The Creative Well in association with Riverbank Arts Centre presents:
This Must Be the Place
Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to work with The Creative Well arts and well-being project on a new residency throughout 2017.
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!
The McKenna Gallery at the Riverbank Arts Centre will be utilised not only as a place to see wonderful artworks but also a place where people can engage with their own creativity directly through a series of visual art workshops and artists talks open to all. We will also offer a series of opportunities for practicing artists to develop their work by using the gallery as a studio space for short periods in 2017. Building on our successful curatorial project last year we will also work with a number of local organisations to select contemporary artworks for showing in the McKenna Gallery.
Full details of all upcoming events visit: www.riverbank.ie/creative-well-programme
Riverbank Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 045 448327
TALK: A look at Arts & Wellbeing in Kildare
Thursday January 19th, 7.30pm
Musical Director Sharon Murphy, The Past Times Community Choir
Artist Dominic Thorpe, The Creative Well
Dancer and Choreographer Ailish Claffey, Dance & Health in Co. Kildare
ARTIST STUDIO: This Must Be the Place
1st sessional opening:
Monday January 9th – Friday February 17th
2nd sessional opening:
Monday February 27th – Friday 14th April
*Please note we will be closed on public & bank holidays and for school midterm and holidays.
Open Daily (Monday – Friday) 10am – 4pm each day
March: Drawing Workshop
Thursday: 2nd / 9th /16th / 23rd
7.00 – 9.00pm
Price for four workshops €30
TALK: Artist Talk with Ceara Conway
Thursday February 16th, 7:30pm
Ceara Conway is an Irish artist and singer with a multidisciplinary practice that utilizes visual arts,
supported by methodologies from song, performance and traditional art practices.
From January 2017 we will be in residency with The Riverbank Arts Centre to work in the McKenna Gallery!
Stay tuned for more information on all the ways you can engage with teh programme of work over the next year.
The Creative Well @ The McKenna Gallery Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge May, 2016
We are delighted to announce our calendar of events for the Month of May. See the image below and for further info scroll down and download the pdf for full details.
CREATIVE WELL // TUE 3RD - FRI 27TH MAY // MCKENNA GALLERY RIVERBANK
Throughout May we will use the gallery to explore the benefits of an open art space in Newbridge, through free art workshops, presentations, open discussions and experimental exhibition making. We look forward to you joining us in our investigation of the potential of creativity and shared space for personal development, education, fun, health and socialisation.
CHECK BACK SOON FOR DETAILS OF EVENTS!!
COLOUR STUDIES - facilitated Workshop Monday 7th Dec, 10-12 or 1-3pm
Explore colour using acrylic paint.
Monday 16th November 10am – 12pm OR 1-3pm
*NOTE: SPACES AVAILABLE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION ONLY*
Life Drawing (€5 cover charge)
This two hour workshop is open to anyone who is interested in drawing the human body. Two art facilitators will be on hand to introduce basic techniques. A professional model will pose.