We are delighted to announce our new associate artists (from left to right) Ann Maria Healy, Mathilde Ganancia, Sarah Tynan and Paul Gaffney who in their new roles will be teaching this summer during Art on the Farm. These four artists represent a diverse set of artistic practices ranging from painting to sculpture, installation, performance, video and photography. In their young careers, all have exhibited widely whilst receiving recognition for their exceptional work as recipients of numerous grants and awards. We look forward to working with them over the next few years and are certain they will have much to add to our educational and residency programming.
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 […]
For the next month, Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese will be travelling in the United States visiting schools, attending summer program fairs, meeting with artists, students and families interested in our studios. We are more than happy to take the time to meet with people to discuss Art on the Farm, our summer program […]
We are now accepting applications for our new associate artist position!
Cow House Studios, Wexford, Ireland seeks four associate artists to assist in delivering its educational and residency programming throughout the calendar year. The successful candidates must be gifted, exhibiting artists, capable of and eager to teach young and aspirational students. Associate artists will develop challenging and innovative lesson plans alongside Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese and play a key role in mentoring young adults while encouraging artistic excellence. Additionally, associate artists will have the opportunity to avail of residency opportunities at Cow House Studios throughout the year and assist in the development and delivery of new residency and educational opportunities.
Community update with Manya Fox
Manya is a photographer living in Los Angeles, California and currently works as Visitor Services Director at Hollyhock House, a historic home built by Frank Loyd Wright in 1922. She was a visiting artist for Art on the Farm in 2010 where she taught photography in the darkroom and made a wonderful new body of work. Manya received her Bachelors Degree from Bard College in 2008 and her MFA from UCLA School of Art in 2008.
Community update with Margot Yale
Margot attended our summer programme Art on the Farm in 2012. She is now in her final year at Princeton University studying art history. On a recent trip to Ireland, researching for her senior thesis, Margot took time out to visit us during our final session of 2016. She spoke with the students about her current research, her experiences at Princeton and sat in on our final critique. Margot generously agreed to answer a few of our questions to reflect upon how her experiences at Cow House Studios continue to shape her interests and professional pursuits.
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.
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 […]
Saturday 13th December, 2pm – 4pm Festive Creations Create a Winter Wonderland Painting and make a Snow Owl decoration to hang on your Christmas tree. Christmas Film: “The Snowman” Sip on hot chocolate and watch this beautifully crafted animation. Cookie Exchange! Bring 2 dozen cookies or biscuits (home-baked if you’re feeling adventurous!) and an empty […]
Cow House Co Director Frank Abruzzese will be exhibiting new work from his ongoing series Live Load at the Wexford Arts Centre from today, June 14th untill July 12th. There will be a gallery talk on Saturday, June 28th at 2pm. All are welcome. You can see the work and read about the process here…
Here at the Cow House we’re busily preparing for our travels to schools across the United States and Europe, and we can’t help but get excited for another great summer. Below is a partial list of fairs we will be attending this winter, the first of which happen in just a few short weeks in […]
It was just yesterday we said goodbye to everyone from session 3, and its hard to believe the summer has come to an end. We had an incredibly productive week, and it’s safe to say we set a record for the greatest number of large scale paintings and drawings. Every square inch of the studio […]
This past week started with some life drawing and everyone working hard in the studio preparing for our first critique. It was wonderful to see the amount of quality work everyone produced. Nights were filled with artist talks by Nora, Devra, Sarah and Rachel, and we still found time to watch a couple movies. Our […]
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 […]
In our last week everyone was hard at work on their final projects. There was hardly a moment during the long days and nights where the studio wasn’t busy with students painting, drawing or printing in the darkroom. In our final critique it was clear everyone had made a sincere effort to find their own […]
Our second week begin with two life drawing sessions that proved both challenging and very rewarding. A critique on Tuesday night gave everyone a chance to show their work, the walls were jam packed with drawings, prints from the darkroom, collages and watercolours. On Wednesday morning we headed West. We stopped at many scenic spots […]
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 […]
Our final week was spent hard at work in the studio. We were amazed by everyones dedication to their final projects, and this was evident in the work produced. We were treated to some wonderful paintings, drawings, photographs and even a few installations. We wish everyone the best for the rest of the summer, and […]
Our second week of Art on the Farm started with everyone continuing their hard work in the studio. Rachel’s drawing marathon, Nora’s narrative project and the two life drawing sessions provided us with plenty of great work to talk about during our critique. We spent three fantastic days out west, starting in the Burren, Co. […]