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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December 2015

Joy to the World Exhibition Launch

Saturday 5th December, 2015 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Join us for mince pies and other tasty treats for the official launch of Joy to the World on Saturday 5th December at 1pm. This intimate exhibition, curated by Susan Boyle,  comprises beautifully hand crafted Nativity scenes made from wood, precious metals, felt and even bread dough, alongside other seasonal artefacts. Now in its eight year, the collection includes items donated from consulates and embassies in Ireland and abroad alongside pieces specifically sourced for this exhibition. More than 30 countries…

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January 2016

Uchronia: An Exhibition by Sinead McDonald

Thursday 7th January, 2016 - 10:00 - Thursday 18th February, 2016 - 17:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

'Uchronia refers’ to a hypothetical or fictional time-period of our world, in contrast to altogether fictional lands or worlds. A concept similar to alternate history but different in the manner that uchronic times are not easily defined' – Wikipedia. These images form a series of real and alternate self-portraits, investigating how decisions, accidents, and circumstances can change us utterly. How do the things we do send us on different trajectories in life. How can something as trivial as a poster…

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Juniper: An Exhibition by Shona Shirley Macdonald

Saturday 9th January, 2016 - 10:00 - Tuesday 16th February, 2016 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

This fantastical exhibition by artist Shona Shirley Macdonald combines two atmospheric and richly detailed visual stories. The first is ‘Juniper’, which is a series of illustrations, depicting the protagonist Juniper and her companions searching through peculiar and threatening landscapes, trying to make sense of their world. First exhibited in Limavady, Northern Ireland in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, this is Shona’s first solo show. The second story is stop-motion animation ‘The Forest of Cake’, following the curious Grub…

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Sinead McDonald – Artist Talk

Friday 22nd January, 2016 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Uchronia and the Tachyonic Antitelephone both draw from Sinead's experience of grief and shame following the death of her son in 2000. She often uses her practice to explore this and other difficult and personal events, and has contributed to the First Fortnight mental health arts festival in the past, making two large scale pieces exploring public perceptions of mental health. Sinead will be joined by Eithne McAdam, visual arts curator with First Fortnight, for an informal discussion on these…

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Visual Arts: Juniper Opening

Saturday 23rd January, 2016 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Join us for a launch on Saturday 23rd December at 2pm – there will be a guided tour, illustration activities and treats. This fantastical exhibition by artist Shona Shirley Macdonald combines two atmospheric and richly detailed visual stories. The first is ‘Juniper’, which is a series of illustrations, depicting the protagonist Juniper and her companions searching through peculiar and threatening landscapes, trying to make sense of their world. First exhibited in Limavady, Northern Ireland in the Roe Valley Arts and…

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February 2016

Deadly Moons and Marvellous Mars Exhibition

Saturday 20th February, 2016 - Friday 1st April, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

With Deirdre Kelleghan The Deadly Moons and Marvellous Mars exhibition is a celebration of the wonder of the celestial bodies that lie beyond our skies! Deidre Kelleghan is an Astronomer, Artist and Educator. She invents and enacts creative workshops to help children understand our solar system and space exploration. Over the course of two of these workshops at Riverbank Arts Centre, Deirdre and the participating children will create a series of artworks inspired by their explorations of moons, Mars and…

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Éamonn Ó Modhráin 1881 – 1954 A Revolutionary Journey – Exhibition

Sunday 28th February, 2016 - Friday 18th March, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations presents: Road to Rebellion - Éamonn O’Modhráin, Kildare and the 1916 Rising The O’Modhráin Private Collection Revealed Exhibition Launch and lecture on Éamonn O’Modhráin on Sunday 28th February Launch 7pm Lecture 8pm by Robert Doyle. Discovered by chance by family member Robert Doyle, Athgarvan in 2010 while clearing out an attic, the O’Modhráin family’s documents and personal effects are a collection of historical items which give a unique insight into Irish nationalism at a…

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April 2016

Visual Arts: Little Stories Little Prints

Thursday 7th April, 2016 - Saturday 30th April, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Little Stories Little Prints is a 1916 Commemorative Visual Arts Project through the medium of Printmaking. The project was devised and coordinated by Pamela de Brí in collaboration with the Leinster Printmaking Studio in Clane. She was assisted by Margaret Becker, Director and Manager of the studio. Fifty Printmakers from eight Printmaking Studios around Ireland accepted an invitation to participate in the project, which aims to create awareness of little known events or incidents during or around the time of…

