Dates: April 23 – May 4, 2018 howtoflattenamountain.com How to Flatten a Mountain is an exciting residency opportunity open to emerging and mid-career visual artists whose artistic practice in whole or part makes use of digital and/or analogue photographic processes. The aim of this residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core […]
We are thrilled to once again welcome a group of girls from Agnes Irwin School. This is the fifth year we have had the pleasure of hosting students for their Special Studies Program (SSP). Running for almost 50 years, the SSP programme at Agnes Irwin is designed to offer students experiences away from the classroom […]
This past Sunday we welcomed a group of fantastic students from Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY for their Global Studies Scholars programme. For the next week, Rosie and Frank will be working with the group to guide them in creating a handmade artist book reflecting on their experiences in Ireland. Through a series of […]
Bealtaine Artists’ Residency, Cow House Studios Wexford
Residency: Sunday, May 7th – Saturday, May 20th
Public Discussion: Friday, May 19th (2pm)
We are thrilled to once again host a residency with Age & Opportunity for the 2017 Bealtaine Festival. Following on the success of last year’s residency, artists Vivienne Dick, Kevin Gaffney & Kathy Prendergast have been invited by Bealtaine to take up residence at Cow House for two full weeks from May 7th to the 20th. The premise for this residency is to allow this intergenerational group of artists time to consider their art practice in our rural surrounding.
Image left Kevin Gaffney still from A Numbness in the Mouth, 4K Video, 2016, centre Vivienne Dick still from The Irreducible Difference of the Other, 2013, right Kathy Prendergast, Fujidelic, ink on paper, 2015-2016
Cow House Studios Autumn Residency, 2017
With the generous support of Wexford County Council & The National College of Art & Design, Cow House Studios presents Rising from the Hill: Local Systems in Global Contexts, a 6-week residency that will explore and develop methods of giving aesthetic forms to real-life, situations. In particular, participants will respond to the local environment of Cow House Studios, in the rural Irish countryside of Wexford. Participants will be encouraged to use ideas, strategies, and metaphors of “systems” to consider the complex relationships between this local context and larger global systems such as economics, telecommunications, meteorology and so on.
This residency was conceived in the spirit of meaningful exchange between practice and theory and as an outcome of on-going collaborative projects between Francis Halsall and Kelley O’Brien investigating social relations through the lens of systems. This means to uncouple systems from individual humans and think of them, instead, as complex interactions of people, architecture, things, communications, and environments. In other words, individuals are not separate from their environments, but rather, an integral part of them.
Dates: October 17th – 28th, 2017
The Map is Not the Territory is an exciting new residency opportunity open to emerging and mid-career artists, writers and those operating at the intersection of the two art-forms, during which participants work with a dynamic group of facilitators to produce material, both textual and visual, for a collaborative publication. This residency is a joint effort between Cow House Studios and two of the Co-Editors of Paper Visual Art Journal, Nathan O’Donnell and curator Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll.
The curatorial team & project facilitators aim is to capitalise on the natural resources of the local area through a direct engagement with the land surrounding Cow House Studios. They take their cue from Alfred Korzebski’s dictum, ‘The Map is Not the Territory’, which points to an ontological gap between lived reality and the mapped or otherwise abstracted models of reality through which much of the world is understood. Following on from this conceptual dichotomy, this residency will explore the geographic location of the studios, unpacking ideas of abstraction, translation, cartography, and other fictions.
Dates: April 24th – May 5th, 2017
How to Flatten a Mountain is an exciting residency opportunity open to emerging and mid-career visual artists whose artistic practice in whole or part, makes use of digital and/or analogue photographic processes.
The aim of this residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2017. During the residency, participants will take an active part in a series of workshops led by guest facilitators and as a group will be sharing ideas, making work, processing, printing, editing, as needed, always working in collaboration. As an integral part of the residency, three artists based in Ireland will facilitate day-long workshops to provoke and animate different avenues for thought. Each facilitator brings to the residency new perspectives, challenges and opportunities for participants.
