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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.

Puffin Rock Habitats

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Welcome to Puffin Rock Habitats! A habitat is a place where an animal or plant lives. It provides all the food, water and shelter they need to survive. Join our young puffins Oona and Baba as they take you on a sensory journey into the different habitats that make up Puffin Rock! These habitats are

Admission Free

Patching Femininity – an exhibition by Olga Anacka

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In Patching Femininity, artist Olga Anacka explores and challenges visual representations of femininity and the female body in western culture. Comprising a dozen embroidered tapestries, this body of work is very personal, with images derived from the artist's memory and family archive, juxtaposed with symbolic representations of the feminine drawn from internet searches and commonplace

Admission Free

Patching Femininity – Artist Talk & Panel Discussion

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join visual artist Olga Anacka and guests for an evening of art and shared experience. Inspired by the themes woven through her solo exhibition Patching Femininity, Olga questions societal expectations associated with feminine values and invites visitors to an open discussion. In this honest conversation, the panel will elaborate on aspects of female representation and

Admission Free

Puffin Rock Habitats

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Welcome to Puffin Rock Habitats! A habitat is a place where an animal or plant lives. It provides all the food, water and shelter they need to survive. Join our young puffins Oona and Baba as they take you on a sensory journey into the different habitats that make up Puffin Rock! These habitats are

Admission Free

Patching Femininity – an exhibition by Olga Anacka

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In Patching Femininity, artist Olga Anacka explores and challenges visual representations of femininity and the female body in western culture. Comprising a dozen embroidered tapestries, this body of work is very personal, with images derived from the artist's memory and family archive, juxtaposed with symbolic representations of the feminine drawn from internet searches and commonplace

Admission Free

Patching Femininity – Artist Talk & Panel Discussion

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join visual artist Olga Anacka and guests for an evening of art and shared experience. Inspired by the themes woven through her solo exhibition Patching Femininity, Olga questions societal expectations associated with feminine values and invites visitors to an open discussion. In this honest conversation, the panel will elaborate on aspects of female representation and

Admission Free

Puffin Rock Habitats

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Welcome to Puffin Rock Habitats! A habitat is a place where an animal or plant lives. It provides all the food, water and shelter they need to survive. Join our young puffins Oona and Baba as they take you on a sensory journey into the different habitats that make up Puffin Rock! These habitats are

Admission Free

Patching Femininity – an exhibition by Olga Anacka

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In Patching Femininity, artist Olga Anacka explores and challenges visual representations of femininity and the female body in western culture. Comprising a dozen embroidered tapestries, this body of work is very personal, with images derived from the artist's memory and family archive, juxtaposed with symbolic representations of the feminine drawn from internet searches and commonplace

Admission Free

Patching Femininity – Artist Talk & Panel Discussion

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join visual artist Olga Anacka and guests for an evening of art and shared experience. Inspired by the themes woven through her solo exhibition Patching Femininity, Olga questions societal expectations associated with feminine values and invites visitors to an open discussion. In this honest conversation, the panel will elaborate on aspects of female representation and

Admission Free