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Visual Arts: Ciarán Burke A Tree for a Scoodoo

Friday 8th April, 2016 - Sunday 22nd May, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Two projects by Ciaran Burke, oneTree365 and Scoodoos celebrate the beauty and importance of trees. oneTree365 documents one year in the life of a tree, 365 photographs of a grey willow growing on a quiet country lane in Mayo. On that same lane the first Scoodoo appeared. Twig and branch sculptures are representations of individual Scoodoos, tree spirits that are reaching out to humans for their help to save the planet and their message is simple; ‘We need more trees!’…

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May 2016

‘In Courage’ An exhibition of artwork by contemporary Irish artists Maria McKinney, Pat Curran, Doireann Ni Ghrioghair and Mary Fitzgerald

Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 - Friday 27th May, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Curated by Bairbe Sámh, Mary Crowe Trueman and Petrina Hanlon as part of the Creative Well Curation Project 2016. This Exhibition is free and open to the public. McKenna gallery is an art gallery situated down stairs at the Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge. It is free admission and open to the public. All welcome to come in and have a look!!! The curation project is an exciting new adventure in visual art in Kildare, bringing together a group of participants…

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The Creative Well: Drawing Workshop

Thursday 5th May, 2016 - Saturday 7th May, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Free three-day drawing workshop for adults: 10am to 1pm on 5th- 6th and 7th May 2016 People will all levels of ability are welcomed as the workshop is aimed at beginners and at those who have experience! Over three days’ artist Dominic Thorpe will bring participants through many fun exercises that introduce and explore various exciting ways of drawing, for example: expressive drawing, observational drawing, representational drawing and gestural drawing. On Friday the 6th we will work with a professional…

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The Creative Well: Printmaking Workshop

Thursday 12th May, 2016 - Saturday 14th May, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Free three-day printmaking workshop for adults: 10am to 1pm on 12th - 13th and 14th May People will all levels of ability are welcomed as the workshop is aimed at beginners and at those who have experience! Over three days’ artist Emma Finucane will bring participants through the monoprint, and drypoint printmaking process. Drypoint is one of the simplest forms of Intaglio printing, the artist works directly on to the plate to create scratched surface that can then be printed…

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Artist Talk: Printmaking in contemporary art, Ireland

Monday 16th May, 2016 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The Creative Well presents: Artists Emma Finucane, Louise Peat and Chloe Brennan in discussion on practice and printmaking in contemporary art, Ireland. 10am – 1pm. Monday 16th May, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge County Kildare. Artists Emma Finucane, Louise Peat and Chloe Brennan will talk about their practice and open up questions about contemporary printmaking in Ireland today. There will be open discussion between the artists and audience, chaired by Carolann Courtney (Arts and Wellbeing specialist in Kildare County Council) Artists…

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Visual Arts: Orla Barry Otherworldly

Friday 27th May, 2016 - Monday 4th July, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Orla is a painter whose work embraces the beauty of the natural world expressing its atmosphere of magic and enchantment. Inspiration for this exhibition has come from her most recent residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The fairytale aspect of the centre’s building and interiors and surrounding scenery appealed to Orla’s style of work and resonate with the essence of her paintings as their own individual mystical worlds. Orla Barry is an artist based in Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk. She…

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June 2016

Visual Arts: Gay Brabazon Ulysses

Thursday 2nd June, 2016 - Sunday 26th June, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

In an attempt to approach the un-approachable and go where the faint-hearted don’t go, Brabazon opened a pot of Quink ink, took a deep breath and dipped into James Joyce’s famous novel. 18 small images emerged and like a scattering of wedding pence, they invite you to take what you can catch and perhaps use it to enter the great adventure that is Ulysses. Gay Brabazon is a Curragh based visual artist. She studied at the National College of Art…

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July 2016

Visual Arts: Eoin O’Malley Borderland

Friday 8th July, 2016 - Saturday 30th July, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The essence of Eoin O’Malley’s work as a painter is the energy he transmits in all of his images. Eoin’s source material is often found in the mountainous landscape around his home in Baltinglass Co. Wicklow but also in looking at astronomical phenomena and images of the world as seen from above. The title work of this exhibition ‘Borderland’ reflects the place he has arrived in his journey as a painter and also alludes to his ambition for the future,…

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Meet the Artist: Eoin O’Malley

Saturday 16th July, 2016 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The work in Eoin O’Malley's exhibition Borderland illustrates how much he has achieved in the past eight years since starting to paint with in 2008. In this behind the scenes presentation Eoin will show a short film about himself and his journey as an artist, demonstrating how he paints holding his brushes in his mouth. Then the audience will be given an opportunity to try mouth painting themselves, might not be as easy as you'd think!

