Margot Yale

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.

The Centre For Dying On Stage

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.

Penn Charter Spring Break Group Class

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 […]

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…

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; […]

New Electric Bikes

Recently Cow House Studios purchased four electric bicycles to be used by our residency artists. These bikes greatly increase the mobility of our artists, allowing them to explore more of our beautiful surroundings without the need to worry about our undulating terrain. They are perfect for a long daytime excursion or a nighttime trip to […]

2014 Artist Residency

This past Monday we welcomed our first residency artists for 2014. Emma Schwartz (USA), Mathilde Ganancia (France), Paul Gaffney (Ireland) and Woosung Lee (South Korea) will be at Cow House Studios for the next four weeks making new work. During the autumn of 2015 all participating residency artists will exhibit new work at Wexford Arts […]

Julie Lequin

Community update with Julie Lequin

Julie was a participant in our residency programme in 2009. Her work is multidisciplinary, including video, performance, watercolor, writing, props and costumes, as well as written lists, voiceovers and notes for scripts. Julie’s first book and DVD project was published in 2007 by 2nd Cannons Publications, and she has had numerous exhibitions throughout North America and Europe. Julie was the 2011 recipient of the Joseph S. Stauffer Award, and was also awarded fellowships from the Canada Council for the Arts and from the California Community Foundation. In addition to her time at Cow House Studios she has participated in residencies at Yaddo, Art Omi, Macdowell Colony, and Les Recollets in Paris.

Please read our conversation here

Peter Allen Hoffmann

Community update with Peter Allen Hoffmann

New to our Cow House Studios community section is a brief Q&A with former residency artist Peter Allen Hoffmann. Peter is a painter based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2005, he graduated with an MFA from Hunter College. He’s exhibited in Ireland, Germany and throughout the US. In 2008 he was one of our first residency artists, and has remained a close friend. His most recent solo exhibition Outer Space ran from May 30 – July 6, 2013 at Freight + Volume in New York. You can read our conversation here.

Amy Weiss-Meyer

Community update with Amy Weiss-Meyer

We have just updated our community page to include a Q&A session with 2009 Art on the Farm alumna Amy Weiss-Meyer. As a Sophomore, she was part of our second ever summer session. Now a student at Harvard University, Amy has stayed in touch with us over the years. Amy has represented Cow House Studios at several summer fairs and even came for a visit during the summer of 2013. She is currently editor for The Harvard Crimson blog Flyby. You can read our discussion here.

The Drover turns the Cattle

Tomorrow, Friday October 14 Monster Truck Gallery opens “The Drover turns the Cattle” a group show featuring our 2010  residency artists Marisol Malatesta, Gail Cunningham, Laurie Lax and Matthew Denniss. The show will run until October 29th. “In the fall of 2010 four artists with disparate practices, different approaches, different tools, different materials and from […]

“Retrieval Systems” at Wexford Arts Centre

Opening Thursday, June 9 Wexford Arts Centre, in collaboration with Cow House Studios will host a two-person exhibition of recent work by 2010 artists-in-residence, Matthew Denniss and Gail Cunningham. In developing their work at Cow House Studios, Denniss and Cunningham examine the various aspects in which energy resides. With Cunningham’s work, her highly controlled, precision-cut […]