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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April 2022

VISUAL ART: The Ballad of a Care Centre

Saturday 30th April, 2022 - 10:00 - Saturday 28th May, 2022 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A visual art and audio installation by Kildare artist John Conway, translated from his innovative theatre work of the same name, The Ballad of a Care Centre weaves together the life stories of older men and women from the Naas area to form a new narrative which is presented under both a nostalgic and critical lens. This reimagining of the theatre work is presented in a unique listening and viewing experience in the McKenna Gallery at the Riverbank Arts Centre.…

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May 2022

VISUAL ART: Dwellings – Gráinne Bath Enright

Thursday 5th May, 2022 - 09:30 - Saturday 28th May, 2022 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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D W E L L I N G S  is a new print exhibition in our Foyer Gallery, by artist Gráinne Bath Enright. Gráinne's artwork explores a sense of place and the natural world, urban landscapes and the connections we have to these places, pulling on their history, folklore and the environment. "From the streets to the sky, I’ve always been interested in the spaces we dwell, the places that we create stories around, and the symbolism they hold. Birds have…

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June 2022

VISUAL ART: PopUpArt Newbridge

Thursday 2nd June, 2022 - 09:30 - Saturday 25th June, 2022 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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PopUpArt Newbridge will be popping up all over Newbridge, including an exhibition in the Foyer Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre,  to coincide with June Fest . "We are delighted to be invited back to the Riverbank where a collaboration of 20 Local Artists will showcase their work from June 2nd – 25th" Curator, Eilis Kavanagh.  Drop in to enjoy the work of this collective of talented local artists, with the option to purchase a unique piece of original art for yourself…

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VISUAL ART: Normal

Friday 3rd June, 2022 - 09:30 - Saturday 2nd July, 2022 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Admission Free

normal /ˈnɔːm(ə)l/  Following the success of ‘Small Steps’, outdoor exhibition for June Fest 2021, Kildare Art Collective returns with an exhibition of new work, 'Normal', bringing the collective back within the walls of the McKenna Gallery. For this show, artists interpret what Normal means to them. Featuring a diverse range of media such as video, painting, sculpture and textiles, these works examine concepts of the everyday, family, climate, justice, politics and more. Official opening Saturday 4 June @ 5pm -…

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