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August 2016

Visual Arts: The Ark presents The Beautiful Beasts

Saturday 27th August, 2016 - Saturday 8th October, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The Ark presents The Beautiful Beasts Visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures curated by The Ark especially for children. Amongst these quirky, loveable animals, you will find a flying horse, a tortoise with a secret story and a toucan in disguise! Created by leading Irish and international artists from materials ranging from bronze, woods, ceramics and steel, you can learn about the techniques used to create the artworks and feel samples of the materials used. The Beautiful Beasts…

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Visual Arts: Red Bird Youth Collective Claiming Space

Monday 29th August, 2016 - Saturday 1st October, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Claiming Space Red Bird Youth Collective A Galway Arts Centre National Tour, supported by The Arts Council. Claiming Space is a touring exhibition by Red Bird Youth Collective, a youth arts group based in Galway. Since its inception, Red Bird has been supporting creativity and claiming artistic space for young people in Galway, and now, nationally. Claiming Space showcases Red Bird's collaborative methodology, both with each other and with professional artists and architects. Over the years Red Bird has worked…

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October 2016

Kildare Notebook Project

Thursday 13th October, 2016 - Thursday 27th October, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The enchanting Kildare Notebook Project is a regular 'must see' event in the Riverbank Arts Centre Visual Arts programme. The collection now extends to 200 notebooks made by writers, film makers and visual artists from all over the world. Each notebook is a standard A5 Moleskine notebook, but that's where the similarity ends. Artists have written, drawn, torn, manipulated, painted, constructed and deconstructed notebooks, making them into bespoke art objects in their own right. Each notebook has been kindly donated…

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How the magic happens

Friday 14th October, 2016 - Wednesday 23rd November, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

How the magic happens - the making of Strange Feathers, an aerial dance show by Fidget Feet and Bird and Bat. An exhibition. Inspiration for this exhibition comes from the making of Strange Feathers by the Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre and The Bird and the Bat Theatre Company from Iceland. Jym Daly is the co-founder and director of art and music for Fidget Feet; he is also a painter and video artist whose work focuses on magic and otherworldly…

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November 2016

Visual Arts: STRUCTURE/VOID

Friday 11th November, 2016 - Saturday 17th December, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

STRUCTURE/VOID is an exhibition of new works by artist Denis Kelly. The exhibition incorporates a site specific wall painting and a series of abstract paintings characterised by hard edge colour motifs, predominantly painted flat on wooden surfaces. The work explores light, form and space in a playful response to the built environment and the wider designed world. Ultimately the intention is to allude to rather than describe, allowing curious forms to materialise and manifest – encouraging a slow investigation of…

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January 2017

Free Artist Talk -A look at Arts & Health Projects in Kidlare

Thursday 19th January, 2017 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

As part of Riverbank Art Centre's First Fortnight programme  The Creative Well  will be in conversation with artists and participants who work with and deliver arts and wellbeing projects in Co. Kildare. We will look at the work of three specific projects that promote mental and physical wellbeing in the county. These projects are ongoing and offer opportunities for you to take part on an ongoing basis. This is a great chance to hear about the work, meet the artists…

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February 2017

Free Artist Talk with Ceara Conway

Thursday 23rd February, 2017 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Throughout 2017 "This Must Be The Place" will present artist talks free of charge and open to the public in McKenna Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre. Our artist talks will be tailored to people who are new to contemporary art as well as those who have experience with contemporary art. So treat yourself! It is always enjoyable and rewarding to listen to an artist talk about their artwork, the art process they engage with and their thinking about art. These…

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April 2017

Visual Arts: Inspirational Colours

Friday 28th April, 2017 - Thursday 1st June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Inspirational Colours is an exhibition of artworks by artists from the KCAT studio, selected and curated by artists from the art group, KARE. It represents the first collaboration between the two groups. The exhibition came about as part of a curatorial project of the Creative Well This Must Be the Place Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre. Artists: Lorna Corrigan, Karl Fitzgerald, Jason Turner, Mary Cody, Eileen Mulrooney, Diana Chambers, Sinead Fahey, Declan Byrne, Margaret Walker. Curatorial team: Jennifer Howell, Conor Hanrahan,…

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Bricí Spraoi present The Imagination Playground

