EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Normal by Kildare Art Collective

On Saturday 4 June Riverbank Arts Centre and Kildare Art Collective officially opened Normal with over one hundred guests in attendance.  Normal features the work of fifteen artists who are members of Kildare Art Collective. This exhibition presents the artists interpretation of Normal and what it means to them. It examines concepts of the everyday such as family, climate, justice, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pop-Up Gallery: KARE portraits by Claire Murphy

We are delighted to welcome KARE portraits by Claire Murphy to our Pop-Up Gallery in the Riverbank Arts Centre foyer from 22 October. This exhibition is a result of a collaborative project between artist Claire Murphy and KARE, an organisation that provides support to people who have an intellectual disability and their families. Between May and June 2021, the artist …

Culture Night at Riverbank Arts Centre

Riverbank Arts Centre will be open on Culture Night, Friday 17th September,  until 11:30pm! We have two wonderful exhibitions in our galleries at present – drop by and meet the artists: Quarantine Project by Patricio Cassinoni with Nyree Yergainharsian, 70 photos in 70 days,  made entirely at home while in lockdown during a global pandemic. You can book tours of the exhibition …

Tina Claffey introduces some of her favourite pieces in PORTAL

Tina Claffey loves to get ‘lost’ in the bogs, eskers and wetlands of Ireland with her macro lens. This solo show takes the viewer through a portal to other wondrous worlds that coexist with us. Lichens become enchanted forests, mystical goblets appear that are fit for otherworldly kings and queens. This beguiling photography exhibition  – which must close on 30th …

PopUpArt Newbridge in Foyer

We are delighted to welcome PopUpArt Newbridge and have 20 local artists exhibiting in our foyer from 12th -30th July. You can see the full list of participating artists, their artworks and a price list here.  One of the artists will be on hand each day during our opening hours – Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm –  to tell you more about the …

The Ballad of a Care Centre

Riverbank Arts Centre is one of the supporters of The Ballad of a Care Centre, an event taking place in June as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, to be performed to an audience of older people connected to the Naas area. The Ballad of a Care Centre is a contemporary theatre work for an audience of one, shared …

McKenna Gallery reopening with PORTAL by Tina Claffey

Riverbank Arts Centre is reopening our McKenna Gallery on Tuesday, 8th June to present PORTAL an exhibition by Tina Claffey, an award-winning nature photographer who has exhibited in the US, Botswana, Zambia and throughout Ireland. Tina Claffey loves to get ‘lost’ in the bogs, eskers and wetlands of Ireland with her macro lens. This solo show takes the viewer through …