During the week beginning March 17th, 2018, during our Open Residency programme, artist Richard John Jones installed his work Public Sculpture, a figure without a body. We hope for this to be the first of many public sculptures in the woods adjacent to the Cow House. This installation found its beginnings as a work included in the exhibition The Plough And Other Stars curated by Kate Strain in 2016 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. This exhibition was associated with our own 2016 residency The Centre For Dying On Stage #3 also curated by our then curator in residence, Kate Strain. We were thrilled when shortly after the exhibition we were contacted by both Richard and Kate who proposed the farm as a permanent home for the work. After much coordination, it was wonderful to see the successful installation despite some fairly horrific weather. Special thanks to artist Deirdre Buggy who took time out of her busy schedule to help Richard with the installation. We look forward to sharing this special addition to the farm with our future visitors.
We are now more than half-way done with our first session and are happy to share a selection of photographs from an eventful two weeks. Highlights have included trips to Dublin where we saw several exhibitions including the fantastic As Above So Below at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. We were able to enjoy […]
Explore Ireland’s southeast from the streets of Dublin to the rolling hills of the Wexford countryside. This one week trip offers an opportunity to photograph the unique urban scenes, landscapes, townscapes, personalities and details Ireland has to offer. This is a shooting trip, however we will also take the time to visit some of Dublin’s […]
Our second session got off to a fast start with everyone producing some great work in our first three days, late night dance parties in the studio and some impressive marshmallow and spaghetti structures. Congrats to Victoria, Mary-Kate, Grace and Charlotte for their winning effort. Our two day trip to Dublin took us to the […]
Our first week in the summer of 2010 has been blessed with beautiful weather. We’ve been sure to take advantage by fishing in the pond for dinner, swimming, tennis and a few bike rides around the block. Manya and Julie even prepared a Summer Solstice celebration with flower wreaths and herb satchels. Everyone spent their […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thursday morning, we got up early and headed up to Dublin. The trip took about two hours, with a rainy stop at the Glendalough Monastic settlement. The ruins were beautiful, even in the rain. Our first stop in the city was at the Douglas Hyde Gallery on O’Connell Street, where among many other great works […]