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RITA WOBBE

1955 Born in Steinfurt - Germany
1975-79 University of Münster - Degree in Fine Art (Hons)
1980-82 Teaching Degree in Fine Art and English
1998-00 Limerick School of Art & Design - MA - Fine Art - Painting

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 Belltable Arts Centre – Limerick – (with John Collins)
2011 Courthouse Gallery & Studios – Ennistymon – Co. Clare
2010 Full of Life - Normoyle Gallery – Limerick
2009 The Promised Garden – Russell Gallery – Co. Clare
2008 Surge -Limerick Printmakers- Limerick
2007 Water and Rock -Linenhall Arts Centre- Castlebar
2007 Tum of the Tide - Urban retreat Gallery- Dublin
2006 Catherine Hammond Gallery - Glengarriff - West Cork
2005 Custom House Studios - Solo
2005 South Tipperary Arts Centre - Clonmel - Solo
2005 FORM gallery - Cork - Solo (Feb.05)
2004 Flight from Reality - Origin Gallery - Dublin
2003 Fugue - Garter Lane Arts Centre - Waterford
2002 Fugue - Ashford Gallery, RHA - Dublin
2001 Changing and Forming - The Linenhall - Castlebar - Co. Mayo
2001 Contained Emotion - Belltable Arts Centre - Limerick
2000 Imperfect - The Gallery - De Valera Library - Ennis - Co. Clare
2000 System in Process - Ardara Artists Resource Centre - Donegal
2000 System in Process - Hunt Museum (Restaurant Gallery) Limerick
1998 Elemente - Braunschweig - Germany
1998 Origins - The Kenny Gallery - Galway (with Ronnie Graham)
1997 Spuren einer Steinlandschaft - Kommunikationszentrum Steinfurt
Germany (with Veronica Nicholson)
1997 Coole Park - Het Röderhaus - Goedereede - The Netherlands
1995 Het Ierse Landschap - de Zee - en de Luchten - Het Röderhaus
Goedereede - The Netherlands
1995 Coastline - Cootehill - Co. Cavan
1994 Prism - The Geoghegan Gallery - Bridge Mills - Galway

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Origin Gallery – Dublin
2014 Burren College of Art – Ballyvaughan – Co. Clare

2012 Summer Group Exhibition at Russell Gallery and Stronach Gallery
2011 Belltable Arts Centre – Limerick – (with John Collins)
2011 Courthouse Gallery & Studios – Ennistymon – Co. Clare

2010 Full of Life - Normoyle Gallery – Limerick
2010 Sronach Gallery – All year group exhibition – Connemara
2009 Lavit Gallery -From Ballinglen to Cork- Cork
2008 Norman Villa gallery -Summer & Winter group Show- Galway
2008 Crawford Gallery -Recent Acquisitions- Cork
2008 McBride Gallery -Summer & Winter Group Exhibition- Killarney
2008 Burren College of Art -New Line Abstraction- Co.Clare
2008 Catherine Hammond Gallery -All Year Group Exhibition- Killarney
2007 Norman Villa Gallery -Summer Group Show- Galway
2007 McBride Gallery -Summer Group Exhibition- Killarney
2006 Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery -Summer Group Exhibition- Dublin
2006 Norman Villa Gallery -Summer Group Show- Galway
2006 Glor Arts Centre -Burren Wall Exhibition -Ennis Co Clare
2006 Belltable Arts Centre -Contemporary Counterparts part 2- Limerick
2005 Norman Villa Gallery -Summer Group Show- Galway
2004 M.A.R.S. - Russell Gallery - Co. Clare (with Andy Russell & Michael Gemmell)
2004 Boyle Arts Festival - Boyle
2004 on-site - Form gallery - Cork
2004 4 Painters - Catherine Hammond Gallery - Glengarriff
(with Hazel Walker, Alice Lyons, Fiona Murray)
2003 Rediscovery - Inis Oirr (with Maria Kerin & Toine Horvers)
2003 Voice - Mermaid Arts Centre - Bray
2003 Voice - Linenhall Arts Centre - Castlebar
2002 Christmas Exhibition - Solomon Gallery - Dublin
2002 Christmas Exhibition - RHA - Dublin
2002 zOne - Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre - Bray, Co. Wicklow
2001 Alignment - Mrua Gallery - Co. Clare - (with Sandra Hurley)
2000 Claremorris Open Exhibition - Claremorris - Co. Mayo
2000 Masters Exhibition - City Hall - Limerick
1998/99 To Hammer the Burren - Performance in Open Space - Co. Clare
1999 Summer Group Exhibition - Hallward Gallery - Dublin
1996/97 Oil - Fibre & Bog-Wood - Sligo Art Gallery - Dolmen Gallery -
An Damhlann - Sligo - Limerick - Spiddal
1996 The Ancient Landscape Revisited - Lisdoonvarna - Co. Clare
1995 Miol Mor - A Celebration of Whales and Dolphins - Galway
1994 Daffodils - An Exhibition in Aid of Cancer - Bridge Mills - Galway
1993 Five Artists - Kinvara - Co. Galway
1992 The Ancient Landscape - Ballyvaughan - Co. Clare
1990 Fools Gold - Bridge Mills & Galway Arts Centre - Galway