Saturday 29th April, 2017 - Saturday 27th May, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

  The Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept designed to encourage child directed free play - allowing children to build, dream, and create endless possibilities. The Playground was conceived and designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell. The play system consist of a 105 large block set, the children can let their imagination run wild and create there own playground. Premium quality big blue foam blocks of various shapes enable children to have fun, collaborate, problem solve, boost their confidence…

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May 2017

Artist Talk with Emer O’ Boyle

Thursday 4th May, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Throughout 2017 The Creative Well will present artist talks free of charge and open to the public in McKenna Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre. Our artist talks will be tailored to people who are new to contemporary art as well as those who have experience with contemporary art. So treat yourself! It is always enjoyable and rewarding to listen to an artist talk about their artwork, the art process they engage with and their thinking about art. These talks are…

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June 2017

Visual Arts: Home Is Where The Art Is

Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - Monday 31st July, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Throughout the Junefest Festival, in celebration of creativity, community and children, Riverbank Arts Centre is inviting primary school class groups to work with us, and a number of talented artists, to create pieces of art which will form an exciting exhibition in our Children’s Gallery in the month of June. Following a call out for participants, Riverbank Arts Centre will provide each school with a creative brief and timeframe in which to create a large scale piece of art. Each…

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Visual Arts: Newbridge -A Wider Point Of View

Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - Wednesday 21st June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Two series of photographs from the 1980's offering unique 360 degree views of Newbridge by local photographer Vincent Brady. The first series was taken from a vantage point on the roof top or Central Grill in 1980 and the second taken from the top of the silos at the entrance to the Irish ropes factory in 1983.  

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September 2017

VISUAL ARTS: A Trip Into The Unknown

Saturday 9th September, 2017 - Saturday 21st October, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

An exhibition of works by Kasia Zimnoch and Pawel Kleszczewski. Discover magical animated worlds of St. Brendan and Dag and Daga in this wonderful exhition by Pawel and Kasia, a duo of visual artists and filmmakers. Pawel has a background in painting and studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University,  in Poland, and Kasia studied Art History. The exhibition includes two short animations: “The Voyage of Saint Brendan”  and a ‘living illustration’ “Dag and Daga “. The video works are accompanied…

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VISUAL ARTS: BE-LONGING

Friday 22nd September, 2017 - Wednesday 25th October, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The project 'Be-Longing' is a result of feelings of alienation and isolation that I have experienced as a result of moving away from the country of my birth.  It is an exploration of the everyday experience of building a new identity and putting down roots in a country, language and culture that is unfamiliar and foreign to me. I am particularly interested in the links between identity and people’s homes, their community and their language and how the boundaries of identity are…

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October 2017

VISUAL ARTS: Artist Talk with Marta Golubowska

Thursday 19th October, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Marta Golubowska is originally from Poland. She has arrived to Ireland 10 years ago and settled down in Kildare Town where she lives with her husband and two children. Marta started her artistic education as early as secondary school which was art profiled, from which she progressed into Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, in Poland. She received her Master’s Degree majoring in Sculpture in 2006. Marta exhibited her paintings in Kildare and Dublin and before she came to Ireland…

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VISUAL ARTS: A World Of Colour

Saturday 28th October, 2017 - Saturday 16th December, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

The Art Of Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton. Curated by Sarah Webb A true feast for the eyes, this exhibition brings together two of the most exciting illustrators working in children’s books today, Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton. Enter their world of the imagination, featuring art work from their award-winning picture books. Both are masters of composition and colour, and their work is lively and full of humour. Beatrice Alemagna was born in Bologna and now works and lives in…

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December 2017

VISUAL ARTS: How The Light Gets In

Tuesday 19th December, 2017 - Friday 22nd December, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

  Inspired by a childhood spent living on the edge of the Curragh, artist Brian Cregan has created a series of photographs using pinhole photography. The cameras used in the work have been constructed from everyday objects and adapted to become light-proof boxes with pinhole apertures; in essence, cameras in their simplest form. Some of these include an old binoculars case that was used watching the races at the Curragh, an artillery shell from the Curragh Camp and a picture…

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January 2018

VISUAL ARTS: Beat! Beat! Drum! – Exploring History Through Art

Monday 22nd January, 2018 - Wednesday 21st February, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

Exhibition of works by Patrician Primary School students facilitated by artist Paul Woods as part of  Kildare County Council Arts Service annual Artist in Schools Residency Bursary Scheme.  This exhibition is a culmination of a series of art workshops with 6-class students from Patrician Primary School in Newbridge.  During a 9-week residency artist Paul Woods introduced various media and painting techniques and facilitated the process of creating new artworks on the theme of WW1. Each session was focused on exploring a…

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February 2018

Free Artist Talk: Susan Connolly

Thursday 22nd February, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Susan Connolly is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design, Degree in Fine Art-Painting. She holds an MFA from the University of Ulster and a first class honours MA, from NCAD, Dublin. Connolly is currently a PhD candidate at Ulster University having been awarded the VC Scholarship in 2014.

