I like to eat with my hands: Exhibition

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.

The Centre For Dying On Stage #3

The Centre for Dying on Stage #3
Autumn Residency programme at Cow House Studios
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.

You can read more about The Centre For Dying On Stage here…

How to Flatten a Mountain 2016 Exhibition

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.

Congratulations to Kate Strain

We are incredibly excited by the announcement that Kate Strain has been appointed the new artistic director of the Grazer Kunstverein, Austria. Kate is our curator for the 2016 Residency program The Centre for Dying On Stage and previously curated our 2015 residency program I like to eat with my hands with Rachel Gilbourne as part of the paired curatorial […]

Cow House Studios & Bealtaine Festival 2016

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 […]

A Morning Light

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 […]

Rachel MacFarlane

Community update with Rachel MacFarlane

It has been just over a year since we last caught up with anyone from our fantastic community of artists. Rachel MacFarlane was a visiting artist for our programme Art on the Farm during the summer of 2012. She is an immensely talented painter, generous spirit and dedicated teacher. She will be completing her MFA in Painting from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts this spring and holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Ontario College of Art and Design [2008]. Rachel is represented by Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto, ON and her work has featured in several group and solo exhibitions in both North America and Europe.
You can read our conversation here…

The Centre for Dying on Stage

International Autumn Residency Programme Dates: 11 September – 13 November 2016 Submission deadline: 10 April 2016 Selected artists contacted: 1 May 2016 We are happy to announce the open call for our 2016 Autumn residency. The Centre For Dying On Stage, curated by Kate Strain, is the third endeavour allied with her ongoing research project […]

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 […]

Give Way, Exhibition & Gallery Talk

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 […]

I Like to eat with my hands.

I like to eat with my hands. Image courtesy Fiona Hallinan, 2015 14 September – 8 November, 2015 Cow House Studios in collaboration with RGKSKSRG were delighted to host the recipients of the Cow House Residency for 2015: artists Taro Furukata, and Ann Maria Healy, dancer/choreographer Claire Huber, and publisher/writer/artist duo KVM – Ju hyun Lee […]

Cow House Studios & Bealtaine Festival 2015

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; […]

Visiting Artists, Art on the Farm 2015

We are pleased to announce that Haden Nicholl and Jesse Kauppila have been selected as our visiting artists for the summer of 2015. Pictured above left Night Explosions, 2008, ink, watercolour, coloured pencil on paper, and above left I.O.P. I.E.D. (Inside Out Printer Improvised Explosive Device) Super Nova, 2013, chromogenic print. Originally from Colorado, Haden […]

February Camp Fairs

February will be a busy month for Co Directors Frank Abruzzese and Rosie O’Gorman; they will depart from the Northeast and fly to the West where they plan to visit Los Angeles, their old stomping ground in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. As always there are several scheduled events where they will be speaking with […]

William Rueck

Community update with William Rueck.

Billy participated in our 2009 Artist Residency. He is an artist and craftsman trained in traditional wood and metalworking. In 2005 he received a BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and his MFA in Applied Craft and Design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2012. Most recently he participated in the roaming residency Cabin Time, and works for a design-build firm in Portland, Oregon called Orange Design. Billy took some time out to answer a few of our questions, and you can read them here.

Image credits Carson Davis Brown

January Camp Fairs

Cow House Co Directors Frank Abruzzese and Rosie O’Gorman, along with their son Michael, will be traveling in the United States for the next two months. They have been catching up with friends, family, former students and artists over the holidays, and are sure to see many more as they travel more extensively. There are […]

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