10 October – 20 November 2016
Cow House Studios and Kate Strain are delighted to announce the participating artists for the upcoming residency programme: The Centre For Dying On Stage #3
The participants of the 2016 Cow House Studios Autumn residency programme are: Jessica Foley, Marjorie Potiron & Lisa Hoffmann, Steven Randall, and The Artist and Himself at 29 (TAH29). The five artists will be invited to reside at Cow House Studios from 10 October – 20 November, with the collective aim of producing an exhibition in the form of a play, to be realised at Wexford Arts Centre, on 11 & 12 November 2016. We look forward to welcoming the incoming resident artists in October.
Launch: 7th July, 6:30pm
Running: 8-24 July
Location: Rathfarnham Castle
How to Flatten a Mountain is the title of this exhibition, which marks the culmination of a residency that ran for the first time this year between May 23 and June 1. The residency focused on emerging and mid-career visual artists whose practice in whole or part, makes use of digital or analogue photographic processes.
Residency: Monday, 2nd May – Saturday, 14th May Public Discussion: Wexford arts Centre, Friday, 13th May (2pm) We are delighted to collaborate once again with Age & Opportunity. Following last year’s artists’ residency and public discussion, Bealtaine has invited sculptor Tina O’Connell, painter Brian Bourke and artist Sarah Tynan to reside at Cow House from […]
Over the course of seven nights, students from Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were challenged to observe, explore, collect and curate during their time on our farm and while in Dublin. For this trip, we explored ideas around building and editing collections and how this process might yield unexpected narratives. Through a variety of practical […]
Project Organizer: Carmel Walsh Partnering Organisation: Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, New Ross, Co. Wexford Duration: 1 day Group Size: 20 Project Type: education Services Provided: instruction & lunch Since 2013, Cow House has hosted several day-long workshops with transition year students from Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School in New Ross. Each group […]
Project Organizer: Nicky Teegan & Sandra McAllister Partnering Organisation: Ormond Studios, Dublin Duration: 13 days Group Size: 8 Project Type: residency Services Provided: accommodation, studio & meals In summer 2011, Cow House Studios hosted a residency with artists from Ormond Studios, Dublin. During this two week residency 8 artists were provided with shared accommodation, […]
Project Organizer: Tara Byrne & Michelle Browne Partnering Organisation: Age & Opportunity, Ireland Duration: 13 days Group Size: 3 Project Type: residency Services Provided: accommodation, studio, meals & technical support In spring 2015, Cow House hosted a residency for three artists in partnership with the Bealtaine Festival. During this 13 day programme residents were provided […]
Project Organizer: Teacher Keri Farrow Partnering Organisation: Agnes Irwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA, United States Duration: 12 days Group Size: 21 Project Type: education Services Provided: accommodation, studio, meals & instruction Since 2010 Cow House Studios has hosted several groups from Agnes Irwin School near Philadelphia, PA. In collaboration with art teacher Keri Farrow, Frank […]
Project Organiser: Artist Jackie Sumell Partnering Organisation: South Dublin County Council Duration: 10 days Group Size: 13 Project Type: education Services Provided: accommodation, studio, meals & support instruction In August, 2008 Cow House Studios hosted a group of young students, chaperones and artists from both Tallaght, Co Dublin and New Orleans, Louisiana. During this 10 […]
Artists’ Presentation and Discussion: Friday May 1st, 2:30pm Cow House Studios is currently hosting a residency in partnership with the Bealtaine Festival run by Age and Opportunity. This residency brings together three visual artists with different relationships to Ireland- those who left the country, those who remained here and those who made Ireland their home; […]
We are delighted to announce a new collaboration with RGKSKSRG for our 2015 residency. With the support of Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre our residency programme now partners with an Irish curator to provide crucial context for both the selection of the artists and exhibition of their work. RGKSKSRG, the paired curatorial practice of […]
There will be an opening tonight, Thursday, March 28 from 6 to 8pm for an exhibition of work by our 2012 residency artists at Monster Truck Gallery in Dublin. The show will run until May 4, and travel to the Wexford Arts Centre on September 7. Colin Matthes, Lois Patino, Marc Horowitz and Susie Tarnowicz […]
This year we welcomed back a group from The Agnes Irwin School for a second session of their SSP program focusing on drawing, photography, and the history and culture of Ireland. Their time was jam packed and fun filled. Some of our activities included a three day trip to Dublin where we visited Kilmainham Gaol, […]