Opening Reception Saturday 1st July at 1.30pm at Wexford County Council Buildings, Carricklawn The Arts Department of Wexford County Council in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre are delighted to present And Creatures Dream…A New Language, a group exhibition which reveals in part how the visual arts are represented in County Wexford, with focus in this […]
Our final post highlighting the facilitators for How to Flatten a Mountain, our exciting opportunity for artists who’s work in whole or part makes use of photography, features the work of Aisling McCoy. The deadline for this residency and exhibition opportunity is this coming Sunday and you can read more about it here… Aisling McCoy […]
We are proud to showcase a selection of artwork made during our 2016 sessions of Art on the Farm. In this gallery, you will see five works from each of our students representing a wide variety of media. Black and white darkroom prints, charcoal drawings, watercolor and oil paintings sit alongside sculptural work, digital composites, videos […]
Date & Time: Saturday, November 12 at 3pm
Location: Wexford Arts Centre
Performance by artists Jessica Foley, Marjorie Potiron & Lisa Hoffmann, Steven Randall, and Alex Mirutziu AKA The Artist and Himself at 29 (TAH29)
A bus is scheduled to depart from the Irish Museum of Modern Art at 12:30pm and return at 9pm.
- Entry to 3pm performance at Wexford Arts Centre
- 5pm food and refreshments at Cow House Studios
- Complimentary bus journey for Dublin-based visitors
Wexford Arts Centre
Saturday 27th August at 3pm
The exhibition I like to eat with my hands is the outcome of our 2015 Autumn Residency residency involving five contemporary, international artists. The participants were artists Taro Furukata, Ann Maria Healy, dancer/choreographer Claire Huber and writer/artist duo KVM – Ju Hyun Lee and Ludovic Burel.
For a period of eight-weeks in autumn last year, they re-located their practices to our deeply rural environment at Cow House Studios. Together, they immersed themselves in research between the studios, the land and the shared accommodation, to create new work, share skills, and reflect on their own and others’ individual practices. Within this activity, the question was asked: can situating oneself within these new ‘Pig Earth’ surroundings potentially radicalise an existing working process?
Their answer comes to you in the form of this exhibition. It comes in the lonesomeness of Taro Furukata’s poignant attempts to assimilate (physically metabolising new spaces in the sanctity of his actual body) and to reach back home (phoning his Grandma for hand-me-down recipes); in Claire Huber’s struggle out of the physical and metaphysical confines of the body (dancing with and in nature in a wild and comic reach for meaning); in Ann Maria Healy’s search for spiritual guidance or resonance amongst dated mythological traditions (removed and ritualised in their almost but not quite kitsch physical form), and in KVM’s more than skin-deep transference of cultural mores (echoes of nasty cultural realities, warts and all).
RGKSKSRG is the paired curatorial practice of Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain.
Image: Ann Maria Healy, Beating to be real, 2016, HD video still.
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.
2013 residency artist Ian Clark’s recent film A Morning Light will be screened at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 2nd. The film was premiered at the Torino Film Festival in 2015 and will see further screenings a the Micro-Wave Cinema Series later this year. Ian spent much of his time while at Cow House […]
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 […]
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 […]
Wexford Arts Centre in collaboration with Cow House Studios are pleased to announce a group exhibition of 2014 residency artists Emma Schwartz (USA), Joey Bryniarska (UK), Mathilde Ganancia (France), Paul Gaffney (Ireland) and Woosung Lee (Korea). Now in it’s eighth year, Cow House Studios is a progressive artist-run school and residency programme situated on the […]
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; […]
It’s been a long wait, but we have just posted an exciting selection of artwork from our three 2014 sessions of Art on the Farm. Our primary focus during the summer is drawing, and students then specialise in either photography or painting, focusing on their particular interests, responding to their varied experience in Ireland. We […]
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 […]
Frank Abruzzese will host a gallery talk on Tuesday, September 30th at 2pm to discuss Forest, the current exhibition by 2013 residency artists Corinne Schulze, Ian Clark and Seulki Ki. During their residencies all three artists spent much of their time outside, engaging with the landscape surrounding the studio. A relatively recent plantation of pine […]
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…
We’re happy to announce that we have just posted a wonderful selection of artwork from our three sessions of Art on the Farm this past summer. In three weeks on the farm students have the opportunity to explore drawing, painting and photography, focusing on their own interests, informed by their time in Ireland. Everyone produced […]
Sunday 10th November, 1pm – 6pm Please join us this Sunday in viewing recent work by our 2013 residency artists; Corinne Schulze, Ian Clark and Seulki Ki. During their ten week stay, these artists have been given the time and space to concentrate on making a new body of work. Cow House Open Studios offers […]
An exhibition of 2012 residency artists Colin Matthes, Lois Patino, Marc Horowitz and Susie Tarnowicz is currently on view at the Wexford Arts Centre. Programme director Frank Abruzzese will be giving a talk about the work at the Arts Centre this Thursday, September 26 at 10am. This exhibition explores the disjunction between observations and representations […]
Artists in Residence, 2012 Pictured clockwise from top left are a video still from Montaña en Sombra by Lois Patiño, ping pong setup by Susie Tarnowicz, Homemade Flotation Device by Colin Matthes and Dead FriendZ by Marc Horowitz. Lois Patino I am a filmmaker and artist with a background in psychology studies. My video works move […]