Meet Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman & Frank Abruzzese Starting today, Cow House Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese will be travelling across the United States to speak with parents and students about Art on the Farm, our summer program for teens and FieldWorks our gap year art program. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask questions […]
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.
We are now accepting applications for our new associate artist position!
Cow House Studios, Wexford, Ireland seeks four associate artists to assist in delivering its educational and residency programming throughout the calendar year. The successful candidates must be gifted, exhibiting artists, capable of and eager to teach young and aspirational students. Associate artists will develop challenging and innovative lesson plans alongside Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese and play a key role in mentoring young adults while encouraging artistic excellence. Additionally, associate artists will have the opportunity to avail of residency opportunities at Cow House Studios throughout the year and assist in the development and delivery of new residency and educational opportunities.
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.
It’s been a long wait, but we have just posted an exciting selection of artwork from our three 2014 sessions of Art on the Farm. Our primary focus during the summer is drawing, and students then specialise in either photography or painting, focusing on their particular interests, responding to their varied experience in Ireland. We […]
Two days ago we said goodbye to the last of our wonderful students from Art on the Farm, 2014. We were truly fortunate to have such talented, engaged and thoughtful group of students for all three of our sessions. The quiet time around the studio these past few days has given us an opportunity to […]
It was just two short days ago we bid farewell to our wonderful students from session 3, and its hard to believe the summer has come to an end. Things seem just a bit too quiet around here after nine weeks of students buzzing around the studio. Our last few weeks of session 3 have […]
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. […]
We are delighted to be at the beginning of another great summer. In our first few days everyone spent their time working really hard in the studio making their own notebooks, printing in the darkroom and trying out some painting. Our new students have discovered the many delights of Mary’s baking, and we all had […]
As we prepare for our annual trips to schools across the United States we can’t help but get excited for another fun summer. Below is a list of fairs we will be attending this winter, the first of which happen this week in New York. These events are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about […]
We just recently posted a gallery of artwork made by our students during Art on the Farm this past summer. In their three weeks on the farm students have the opportunity to explore drawing, painting and photography, focusing on their own interests, informed by their time in Ireland. Everyone produced some very strong work, and […]
It was just yesterday we said goodbye to everyone from session 3, and its hard to believe the summer has come to an end. We had an incredibly productive week, and it’s safe to say we set a record for the greatest number of large scale paintings and drawings. Every square inch of the studio […]
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 […]
Our final week was spent hard at work in the studio. We were amazed by everyones dedication to their final projects, and this was evident in the work produced. We were treated to some wonderful paintings, drawings, photographs and even a few installations. We wish everyone the best for the rest of the summer, and […]
We’re thrilled to be at the beginning of another great summer. In our first few days everyone spent their time working really hard in the studio making their own cameras, printing in the darkroom and trying out some painting. We welcomed our two new pigs Sparkles and McLego to the farm, and we all had […]
It has been just one short week since our last session left the farm, and the place seems almost too quiet without all the busy activity in the studio. No more rummaging through the kitchen for a mid day or late night snack, or sounds of Lola barking for just one more stick to be […]
It’s hard to believe the summer is over. It seems like just yesterday we were picking up the first group from the airport, and now the farm is quiet again. We had such a great time with everyone in our first full nine week summer. We’re really going to miss the group of characters we […]
It’s hard to believe the summer is nearing its end! It feels like just yesterday we were picking up our first group from the airport, but here we are more than one week into our third session. We’ve been busy from the start. Our first few days were spent on some drawing exercises, learning to […]
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 […]
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 […]