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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September 2018

VISUAL ARTS: Brenda Kearney – The Great Work of Preserving

Saturday 1st September, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 13th October, 2018 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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‘I spend my time at the great work of preserving. Memory, as well as fruit, is being saved from the corruption of the clocks’ The Great Work of Preserving takes its title from a thesis of the same name, written last year to explore ideas of skill, knowledge and creativity in traditional food practices. It also asks how we consider and value this work - and how its value changes in the world at large. This exhibition, a practical development…

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VISUAL ARTS: The Breadwinner – an exhibition of stills and works-in-progress

Saturday 1st September, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 3rd November, 2018 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Breadwinner Cartoon Saloon

A selection of work-in-progress drawings alongside their final counterpart,  showcasing the work that goes in to this part of film creation. The Breadwinner is an award-winning  film by leading Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. Based on the bestselling novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner follows the empowering story of a young girl in Afghanistan. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. About Cartoon…

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