OPEN CALL – Artist Incubation Space

The Creative Well presents ARTIST INCUBATION SPACE Part IV AN OPEN CALL OUT Incubation space availability: 6th – 23rd of August 2019 Do you need more space to develop your artwork? This is an opportunity for an artist / or arts collective to use the McKenna Art Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre as their own studio from the 6th to …

OPEN CALL – HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS II

Open Call  – Kildare based Artists Riverbank Arts Centre is looking for expressions of interest from Kildare-based artists  for Home Is Where The Art Is II;  a youth arts project. About the Project Now in it’s second year, Home Is Where The Art Is is a youth-led project, matching professional artists with schools and youth groups across Kildare to encourage …

Open Artists Incubation Space

McKenna Gallery will be open this week from 12.30 – 1.30 Tuesday to Friday, giving members of the public an opportunity to see artists Michelle McBride and Caoimhe McGuckin at work and discover a little about the creative process of making art. Please call to the main reception desk to sign in before visiting the gallery.

Artist Talk with Denis Kelly STRUCTURE/VOID

On Thursday 15th December, artist Denis Kelly will be present at the McKenna Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre to discuss his practice and his current exhibition Structure/Void. The conversation will touch on the subjects of the artists’ path, history of hard edge painting, the process of developing an idea, the painting practice itself and the gallery space and site specificity – …

Structure / Void Opening

Join us this Friday, 11th November, from 6.30pm for the opening of Structure / Void, an exhibition of new works by artist Denis Kelly. The exhibition incorporates a site specific wall painting and a series of abstract paintings characterised by hard edge colour motifs, predominantly painted flat on wooden surfaces. The paintings explore light, form and space in a playful …

Creative Well Programme of Events

We are delighted to once again host The Creative Well for a number of visual arts workshops and events throughout May. What is The Creative Well? The Creative Well supports health and wellbeing through the arts within local communities. Previous participants have remarked on how participation in this programme has added interest to their lives and also helped them to …

Deadly Moons and Marvellous Mars Exhibition Launch

Join us for launch of Deadly Moons and Marvellous Mars Exhibition on Saturday 20th February at 1pm. The Deadly Moons and Marvellous Mars exhibition is a celebration of the wonder of the celestial bodies that lie beyond our skies! Deidre Kelleghan is an Astronomer, Artist and Educator. She invents and enacts creative workshops to help children understand our solar system …

Joy to the World Exhibition Launch

Join us for mince pies and other tasty treats for the official launch of Joy to the World on Saturday 5th December at 1pm. This intimate exhibition, curated by Susan Boyle,  comprises beautifully hand crafted Nativity scenes made from wood, precious metals, felt and even bread dough, alongside other seasonal artefacts. Now in its eight year, the collection includes items …

Visual Arts: INSIDE OUTSIDE Exhibition Opening

Join us on Saturday 7th November at 6pm for the official opening of INSIDE OUTSIDE, a new exhibition of work by ceramic sculptor Isobel Egan in McKenna Gallery. The exhibition will be opened by Dr. Audrey Whitty, Ph.D. who has been Keeper of the Art and Industrial Division (Decorative Arts and History), National Museum of Ireland since January 2015. EMERGING …