Reviews/Newspaper Articles
2004 Circa online - Ireland (May)
2003 Lyric FM (reviewed by Eric Sweeney) - 9.4.03
2002 Irish Architect No.181 - Ireland (October)
2001 Circa - Ireland (August
2001 AAI Bulletin - Ireland (April/May)
2001 Rattlebag RTE (John Hunt)
1994/98 Galway Advertiser - Galway
1997/95 Bergische Blätter - Germany
1997/95 Nieuwsbode Extra - The Netherlands
1996 Westfälische Nachrichten - Germany

Work Experience/Residencies
2000- 04 Professional Practice as a painter
2003 Cill Rialaig - Artist in Residence
2002- 04 Burren College of Art - Summer School (Advanced Painting)
1999/04 GMIT - Visiting Lecturer
2001 Community Art Project - Ennis - Artist in Residence
2000 Ennis Educate Together - Artist in Residence
1996 Cultural Awareness Programme
1989-94 Galway Language - Bridge Mills
1989-91 Galway Arts Centre

Awards/Grants
2008 Exhibition Grant - Galway County Council
2000-05 Exhibition Grants - Clare County Council
2003 Artists Bursery - Galway County Council
2002 Exhibition Grant - Galway County Council
2001 Materials Grant - Galway County Council
2001 Galway Rural Development Scheme - Equipment Grant
1997 The Cultural Relations Committee - Department of Foreign Affairs

Collections

Crawford Collection, AIB Collection, Bank of Ireland, Contemporary Irish Art Society, OPW, Catherine Hammond Collection, Four Seasons Hotel, Limerick City Gallery, Mary Immaculate (Limerick Teacher Training College), Limerick County Council, Linenhall Arts Centre.

 

 

 

01. 'From the Deep '
- oil on canvas-
50cm x 100cm
750 euro (unframed)

 

02. 'Burren Lines 2 '
- oil on canvas-
70cm x 50cm
425 euro (unframed)

 

03. 'Glen of Shadow '
- oil on canvas-
100cm x 120cm
2,900 euro (unframed)

 

04. 'Calm Waters '
-oil on canvas-
30cm x 60cm
320 euro (unframed)

 

05. 'Alignment 2'
- oil on canvas-
100cm x 80cm
1,550 euro (unframed)

 

06. 'Alignment 3'
- oil on canvas-
100cm x 80cm
1,550 euro (unframed)

 

07. 'Open Space II '
- mixed media on canvas-
100cm x 80cm
1,550 euro (unframed)


08. 'The Woman with White Lace '
- mixed media on canvas-
100cm x 50cm
1,100 euro (unframed)

 

 

09. 'Magdalena '
- mixed media on canvas-
100cm x 50cm
1,300 euro (unframed)

 

 

 

10. 'The Gathering'
- mixed media on canvas-
35cm x 35cm
590 euro (unframed)