Visual Arts

The aim of Riverbank Arts Centre’s Visual Arts Programme is to put the arts at the heart of Kildare life and people at the heart of the arts.

The Visual Arts programme works with professional artists in a range of art forms from the established media of painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking to moving image, new media, live art, design and architecture.

Exhibitions, projects, and events are selected and curated in-house by invitation and through an open selection process. Open Call’s for artists are published online, and through our various social media channels.

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November 2022

VISUAL ART: Dētrīmentum by Katie Whyte

Saturday 12th November, 2022 - 10:00 - Wednesday 21st December, 2022 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Admission Free

Dētrīmentum is a video and photographic installation by Kildare artist Katie Whyte. A Latin word meaning harm, loss, or damage, Dētrīmentum is an exploration of the journey of an object from an intact historical/archival piece, to an object that has fallen into disrepair and out of the collective memory. This installation focuses on presenting hidden and lost historical narratives in photographic form. Using new media glitching techniques, the detached narrative histories of these objects are interlaced with the code of…

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VISUAL ART: FIBRE Felted by Tamzen Lundy

Saturday 12th November, 2022 - 10:00 - Thursday 22nd December, 2022 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free Admission

Tamzen Lundy’s colourful exhibition FIBRE Felted introduces young people to the wonders and possibilities of felt making, the oldest textile making process in the world. Using 100% wool (and sometimes other natural fibres), soap and water plus rubbing, rolling and a little magic, the artist creates intriguing 2D and 3D objects and many familiar characters inspired by much-loved children’s books. The woollen textiles in FIBRE Felted are playful and experimental, the only tools required to create them are the artist’s…

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January 2023

VISUAL ART: A Daily Cloud by Chris Judge

Thursday 12th January, 2023 - 09:30 - Saturday 18th March, 2023 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Admission Free

A Daily Cloud is an interactive exhibition created by artist Chris Judge, based on his online cloud drawings. Chris started making the cloud drawings during the first Covid-19 lockdown in the Summer of 2020. He was spending a lot of time in the garden with his wife and young children, turning the garden into a little sanctuary for them to hang out in. Like many people, they were properly focusing on all the wonderful nature that surrounds us for the…

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