It has been about a week and a half since our last group of gap year students for 2019 went their separate ways, and the studios are as quiet as they have been for quite some time. At Cow House we are all incredibly grateful to host such wonderful students year after year. 2019 marks […]
We are now two-thirds of the way through our autumn gap year program FieldWorks. This past week our students have enjoyed some well earned time off. Everyone managed to travel for at least part of the week. Some went home for their break but most travelled within Europe with Helsinki, Barcelona and Berlin among their […]
Community update with Paul Gaffney
Paul Gaffney is one of four associate artists at Cow House Studios and participated in his first residency with us back in 2014. As an associate artist, Paul is a regular visitor to the farm and teaches during our summer program Art on the Farm. For the past number of years, he has been investigating different ways of experiencing and representing landscape. His research is focused on developing a meditative approach to landscape photography and explores how the act of image making can enable and disrupt a sense of connection with one’s surroundings.
Paul was recently selected for the Arts Council’s ‘Next Generation Bursary Award’ 2016-17. His books have been nominated for the Photobook Award at the International Photobook Festival Kassel (2013 & 2016), shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography, and selected for several ‘Best Photobooks of The Year’ lists. Gaffney’s work has also been presented as solo exhibitions at the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (Luxembourg), Flowers Gallery (London), Gallery of Photography (Dublin), Belfast Exposed Gallery, Ffotogallery (Cardiff), Oliver Sears Gallery (Dublin) and in group shows and festivals in the US, UK, South Africa, Ireland, Italy, France and China. His images have been published internationally in print and online periodicals including American Suburb X, Harvard Design Review, Creative Review, The New Yorker, European Photography, DU Magazine, Katalog, PaperJam, Source, Photomonitor and Landscape Stories.
Paul recently took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few of our questions. Click through to read his answers.
We are delighted to announce our new associate artists (from left to right) Ann Maria Healy, Mathilde Ganancia, Sarah Tynan and Paul Gaffney who in their new roles will be teaching this summer during Art on the Farm. These four artists represent a diverse set of artistic practices ranging from painting to sculpture, installation, performance, video and photography. In their young careers, all have exhibited widely whilst receiving recognition for their exceptional work as recipients of numerous grants and awards. We look forward to working with them over the next few years and are certain they will have much to add to our educational and residency programming.
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.
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 […]
Artists in Residence, 2014 Images above top left from the installation You Cannot Eat an Image and an Image Cannot Eat You by Joey Bryniarska, top centre Bam! by Mathilde Ganancia, top right Untitled from the series We Make the Path by Walking by Paul Gaffney, bottom left Run Away by Woosung Lee and bottom […]
Sunday 2nd November, 2014, 1pm – 6pm Please join us in viewing recent work by our 2014 residency artists; Mathilde Ganancia (France), Joey Bryniarska (UK) and Paul Gaffney (Ireland). During their residency, these artists are given the time and space to develop a new body of work. Cow House Open Studios offers the community a […]
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 […]