D W E L L I N G S

We are delighted to welcome Gráinne Bath Enright and her exhibition D W E L L I N G S to our Foyer Gallery in Riverbank Arts Centre, which runs from 5 May – 28 May 2022. D W E L L I N G S is an exhibition of selected prints which explore a sense of place and the …

Riverbank Arts Centre – MUSIC BURSARY – applications open!

Riverbank Arts Centre invites applications from professional musicians (of all genres) for a music artist support programme.  The primary objective of the Riverbank Arts Centre Music Bursary is to provide opportunities for Kildare-based professional musicians to develop their practice and/or to create and develop new work. Four bursaries are available as part of this programme – each comprising a cash bursary (€2500) …

Special Screening for Ukraine – OLGA

We have a special screening in support of Ukraine on Wednesday 6 April – OLGA, a new film about a young female Ukrainian gymnast forced to train in exile, from debut director Elie Grappe. We will be joined by special guests Sofia Syvak and Marharyta Chemer, two Ukrainian nationals in their 20s who moved to Kildare for their safety a few …

VISUAL ARTS: Meet Uli in The Labyrinth!

Artist Ulrike Liebetrau will be hosting tours of The Labyrinth on Saturday 2 & Saturday 23 April from 10am-3pm – free, all ages welcome. The Labyrinth exhibition is an immersive installation inviting you to “get lost in art” and to enter an illuminated space filled with rich colour and light. The pieces are inspired by the beauty of nature and …

Launch of The Lonsdale Project film

Born in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971)  was a crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public.  In 2020, theatre company Super Paua harnessed an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, to create an engaging piece …

Post-Primary Schools Programme – Spring Edition!

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to present a new programme for Post Primary Schools this Spring which includes a range of online interactive events/workshops and a return to live events and activities in our theatre. LIVE PERFORMANCE: A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS (23 March) Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre bring …

Cinema screenings in February!

We have some wonderful cinema screenings coming up in February. First up is Dream Horse  (7 Feb) starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis – the true story of a Welsh village that bought a racehorse. Two of Us (14 Feb) is Filippo Meneghetti’s debut drama, featuring a love story of two women in their 70s. Spencer (21 Feb) Pablo Larraín’s highly …

Spring Primary School Programme Launched

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to present a new programme for Primary Schools this Spring which includes a range of online interactive events/workshops and a return to live events in our theatre. LIVE PERFORMANCES: We have a fabulous show with music and puppetry to welcome you and your class back to Riverbank Arts Centre – A VERY OLD MAN WITH …

VISUAL ART: Invisible Cords – introduction by Clodagh Kelly

‘Invisible Cords’ is a collection of artwork developed by Kildare based Visual Artist Clodagh Kelly over the last ten years.  Clodagh uses drawing, mixed media and natural materials to explore health, landscape, healing and form in space.  This exhibition draws from three bodies of artwork ‘Scratched Room’, ‘Cruel Nature’ and ‘Boundaries’ allowing the underlying invisible cords that resonate between the …