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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October 2018

VISUAL ARTS: IN-SITES/ÓN CHEAPACH

Friday 19th October, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Our current age has been described as the Anthropocene period, an era defined by the extensive human impact on the environment which affects our world's climate, lands, oceans and wildlife. IN-SITES/ÓN CHEAPACH curated by Denise Reddy, features the work of Monica de Bath, Lisa Fingleton and Gareth Kennedy. The exhibition explores how, in different ways, the artists address our relationship with a constantly changing environment. New and existing work reflects on the role of art and ecological practices in highlighting…

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November 2018

VISUAL ARTS: Keywords

Wednesday 7th November, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 22nd December, 2018 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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‘Keywords’ is a series of drawings that reflect on childhood recollections of school days in 1980s Ireland. Memory, place and identity are themes Anne Marie continues to explore in her studio. In this exhibition, Anne Marie uses drawing to investigate memories of her primary school days in St. Michael’s, Athy Co. Kildare. This exhibition is an attempt to (re)connect with her own childhood with the intention of evoking empathy and in some way relate to the world children live in…

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