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The Creative Well May 2016 Exhibition at Riverbank Arts Centre

 

 

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The Creative Well May 2016 Exhibition at Riverbank Arts Centre

Programme of events

 

EXHIBITION

The Creative Well Curation Project presents:

‘In Courage’  - Click here to download an invite to the exhibition launch

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

May 3rd – May 27th 2016

The McKenna Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, County Kildare.

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.  The 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 from the Creative Well project to curate a contemporary Irish art exhibition in their own locality. 

“In Courage” is part of the Creative Well visual art program of workshops, talks and exhibition at the Riverbank Arts Centre throughout May. 

 

See thecreativewell.weebly.com and www.facebook.com/kildareartsservice/ for more details.

Contact Carolann Courtney, Kilcare’s Arts and Wellbeing Specialist for further information.

All bookings for talks and workshops can be made through Riverbank Arts Centre;

Box Office 045 448327 or book directly at the box office in person. All bookings made online through www.riverbank.ie will incur a €1 booking fee.

 

 

TALKS

Printmaking in contemporary art, Ireland

10am – 1pm. Monday 16th May, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge County Kildare.

Artists are drawn to printmaking because it can provide a language of marks, a richness of colour and depth and other unique characteristics that can’t be achieved in any other way. In using reproductive means while avoiding being reproduction, printmaking is unique in that it manages to be both original artwork and multiple at the same time. This event will look at printmaking in contemporary Irish Visual Art.

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).

The event is aimed at those who are new to contemporary art as well as those who already engage with it, so if your interested but don’t have much experience with art don't worry and do come along!

Admission is free - however booking is essential!

To book a place please contact: Riverbank Box Office on 045 448327 or book directly at the box office in person. All bookings made online through www.riverbank.ie will incur a €1 booking fee.

Printmaking in contemporary art, Ireland is part of the Creative Well visual art program at the Riverbank Arts Centre throughout May. See thecreativewell.weebly.com and www.facebook.com/kildareartsservice/  for more details.

 

The human figure in contemporary visual art in Ireland

Artist talks and open discussion with artists Dominic Thorpe, Mel French and Aideen Barry

10am – 1pm. Monday 23rd May, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge County Kildare.

Images and representations of the human body are found in art all the way back to prehistoric carvings and cave paintings. This event will look at that history and introduce some of the ways the human figure is represented in Irish visual art today.

Artists Dominic Thorpe, Mel French and Aideen Barry each work with the human figure in varied and diverse ways. They will talk about their artwork and raise questions about the aesthetics and politics of representing the human body in contemporary art.

There will also be open discussion between the artists and audience, chaired by Carolann Courtney (Arts and Wellbeing specialist in Kildare County Council).

The event is aimed at those who are new to contemporary art as well as those who already engage with it, so if your interested but don’t have experience with art don't worry and do come along!

Admission is free - however booking is essential!

To book a place please contact: Riverbank Box Office on 045 448327 or book directly at the box office in person. All bookings made online through www.riverbank.ie will incur a €1 booking fee.

The human figure in contemporary visual art in Ireland is part of the Creative Well visual art program at the Riverbank Arts Centre throughout May. See thecreativewell.weebly.com and www.facebook.com/kildareartsservice/  for more details.

 

WORKSHOPS - Click here to download the workshop programme

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 model to explore drawing the human figure.

All materials will be provided.

We encourage those who can attend all three days to book a place, however if you want to come along and can’t attend all three days do get in touch.

Admission is free - however booking is essential!

To book a place please contact: Riverbank Box Office on 045 448327 or book directly at the box office in person. All bookings made online through www.riverbank.ie will incur a €1 booking fee.

This Drawing workshop is part of the Creative Well visual art program at the Riverbank Arts Centre throughout May. See thecreativewell.weebly.com and www.facebook.com/kildareartsservice/  for more details.

 

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 multiple times. Participants will create their own plate and learn how to print on a small Etching press.

Monoprint is a single impression of an image made from a reprintable plate. Participants will explore monoprint through a combination of techniques e.g. drawing materials and fabric, collage and frottage, combining the spontaneity of printed inks and paper, creating a surface that is unlike any other art. 

All materials will be provided.

To book a place please contact: Riverbank Box Office on 045 448327 or book directly at the box office in person. All bookings made online through www.riverbank.ie will incur a €1 booking fee.

We encourage those who can attend all three days to book a place, however if you want to come along and can’t attend all three days do get in touch.

 

Contact:

This Print workshop is part of the Creative Well visual art program at the Riverbank Arts Centre throughout May. See thecreativewell.weebly.com and www.facebook.com/kildareartsservice/  for more details.

 

 



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