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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November 2019

VISUAL ART: The State of RoY

Saturday 9th November, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 20th December, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From lines on maps to drinking coffee, knowledge and power are integral to this work. The State of RoY, the first solo exhibition by Michelle McBride, explores entrenched notions of history, tradition and destruction. What is now the Republic of Yemen has had a long and changeable history. Yemen borders the entrance of ‘The Gates of Tears’, the route from the Arabian Sea, through the Red Sea and onto the Suez Canal. Beginning with the region’s tumultuous and rich history,…

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VISUAL ART: THE FAERIE TAILOR

Friday 15th November, 2019 - 10:00 - Saturday 21st December, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Faerie Tailor exhibition is a journey into tiny, magical worlds created by artist, Emily Bazeley. The artwork in this exhibition has been crafted from natural materials which have been found on forest floors, in gardens, on beaches, and also in places where you would not expect to find faerie inspiration, including city streets and car parks. There is an abundance of detail in work - the more you look, the more you will see - prepare to be enchanted…

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