Abigail Taubman‎

Abigail Taubman‎

Community update with Abigail Taubman‎

Abigail first attended Art on the Farm in 2010 and returned for two more summers before graduating from high school and heading off to Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She returned as an intern for the summer of 2014 and again last year for How to Flatten a Mountain, our new residency in collaboration with PhotoIreland. We have had the privilege of watching Abigail grow as an artist and a person over the past seven years. Her return visits and our continuing friendship epitomise what we have tried to build here at Cow House Studios, a community of individuals who share our passion for the arts, our beautiful Irish countryside and the close relationships that emerge from time shared on the farm.

How to Flatten a Mountain Facilitator Matthew Thompson

In our second post highlighting the fantastic photographers that will be facilitating workshops during How to Flatten a Mountain, we’re happy to feature the work of Matthew Thompson. The deadline for this residency and exhibition opportunity is quickly approaching. You can find more information about the program and application process here… Matthew is an Irish […]

How to Flatten a Mountain 2017

Dates: April 24th – May 5th, 2017
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How to Flatten a Mountain is an exciting residency opportunity open to emerging and mid-career visual artists whose artistic practice in whole or part, makes use of digital and/or analogue photographic processes.

The aim of this residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2017. During the residency, participants will take an active part in a series of workshops led by guest facilitators and as a group will be sharing ideas, making work, processing, printing, editing, as needed, always working in collaboration. As an integral part of the residency, three artists based in Ireland will facilitate day-long workshops to provoke and animate different avenues for thought. Each facilitator brings to the residency new perspectives, challenges and opportunities for participants.

Photo Gallery for Session 3

During our first few days everyone worked diligently in the studio making their own notebooks, learning their way around the darkroom and creating a series of acrylic paintings. Everyone has discovered the many delights of Mary’s baking, and we all had a chance to spark up new friendships with long chats over the dinner table […]

Session 2 Photos

The first week of session two was bathed in beautiful sunshine. We all welcomed new friendships, and in our first few days everyone spent their time working hard in the studio making their own journals, printing in the darkroom and creating a series of 10 paintings. Our trip to Dublin was packed full of activities […]

Our last photos from Session 1

Our days in the final week for the first session of art on the farm were filled with plenty of studio time, but we were sure to take advantage of the amazing weather too. Swimming in the pond was a daily activity, and we spent a good part of every day taking in the sunshine. […]

Session 2 Final Photo Update

In our last week everyone was hard at work on their final projects. There was hardly a moment during the long days and nights where the studio wasn’t busy with students painting, drawing or printing in the darkroom. In our final critique it was clear everyone had made a sincere effort to find their own […]

New Photos… So Good!

Our second week begin with two life drawing sessions that proved both challenging and very rewarding. A critique on Tuesday night gave everyone a chance to show their work, the walls were jam packed with drawings, prints from the darkroom, collages and watercolours. On Wednesday morning we headed West. We stopped at many scenic spots […]

Session 2, our first batch of photos…

The first week of our second session has been jam packed. After some fun group activities everyone got stuck into a variety of different projects; building their own camera obscura, creating collages, printing in the darkroom and making watercolours. There have also been many early morning bike rides, playtime with the dogs in the sunshine […]

Final photos from Session 2

Its been four days since everyone from session 2 returned home for the rest of the summer. In our last week everyone worked really hard on their final projects. There was a huge variety of media and techniques, from large scale ink drawings to paintings on paper and canvas, weaving garments with reeds, printing in […]

Workshop for Art Teachers: Making Cyanotypes

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 […]

Thanks & Goodbye

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 […]

A new crop of photos…

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 […]

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