From June 8 – 10, 2010 New York based artist Bill Beirne spent time filming his latest video project, The Parachutist, A Non-Combatant Aesthete here at at Cow House Studios. We are proud to have played a small part in the production of this new work. Below is Bill’s brief description of the project. The […]
It has been six days since the girls from Agnes Irwin left the farm, the dogs are lonely and the place couldn’t be quieter. We were fortunate to meet such a great group of girls; Nancy makes a great Lady Gaga, May-Lin has a natural talent for printing in the darkroom, Cristina likes floating on […]
Artists in Residence, 2009 Pictured from left to right are Shilly-Shallying by Aoife Collins, Parasol by William Rueck and Character for the Video True Stories (Almost) by Julie Lequin. Aoife Collins London-based artist Aoife Collins received her B.A. from National College of Art & Design, Dublin, in 2002, followed in 2004 by an M.A. […]
We are happy to announce that the photography of Gaby Dressler, one of our former students from Art on the Farm, has been published in the New York Times. This past Sunday her excellent photograph from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2009 was selected for the “Why We Travel” competition published Sunday, April 4, 2010.
For the summer of 2010 we will host artists Manya Fox and Julie O’Rourke. For these nine weeks they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak about their own creative process. This gives our students for Art on the Farm a great opportunity to work with and learn from young, dedicated and talented artists. […]
For the next two months Rosie and Frank will be traveling the east coast visiting schools, attending camp fairs and holding information sessions for Art on the Farm. For those interested this is a great opportunity to speak with the programme directors and meet former students. Below is a list of the fairs we will […]
Saturday April 17, 2010 1pm – 4pm This three hour workshop introduces the cyanotype: one of the oldest photographic process that produces a stunning vivid blue and white monochromatic image. Creating cyanotypes is a simple, effective way to introduce traditional photographic processes to students, without the need for a darkroom. Participants will learn how to […]
Mr. Jimmy Lennon and his wife, Madge, came to visit us just after we completed renovations. Mr. Lennon lives less than a mile away on Ballybawn Lane, and his uncle, mason Mick Lennon, built the Cow House in 1915. An impressive feat, constructing the 20 inch thick stone walls in 6 months.
Above: Hanged-man orchid/Aceras anthropophora, artificial orchid taken apart thread by thread and reassembled, mixed media, 88 cm x 42 cm by Aoife Collins Saturday, 14 November 2009, 11am – 5pm Cow House Studios invite you to meet this years Artists in Residence; Julie Lequin (Canada), Aoife Collins (London) and Billy Rueck (USA). During their ten […]
It took a little longer than we hoped, but please have a look at our online exhibition of artwork made during Art on the Farm, 2009. We’re very pleased with the quality of work everyone produced, and as you’ll see represent a variety of media and styles. The photograph here was made by second year […]
Frank recently took part the project “About Town”, where Wexford Arts Centre working in association with Wexford Borough Council and the Heritage council, presented an outdoor photographic trail depicting the architectural heritage features of Wexford. Curated by Peter Pearson, Frank took the large scale photographs that are installed in exterior locations around the town. Additionally […]
We are pleased to welcome our 2009 Artists in Residence; Aoife Collins (London), William Rueck (USA) and Julie Lequin (Canada), who is the recipient of the International Artist in Residence and Exhibition run in partnership with the Wexford Arts Centre. All three artists are in residence for ten weeks from September 14 until November 22, […]
Its been one short week since everyone left the farm and the place seems so quiet. As we get ready for the beginning of our residency next month we remember all the great times that were had chatting around the dinner table, goofing off in the darkroom, late-nite movies and trips. We’re so lucky to […]
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 […]
We’re now halfway through our second session here at the Cow House, and the last ten days here have been an eventful mix of art making and travel. Please have a look at our photo gallery for a look at what we’ve been up to. The first few days were spent getting to know eachother. […]
Matt and Jenny’s arrival on Monday brought a new energy to the farm, giving everyone a needed boost for their final week of intense work in the studio. Whether it was a life drawing session with Matt, a portrait project with Jenny, inspiring artist talks, or a one on one tutorial the new perspective brought […]
Our second week began with two full days of figure drawing, and a birthday celebration for Anna’s 17th. After a long day in the studio everyone adorned their finest evening attire. Mary’s Pavlova was a hit for desert. Wednesday morning we headed for Kerry VERY early. We arrived in the West before anyone had a […]
Our first week on the farm was an eventful one. From the first few days getting to know each-other playing games, to testing our engineering skills, learning the darkroom and camera and starting our first paintings there was always something going on. Tea cakes were a hit again. Lola has been entertaining the crowd and […]
Rosie and Frank visited the Presentation Secondary School in Wexford town in March, to host workshops with the transition year students. Frank taught a cyanotypes workshop, and Rosie worked with the girls to produce large scale charcoal drawings focusing on negative space. Here are a few photos of the days activities.