Agnes Irwin SSP

From May 25 until June 4 Cow House Studios hosted a group from The Agnes Irwin School just outside Philadelphia, PA. In collaboration with art teacher Keri Farrow, Frank and Rosie designed a two week curriculum focused on Irelands cultural heritage through museum visits and gallery tours in Dublin, and projects developed at Cow House Studios.

Highlights of our three day stay in Dublin included a walking tour through significant sites of the 1916 rebellion, a visit to Collin’s Barracks to see the work of Wexford born designer Eileen Gray, a tour of the Morton Feldman exhibit at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Book of Kells at Trinity College, the beautiful Gold Collection at the National Museum, and the Francis Bacon studio at the Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery.

Back in the studio we explored themes of Irish mythology and the landscape through a bookmaking project. Other highlights included a talk by visiting artist Kate Murphy, an exchange with the 5th year students from Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School in New Ross, photography and life drawing workshops, delicious meals, pavolva, banoffi, biking, swimming in the pond, and jogging around the block.

The photographs below document their stay.