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March 2018

VISUAL ARTS: We Live Here

Saturday 3rd March, 2018 - Saturday 7th April, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Exhibition of works by  The Curragh Camp Girls NS students facilitated by artist Marta Golubowska as part of  Kildare County Council Arts Service annual Artist in Schools Residency Bursary Scheme. Girls from Curragh Camp National School and artist Marta Golubowska worked together over the 10 weeks in autumn 2017 on the project about the sense of place and identity. Pupils from Junior Infants to 6th class were experimenting with basic sculpting techniques, ceramics, upcycled materials. The exhibition shows the spectrum of…

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April 2018

The Moon Belongs to Everyone – Exhibition by Maeve Clancy including works by Syrian Refugee Children in Kildare

Saturday 14th April, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Moon Belongs to Everyone is an exhibition about home and belonging, with reference to child refugees. The main part of the show is a journey through a paper landscape. It can seem full of adventure, has items with history to examine and ends in a paper hut containing a story within. It gently looks at themes that touch child refugees while encouraging conversation and thought. For this showing of the work Riverbank Arts Centre has also commissioned work created…

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June 2018

Exhibition: M7 by Michael Holly

Saturday 9th June, 2018 - Saturday 30th June, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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M7 16’30” looped digital video and multi-channel sound Vocal commentary from Liam Kenny An exhibition by Michael Holly McKenna Gallery In May of this year, I walked the length of the M7 Motorway, from the Naas interchange to the Rathroe roundabout outside Limerick City, weaving along the secondary roads, the country lanes, the underpasses and overpasses of this monumental and significant piece of Irish infrastructure. With me I carried a tent, a video camera, a sound recorder and a walking…

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Home is where the Art is II

Saturday 9th June, 2018 - Tuesday 31st July, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Home is where the Art is II A collaborative youth-led art project and exhibition The Children's Gallery Now in its second year, Home Is Where the Art Is is a youth-led project, matching professional artists with schools and youth groups across Kildare to encourage and foster creativity. Riverbank Arts Centre invited youth community groups to work with us and a number of talented artists, to create pieces of art which formed this exciting exhibition in our Children’s Gallery in the…

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Walking, Immersion and The Creative Process: Artists presentation on M7 Project.

Saturday 23rd June, 2018 - 16:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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With artist Michael Holly and special guest Des Egan Saturday 23rd June, 4pm Riverbank Arts Centre In May of this year, artist Michael Holly walked the length of the M7 Motorway, from the Naas interchange to the Rathroe roundabout outside Limerick City, weaving along the secondary roads, the country lanes, the underpasses and overpasses of this monumental and significant piece of Irish infrastructure. He carried a tent, a video camera, a sound recorder and a walking stick, observing the M7…

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August 2018

COLLOCATE An exhibition of work by Eoin O’Malley, Paul Bokslag and Orla Callaghan

Wednesday 8th August, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 25th August, 2018 - 16:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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COLLOCATE (To set or place together, especially side by side) An exhibition of work by Eoin O’Malley, Paul Bokslag and Orla Callaghan Wednesday 8th - Saturday 25th August 2018 Children’s Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Oficial Launch by Dominic Thorpe Saturday 11 August at 6pm Artists Talk Saturday 25th August 2pm Artists Eoin O’Malley and Orla Callaghan have worked together for years at the KARE Lawlor Centre in Baltinglass. They irst met Paul Bokslag when Eoin was awarded…

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Collocate – Artists’ Talk

Saturday 25th August, 2018 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Orla, Eoin and Paul will talk about their arts practice and creative processes and demonstrate some of the media they use in their work. Visitors will be invited to try out some of the techniques discussed. COLLOCATE (to set or place together, especially side by side ) Exhibition by Eoin O’Malley + Paul Bokslag + Orla Callaghan 7 – 25th August Artists Eoin O’Malley and Orla Callaghan, have worked together for years at the KARE Lalor Centre in Baltinglass. They…

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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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