performances in neighbouring counties (Dublin, Louth, Meath, Carlow) the week of 24th – 28th August. To start the booking process, please …

Stop Motion Animation – workshop & some great short animations

We are delighted to be working with Kildare artist Michelle McBride to present Stop Motion Animation workshops for young people aged 11-13 years. Using story boarding, set and character design and open source software, participants will create a short stop motion animation about what the future might look like as a result of natural and man made climate change. Outline …

What do YOU think?

Our doors may still be closed but we are continuing to plan and programme events and we are supporting artists to create new work. As we prepare to reopen, we would like to hear from YOU. Please help us by filling out this short survey .  The survey is anonymous, so be as honest as you like. Just a reminder that …