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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …