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.
Upcoming Events › VISUAL ARTS
VISUAL ARTS: A Cast of Paintings – an exhibition by Brenda Brady
The most familiar space, the one that has been the stimulus for much artistic enquiry, be it visual or otherwise, has been the domestic. Our earliest and most formative experiences are shaped or re-framed at different times and for different reasons as a kind of ‘visual laboratory’. Brenda Brady A Cast of Paintings features small works on canvas made within a typical domestic atmosphere. The making process is imbued with a contemplative sensibility, looking and finding subtle variations, built up surfaces,…Find out more »
VISUAL ART: Kathleen Lonsdale – an exhibition by Maeve Clancy
Artist Maeve Clancy presents the working life of Newbridge-born scientist Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) through an immersive cut paper installation. The paper is combined with drawings, lighting and animation designed to take the visitor out of their world and into the extraordinary mind of Kathleen Lonsdale. The installation will allow audiences to follow this pioneer’s thought process, discoveries and scientific process, while looking at Lonsdale’s education, working life and achievements in science. Kathleen Lonsdale was an eminent scientist who helped to…Find out more »
VISUAL ART: Taking Care – Kildare Municipal Art Collection
Come along and explore artwork from Kildare’s Municipal Art Collection (MAC). The collection normally displayed in public buildings across the county, has been revisited, and a selection of work has been especially curated for this exhibition. A series of accompanying talks are planned to offer insights into the artworks and their makers, as together we investigate our county’s Municipal Art Collection. Kildare’s MAC was established through the Architects Department in the 1970s. Since that time, the Arts Service have continued…Find out more »