We’re two weeks into our summer program Art on the Farm and it’s been a great start. This group settled in quicker than most, forming tight bonds and engaging in lively discussions at mealtimes right from the start. It’s been really fun getting to know everyone thus far. There are some big personalities who have […]
The Living Arts Project is an artist-in-residence scheme for primary schools in County Wexford. The aim of this project is to provide children with an understanding and appreciation of contemporary visual art. The Living Arts Project exhibition represents a selection of work produced by the participating primary schools.
Additionally, supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, artists Els Dietvorst and Cow House Co-Director Frank Abruzzese worked with pupils from Ramsgrange Community School. The residency, developed with Art Teacher Aoife Power, included workshops on drawing, printmaking, and photography. Included in the exhibition is People Who, a new work by Frank Abruzzese which was made in collaboration with the students over the course of several weeks.
As the rain pours here today it’s hard to imagine our beautifully dry and sunny summer just a few short months ago. As always, we’re incredibly proud to present the accomplished body of work by our students during Art on the farm, our intensive 25-day summer art program. There is an exceptional variety of work presented here, […]
As the leaves begin to fall and the weather turns blustery, it’s nice to take a moment to look back at the wonderful work that was produced this summer. In our tenth summer running our Summer Art Program, Art on the Farm, we introduced a New Media concentration to sit alongside bot Painting and Photography concentrations. […]
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 […]
We are thrilled to once again welcome a group of girls from Agnes Irwin School. This is the fifth year we have had the pleasure of hosting students for their Special Studies Program (SSP). Running for almost 50 years, the SSP programme at Agnes Irwin is designed to offer students experiences away from the classroom […]
This past Sunday we welcomed a group of fantastic students from Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY for their Global Studies Scholars programme. For the next week, Rosie and Frank will be working with the group to guide them in creating a handmade artist book reflecting on their experiences in Ireland. Through a series of […]
For the next month, Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese will be travelling in the United States visiting schools, attending summer program fairs, meeting with artists, students and families interested in our studios. We are more than happy to take the time to meet with people to discuss Art on the Farm, our summer program […]
We are proud to showcase a selection of artwork made during our 2016 sessions of Art on the Farm. In this gallery, you will see five works from each of our students representing a wide variety of media. Black and white darkroom prints, charcoal drawings, watercolor and oil paintings sit alongside sculptural work, digital composites, videos […]
Over the course of seven nights, students from Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were challenged to observe, explore, collect and curate during their time on our farm and while in Dublin. For this trip, we explored ideas around building and editing collections and how this process might yield unexpected narratives. Through a variety of practical […]
We are pleased to announce our 2014 visiting artists Peter Allen Hoffmann (MFA Hunter College, BA Bard College) and Alyssa Robb (BA Oberlin College). In just a few short days they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak about their own creative process alongside Frank, Rosie and Sinead. This experience provides our Art on […]
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 […]
We are pleased to announce our 2012 visiting artists Devra Fox, Nora Rodriguez, Rachael MacFarlane and Sarah Hearn. During the programme they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak about their own creative process. This provides our students for Art on the Farm a great opportunity to work with and learn from dedicated and […]
This year we welcomed back a group from The Agnes Irwin School for a second session of their SSP program focusing on drawing, photography, and the history and culture of Ireland. Their time was jam packed and fun filled. Some of our activities included a three day trip to Dublin where we visited Kilmainham Gaol, […]
For the summer of 2011 we will host artists Christin Boggs and Zsofia Schweger. For nine weeks they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak about their own creative process. This gives our students for Art on the Farm a great opportunity to work with and learn from young, dedicated and talented artists. For […]
For the summer of 2010 we will host artists Manya Fox and Julie O’Rourke. For these nine weeks they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak about their own creative process. This gives our students for Art on the Farm a great opportunity to work with and learn from young, dedicated and talented artists. […]
Rosie and Frank visited the Presentation Secondary School in Wexford town in March, to host workshops with the transition year students. Frank taught a cyanotypes workshop, and Rosie worked with the girls to produce large scale charcoal drawings focusing on negative space. Here are a few photos of the days activities.
From July 12 to July 25 we will host artists Matt Davis and Jennifer K. Beal Davis for one week during each of our sessions of Art on the Farm. During this time they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak about their own creative process. For more examples of their work please go […]
Wexford Arts Centre, in partnership with Cow House Studios have initiated an annual international residency and exhibition programme. This collaboration consists of a ten week residency for an international visual artist at Cow House Studios, which will facilitate an exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre. This programme provides a significant opportunity for international artists to live, […]
A big thank you to everyone involved with bringing the incredible kids from New Orleans and Tallaght together here at the Cow House for ten intense days of art-making. Rosie and I would like to especially thank Jackie for putting together such an ambitious project, and thinking of our studio as a place to end […]