ELKE THÖNNES - CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Education:  

  • 1987 Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Kassel - Germany
  • 1988 - 1991 National College of Art & Design - Dublin, Ireland
  • 1990 Diploma in Fine Art, Painting
  • 1991 Degree in Fine Art, Painting

Awards:

  • 1991 'Iontas 91' Best Student Work
  • 96/99 Arts Council/Aer Lingus Travel Award
  • 1994 'Aisling 94' Adjudicators Award

Exhibitions

  • 1990
  • 'Ennis 750' New View - Clare
  • 'Ninety Degrees' - Belfast
  • ' Five Artists' Fringe Event - Kilkenny Arts Week
  • 1991
  • 'Iontas 91' Sligo Art Gallery
  • 'Counterparts' - Belfast
  • 1992
  • 'Iontas 92' Sligo Art Gallery
  • 'Kunst im Rathaus Immenhausen' Solo Show - Germany
  • 'Biennale Internationale d'Art Miniature' - Montreal, Canada
  • 1993
  • Arts Council Foyer, Solo Show - Dublin
  • ' Irland 1' Omnidee Gallery - Krefeld, Germany
  • Galerie 51, Solo Show - Wuppertal, Germany
  • KSB Galerie , Solo Show - Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  • ' Iontas 93' Sligo Art Gallery / RHA
  • Christmas Show, Jameson Heritage Centre - Cork

1994

  • Boyle Arts Festival
  • ' Pleasant Prison' Solo Show - Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick ' Iontas 94' Sligo Arts Gallery / RHA

1995

  • ‘ Iontas 95' Sligo Arts Gallery / RHA

1996

  • Kilkenny Arts Week - Fringe Event

1998

  • Christmas exhibition Sligo Art Gallery
  • ‘Erdzeiten’ solo show , Haus Sonneneck -Nettetal-Hinsbeck , Germany

1999

  • Exhibition at the Goethe Institute - Dublin
  • ‘ Millennium’ group exhibition Sligo Art Gallery

2000

  • ‘Containers’ group exhibition as part of the Galway Arts Festival

2004

  • Curated and participated in an Exhibition in Aid of Sudan -
  • Axis Arts Centre, Dublin

2005

  • Renaissance Women I ’, Axis Art Centre, Dublin
  • Quartet, The Waterfront Gallery, Sligo

2006

  • Renaissance Women II ’, Axis Art Centre, Dublin

2008

  • 4Renaissance Women , Axis Art Centre, Dublin
  • Curated and participated in Pup Art, Axis Arts Centre, Dublin
  • 30 Artists, Knock House, Monkstown
  • My Space, Civic Offices, Dublin
  • Art Ireland

2009

  • RHA Annual Exhibition
  • Graphic Studio Gallery, Summer show
  • Graphic Studio Gallery, 'Little Christmas'
  • 'Seeing Things' Axis Arts Centre, Dublin

2010

  • RHA Annual Exhibition, www.rhagallery.ie
  • Graphic Studio Dublin at Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery
  • 'Gold',Graphic Studio Gallery, Galway arts Festival
  • Graphic Studio Gallery, Summer show
  • 'Home' Graphic Studio Dublin at Draiocht
  • Graphic Studio Anniversary exhibition at Farmleigh
  • Impressions2010, Galway Arts Centre

2011

  • ' Life Room' , Bourne Vincent Gallery, Limerick
  • RHA Annual Exhibition
  • Graphic Studio Gallery, Summer show

2012

2013

2014

  • The Lavit Gallery, Cork, March 18 – April 8. www.lavitgallery.com
  • Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, Sweden, April 27 – May 25. www.galleriastley.com
  • Royal Dublin Society Library, Dublin, June 11- July 4.  www.rds.ie/library 
  • The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, June 13 – August 30. www.hamiltongallery.ie
  • ‘Royal Hibernian Academy 184 Annual Exhibition‘, RHA Gallery, Dublin
  • Viewfinder, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, June 12- July 5. www.graphicstudiodublin.com
  • Summershow, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, July 17- August 28. www.graphicstudiodublin.com
  • Reading the City, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Dublin 
  • Celebrating Tradition, Graphic Studio Gallery December 4- January 1.
  • Portholes and Teapots, Axis Arts Centre, Dublin, November 11 to December 31 

2015

  • ‘Royal Hibernian Academy 185 Annual Exhibition‘, RHA Gallery, Dublin
  • Poetic Prints, Graphic Studio Gallery June 4- June 27.www.graphicstudiodublin.com
  • Summer Ensemble, Graphic Studio Gallery, June 7-www.graphicstudiodublin.com
  • Impressions Galway July 10 – 26
  • Winter exhibition, Graphic Studio Gallery December 3 – January 1

2016

  • Waterbased, Graphic Studio Gallery

  • Summer Exhibition Graphic Studio Gallery

  • Printed Matter Galway,  Connacht Tribune Gallery,  Galway

  • ‘Legacy’ national fine art print exhibition, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

 

 

Collections

  • Office of Public Works
  • National Library of Ireland