How to Flatten a Mountain

PhotoIreland & Cow House Studios present a unique 10-day residency. We are thrilled to announce How to Flatten a Mountain, a new residency programme in collaboration with the fantastic PhotoIreland festival. The aim of this 10-day residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition/publication […]

Hallucination! on the Farm

Schnitzen einer Teufelsmaske, 1965 – Gareth Kennedy, research image as part of Die unbequeme Wissenschaft (The Uncomfortable Science), 2014 Cow House Studios | Hallowe’en Open Day Saturday 31 October 2015, 12noon – 5pm  Please join us for Hallucination! On the Farm as Cow House Studios hosts its annual Open Day. This year, guests are invited […]

Darragh Casey

Community update with Darragh Casey

Darragh was a visiting artist in the summer 0f 2009. Based in London, his practice continually seeks ways of challenging our habits, norms and routines. Originally from Cork, Darragh graduated from NCAD Dublin with a BA in Art & Design Education. After developing a practice as both an artist and educator he completed an MA Design (furniture) from Central St. Martin’s , London in 2012.
You can read our conversation here..

Photo Gallery for Session 3

During our first few days everyone worked diligently in the studio making their own notebooks, learning their way around the darkroom and creating a series of acrylic paintings. Everyone has discovered the many delights of Mary’s baking, and we all had a chance to spark up new friendships with long chats over the dinner table […]

Session 2 Photos

The first week of session two was bathed in beautiful sunshine. We all welcomed new friendships, and in our first few days everyone spent their time working hard in the studio making their own journals, printing in the darkroom and creating a series of 10 paintings. Our trip to Dublin was packed full of activities […]

The first batch from our last session…

Our third session got off to a rainy start but was filled with a bunch of activities and workshops, including a marshmallow challenge, exquisite corpse, building a camera obscura and creating collages. The evenings have been spent watching select movies, enjoying presentations by our visiting artists, and continuing to develop personal projects. Highlights of our […]

Session 2, our first batch of photos…

The first week of our second session has been jam packed. After some fun group activities everyone got stuck into a variety of different projects; building their own camera obscura, creating collages, printing in the darkroom and making watercolours. There have also been many early morning bike rides, playtime with the dogs in the sunshine […]

2011 Residency Artists Announced

We are pleased to announce our 2011 residency artists. Hilary Wilder (USA), Sabina Mac Mahon (Ireland), Antony Clarkson (UK) and Shiro Masuyama (Japan) will take up residence at the Cow House from September 18 until November 27. During the autumn of 2012, all four artists will exhibit in a group show that will travel to […]

Project Basho Destination Trip, Ireland

Explore Ireland’s southeast from the streets of Dublin to the rolling hills of the Wexford countryside. This one week trip offers an opportunity to photograph the unique urban scenes, landscapes, townscapes, personalities and details Ireland has to offer. This is a shooting trip, however we will also take the time to visit some of Dublin’s […]

Session 2, the first photos…

Our second session got off to a fast start with everyone producing some great work in our first three days, late night dance parties in the studio and some impressive marshmallow and spaghetti structures. Congrats to Victoria, Mary-Kate, Grace and Charlotte for their winning effort. Our two day trip to Dublin took us to the […]

A new crop of photos…

The past week has been a fruitful one where painting projects were completed on hand built canvases, and another photo project produced more prints in the darkroom. Our “one minute sculpture” project tested speed, creativity and sometimes balance, yielding some mysterious and imaginative photographs. On Thursday some people went to the under 18’s disco at […]

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