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.

Our Current Residency with The Creative Well is programmed for 2017 and part of 2018.

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January 2019

VISUAL ARTS: A Stitch in Time

Thursday 10th January, 2019 - 10:00 - Saturday 23rd February, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This exhibition is made up of a collection of 19 colourful quilts designed and made by 41 children (some as young as seven years old!), as part of Creative Sewing classes with Kildare designer Aideen Cross. The quilts come in all shapes and sizes. Included in this exhibition is an impressive 3D quilt creation entitled Tree of Life, which depicts the life cycle of a tree from a tiny seed. The Free to Dream quilt is a large quilted parasol…

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VISUAL ARTS: Creative Well – Creating Space

Saturday 12th January, 2019 - 10:00 - Saturday 16th February, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Creative Well presents Creating Space An exhibition of works from The Open Studio The Creative Well arts and wellbeing project has run Open Studio at the Riverbank Arts Centre for the past five years facilitating an inclusive space for adults interested in visual art. At the weekly sessions, an experienced facilitator has been on hand to support participants to follow their own creative journey and work in whatever experimental ways they wish and attend when their schedule allows. The…

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March 2019

VISUAL ARTS: SEE HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD – exploring animal and human vision

Saturday 2nd March, 2019 - 10:00 - Sunday 28th April, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This exhibition provides opportunities for exploring children’s creative and imaginative potential in Visual Art with a particular emphasis on Visual Art and Science education (STEAM). Four interactive prototype helmets are on display as part of this exhibition, which are a combination of students and children’s ideas coming together to solve a particular problem, in this case how to construct an optical device exploring the art of perception. Come and try on these helmets to see how a bee, a jumping…

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