The Creative Well arts and well-being project is delighted to have Open Studio back up and running at the Riverbank Arts Centre Sept-Dec 2018. The Creative Well Shared Open Studio is an inclusive space for adults interested in visual art. At the weekly sessions, an experienced facilitator is on hand to support participants to follow their own creative journey and work in what ever experimental ways they wish.
We cater for complete beginners, practising artists or those in the middle. Perhaps you are just interested in visual arts and need a place to be, to create and to meet other artists in the county. We invite you to book a session in the studio.
This is an open and ongoing visual arts project that allows participants to attend when their schedule allows.
There is no cost to attend these sessions.
Contact Emma Finucane for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 1211069
The Creative Well visual arts programme of work aims to build and support well-being and rich life experiences by encouraging adults to engage with their creativity through visual art. In a friendly social space, we welcome people with all levels of abilities and life experiences, providing opportunities for everyone from complete beginners, to practicing artists and all in between!
Dominic Thorpe is an Irish visual artist originally from Newbridge. He has shown work widely internationally and in Ireland, including at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Bangkok Cultural Centre Thailand, Xiamen University China, SASA Gallery Adelaide Australia, Temple Bar Gallery and the Galway Arts Centre. In 2014/15 he was the first artist in residence at the humanities department of University College Dublin where he researched relationships between memory, trauma and processes of performance art. While working with Unit1 he co-curated the work of over 70 Irish and International performance artists. He currently works at the Creative Well Arts and Well-being Project Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge and at KCAT Arts Centre Kilkenny.
Emma Finucane is a visual artist based in Co.Wicklow. She has been commissioned and supported by the Arts Council Ireland, CREATE, Wicklow, Carlow and Kildare County Councils. Her work has been shown in Dublin, Belfast, Germany, U.K, L.A. and Copenhagen and can be found in many private and public collections including: OPW, AIB, DIT, and UCD. She is working on a interdisciplinary research project with the School of nursing and Midwifery, UCD. She is a founding member of Outpost Studios, and sits on the Board of Directors in Black Church Print Studio. She currently works at the Creative Well Arts and Well-being Project Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge and lectures part time in the NCAD Fine Print Department.
Eleanor Phillips works within a collaborative framework where outcomes are informed by the processes that take place through conversation and exploration with others. Eleanor studied Fine Art in NCAD 2002, H.Dip Community Arts Education, NCAD 2005 and MA Art in Public Ulster University Belfast, 2009. She has been commissioned and supported by Arts Council Ireland, CREATE, Wicklow County Council, Craigavon County Council, Bray Urban District Council, PEACE III Arts and Diversity Fund, Northern Ireland, Regional Arts Council St. Louis, and City Council Celje, Slovenia. Her work has been shown throughout Ireland and is held in private
and public collections including Wicklow County Council and John Erickson Museum,Florida.