Darragh Casey

Community update with Darragh Casey

Darragh was a visiting artist in the summer 0f 2009. Based in London, his practice continually seeks ways of challenging our habits, norms and routines. Originally from Cork, Darragh graduated from NCAD Dublin with a BA in Art & Design Education. After developing a practice as both an artist and educator he completed an MA Design (furniture) from Central St. Martin’s , London in 2012.
You can read our conversation here..

Camp Fairs for Summer 2014

Here at the Cow House we’re busily preparing for our travels to schools across the United States and Europe, and we can’t help but get excited for another great summer. Below is a partial list of fairs we will be attending this winter, the first of which happen in just a few short weeks in […]

Empty Nest

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 […]

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 […]

The Wild Bunch

It’s hard to believe it was only three short days ago we were in the studio looking at everyone’s amazing personal projects. Our last two weeks have been filled with activities too numerous to list, but a highlight would certainly include our trip to the west. We were lucky to get some pretty amazing weather […]

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. […]

Photo Update

This past week started with some life drawing with a nude model, and everyone continued to work diligently in the studio preparing for our first critique. It was wonderful to see the amount of quality work produced, and after all the hard work we were ready to head to the west of Ireland for three […]

Visiting Artists, Art on the Farm 2013

We are pleased to announce our 2013 visiting artists Adam Neese (MFA The University of North Texas, BFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Eleanor Ryburn (BFA Washington University), and Katie Humphries (MFA San Francisco Art Institute, BA Portland State University). During the programme they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak […]

2012 Summer Fair Dates

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 […]

Session 3 Photo Update

This past week started with some life drawing and everyone working hard in the studio preparing for our first critique. It was wonderful to see the amount of quality work everyone produced. Nights were filled with artist talks by Nora, Devra, Sarah and Rachel, and we still found time to watch a couple movies. Our […]

The first batch from our last session…

Our third session got off to a rainy start but was filled with a bunch of activities and workshops, including a marshmallow challenge, exquisite corpse, building a camera obscura and creating collages. The evenings have been spent watching select movies, enjoying presentations by our visiting artists, and continuing to develop personal projects. Highlights of our […]

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 […]