The Mothership Project Satellite Residency: Selected Artists Announced

The Mothership announces the 15 parenting artists who are recipients of residences:

This autumn, The Mothership Project in collaboration with Cow House Studios will run a pilot artist residency programme giving 15 parenting artists supported time and space to develop their practice, including childcare and accommodation on-site for children and partners.

The 15 artists travelling to Cow House Studios are Dorota Borowa, Stephen Dunne, Niamh Davis, Sarah Lincoln, Ruth Lyons, Ciara McMahon, Susan Montgomery, Celina Muldoon, Niamh O’Doherty, Sally O’Dowd, James O’hAodha, Una Quigley, Linda Quinlan, Ruby Wallis and Kate Warner.

Paul Gaffney

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.

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Paul recently took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few of our questions. Click through to read his answers.

Colin Matthes Essential Knowledge

Colin Matthes

Community update with Colin Matthes

Colin Matthes was one of four residency artists during our 2012 autumn residency. His practice includes painting, drawing, installation, zine and graphic production, and public art projects. Matthes has exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Antwerp, Dublin, Houston, Seville, Ljubljana, Melbourne, and Berlin.

In addition to his residency at Cow House, he has participated in numerous other residencies including Hotel Pupik (Austria) and Werkkamp (Belgium). He won the Mary L Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in 2102 (Established) and 2007 (Emerging). In addition, Matthes works collectively with Justseeds, a network of twenty-six artists living in the United States, Canada, and Mexico that runs a print collective, contributes graphics to social movements, and co-publishes books.

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Colin has been extremely generous with is time, taking care in thoughtfully answering our questions. It has been our privilege to catch up and read about all that has happened since his time with us in Ireland four years ago.

The Centre For Dying On Stage: Performance Date & Times

Date & Time: Saturday, November 12 at 3pm

Location: Wexford Arts Centre

Performance by artists Jessica Foley, Marjorie Potiron & Lisa Hoffmann, Steven Randall, and Alex Mirutziu AKA The Artist and Himself at 29 (TAH29)

Please click here to purchase tickets.

A bus is scheduled to depart from the Irish Museum of Modern Art at 12:30pm and return at 9pm.

Ticket includes:

I like to eat with my hands: Exhibition

Wexford Arts Centre
Saturday 27th August at 3pm

The exhibition I like to eat with my hands is the outcome of our 2015 Autumn Residency residency involving five contemporary, international artists. The participants were artists Taro Furukata, Ann Maria Healy, dancer/choreographer Claire Huber and writer/artist duo KVM – Ju Hyun Lee and Ludovic Burel.

For a period of eight-weeks in autumn last year, they re-located their practices to our deeply rural environment at Cow House Studios. Together, they immersed themselves in research between the studios, the land and the shared accommodation, to create new work, share skills, and reflect on their own and others’ individual practices. Within this activity, the question was asked: can situating oneself within these new ‘Pig Earth’ surroundings potentially radicalise an existing working process?

Their answer comes to you in the form of this exhibition. It comes in the lonesomeness of Taro Furukata’s poignant attempts to assimilate (physically metabolising new spaces in the sanctity of his actual body) and to reach back home (phoning his Grandma for hand-me-down recipes); in Claire Huber’s struggle out of the physical and metaphysical confines of the body (dancing with and in nature in a wild and comic reach for meaning); in Ann Maria Healy’s search for spiritual guidance or resonance amongst dated mythological traditions (removed and ritualised in their almost but not quite kitsch physical form), and in KVM’s more than skin-deep transference of cultural mores (echoes of nasty cultural realities, warts and all).

RGKSKSRG is the paired curatorial practice of Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain.

Image: Ann Maria Healy, Beating to be real, 2016, HD video still.

The Centre For Dying On Stage #3

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…

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 […]

Visiting Artists, Art on the Farm 2015

We are pleased to announce that Haden Nicholl and Jesse Kauppila have been selected as our visiting artists for the summer of 2015. Pictured above left Night Explosions, 2008, ink, watercolour, coloured pencil on paper, and above left I.O.P. I.E.D. (Inside Out Printer Improvised Explosive Device) Super Nova, 2013, chromogenic print. Originally from Colorado, Haden […]

William Rueck

Community update with William Rueck.

Billy participated in our 2009 Artist Residency. He is an artist and craftsman trained in traditional wood and metalworking. In 2005 he received a BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and his MFA in Applied Craft and Design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2012. Most recently he participated in the roaming residency Cabin Time, and works for a design-build firm in Portland, Oregon called Orange Design. Billy took some time out to answer a few of our questions, and you can read them here.

Image credits Carson Davis Brown

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 […]

Gallery Talk at Wexford Arts Centre

Frank Abruzzese will host a gallery talk on Tuesday, September 30th at 2pm to discuss Forest, the current exhibition by 2013 residency artists Corinne Schulze, Ian Clark and Seulki Ki. During their residencies all three artists spent much of their time outside, engaging with the landscape surrounding the studio. A relatively recent plantation of pine […]

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 […]

2013 Residency Artists Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2013 residency artists. Corinne Schulze (USA), Eleanor Duffin (Ireland), Ian Clark (USA) and Seulki Ki (Republic of Korea) will take up residence at the Cow House from September 22 until November 30, 2013. During the autumn of 2014 all four artists will exhibit new work at Wexford Arts Centre. […]

2011 Residency Exhibition

The Line Between is a group exhibition by 2011 Cow House residency artists Antony Clarkson (UK), Sabina Mac Mahon (Ireland), Shiro Masuyama (Japan), and Hilary Wilder (USA). Their work is presently on view at the Wexford Arts Centre, and will also travel to Monster Truck Gallery and Studios in Dublin. Saturday, 6th October at 4pm […]

Renovation Photographs

Over the next few weeks, we will be adding a new mezzanine to the Cow House. This addition will add permanent, self-contained studio space for both our residency artists and students. Beginning the work of putting up the new structure has sparked some memories of when we first began renovations six years ago. We have […]

Cow House Open Studios

Sunday 20th November, 2pm – 6pm Please join us this Sunday in viewing recent work by our 2011 residency artists; Antony Clarkson (UK), Sabina Mac Mahon (Ireland), Shiro Masuyama (Japan) and Hilary Wilder (USA). During their ten week stay, these artists were given the time and space to concentrate on making a new body of […]

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 […]

Coolbawn Castle

On November 25th we made the short journey with our residency artists to Coolbawn Castle, located two miles from the Cow House. Built in the mid 1800’s by Francis Bruen, Coolbawn Castle has a gorgeous view of the Blackstairs Mountains. The building is constructed of fine cut stone, and is elaborately ornamented with pinnacles and […]

Cow House Open Studios

Sunday 14th November, 1pm – 6pm Please join us in viewing recent work by our 2010 residency artists; Gail Cunningham (USA), Matthew Denniss (UK), Laurie Lax (UK) and Marisol Malatesta (Peru). During their ten week stay, these artists are given the time and space to concentrate on making a new body of work. Cow House […]

Residency 2010

We recently welcomed our 2010 residency artists. Gail Cunningham (USA), Matthew Denniss (UK), Laurie Lax (UK) and Marisol Malatesta (Peru) are resident at the Cow House from September 22 until December 6. In partnership with Wexford Arts Centre, Gail and Matthew were also awarded an exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre which is due to take […]