Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Recipe: Italian Wedding Soup This past September, our friend Kate Strain asked us if we would participate in the opening event of Kunstverein Aughrim, her new curatorial office and production agency for contemporary art projects. Kate hoped to temporarily re-open the cafe beside her building, offering visitors some hot stew and a fresh piece of […]

Parenting Artist Residency, 2023

Building on Satellite, the very successful pilot residency run in collaboration with The Mothership Project, Cow House Studios, with the support of Wexford County Council is pleased to offer an annual two-week residency designed specifically for parenting artists. The Parenting Artist Residency will make it possible for awarded artists to dedicate time to their work by offering all of the supports necessary to do so. We recognise many artists discover they must drop or drastically curtail their creative practice while having children, leaving a cultural gap. This residency will support parenting artists at this key stage in their lives, assisting them to have productive and rewarding careers as they rear their families.

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Blackbird Cultur-Lab Public Event

Blackbird Cultur-Lab, an experimental culture-farm set in Wexford, will host a free event on Saturday, April 9th, from 11 am to 1 pm. Everyone is welcome. Address: Blackbird Cultur-Lab, Haresmead, Foulkesmills, Co. Wexford. Y35XW93 Visiting International and Irish artists Karl Logge, Sara Lundy, Lar O’Toole, Marta Romani, and Anne Vetter have been taking part in […]

Parenting Artist Residency

Building on Satellite, the very successful pilot residency run in collaboration with The Mothership Project, Cow House Studios, with the support of Wexford County Council is pleased to offer an annual two-week residency designed specifically for parenting artists. The Parenting Artist Residency will make it possible for awarded artists to dedicate time to their work by offering all of the supports necessary to do so. We recognise many artists discover they must drop or drastically curtail their creative practice while having children, leaving a cultural gap. This residency will support parenting artists at this key stage in their lives, assisting them to have productive and rewarding careers as they rear their families.

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Cow House on Southeast Radio’s “I Remember”

Interview Southeast Radio’s I Remember with Michael O’Gorman & Cow House Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese On Saturday, July 3rd Cow House Studios was featured on Southeast Radio’s I Remember hosted weekly by Michael Doyle. Michael reached out to us a few weeks ago to learn more about the history of the farm and the initial ideas […]

Alex Westfall

Community update with Alex Westfall In 2014 we met Alex as a student during our summer program Art on the Farm. Two years later she returned to participate in our photography residency How to Flatten a Mountain. In the years since, she has completed her undergraduate studies, earning a BA in Modern Culture and Media […]

Gin and Tonic Cake

Recipe: Gin and Tonic Cake We first served this cake during our artist residency How to Flatten a Mountain. The weather had been more reliably fine during this program, and Caitriona wanted to create something festive and a bit lighter for the artist’s last night on the farm. Her first thought was to create a […]

Shannon’s Lane

Shannon’s Lane hike in County Carlow near the village of Kiltealy. Since we were unable to travel long distances during this autumn’s gap year program, we took the opportunity to explore our locality in more depth, revealing local treasurers a stone’s throw from Cow House. One of our favorite places, Shannon’s Lane, is only 20 […]

FieldWorks 2020: Galleries

We just finished updating our website with galleries from the autumn 2020 session of FieldWorks, our 12-week gap year program for students interested in visual art. Looking through the images and artworks has given us some time to reflect on a most unusual year. Like many, we were forced to adapt to a new set […]

Barry O’Rourke

December 12th, 1983 – December 31st, 2020

On Thursday, December 31st, our family suffered a tragic loss with the passing of Barry O’Rourke. Barry was Sinead’s loving husband and devoted father to both Ronan and Ada. Those who have spent time at our studios will know Barry well as he would often visit, shooting hoops in the yard, popping his head in the kitchen for a chat or bite to eat, often engaging in conversation with our guests… more

Knockroe Passage Tomb

Knockroe Passage Tomb

Winter Solstice at Knockroe Passage Tomb in Kilkenny Today is the winter solstice and celebrations on the shortest day of the year are particularly associated with the Celtic tradition when druids would cut the mistletoe that grew on oak trees and offer it as a blessing each year. In Celtic mythology, there is a Dark […]

Hoagie & Cheesesteak Rolls

Recipe: Hoagie & Cheesesteak Rolls As a native Philadelphian, Cow House Co-Director Frank Abruzzese has a particular affinity for the Hoagie and Cheesesteak sandwiches of his childhood. To this day, his first stop on any visit home begins with a cheesesteak from the iconic John’s Roast Pork. Anyone familiar with these delicious sandwiches from Philly […]

Mathilde-Ganancia

Mathilde Ganancia

Community update with Mathilde Ganancia We first met Mathilde Ganancia in 2014 as one of five artists for our autumn residency that year. Since then, Mathilde has returned several times for both shorter residencies and to teach during our summer art program Art on the Farm. It is a genuine pleasure anytime she returns, most […]

Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Fire Station Artists’ Studios, located in Dublin’s northeast inner city, is a vital institution within the Irish art world. For many emerging and mid-career artists, an extended residency in one of their twelve studios provides support to embark on ambitious projects. Having opened its doors more than 25 years ago, it has gained due recognition […]

On Chorus

Friend of Cow House and sound artist Christopher Steenson is launching his latest project On Chorus today, Monday 16 November 2020. For the next two weeks, his project will use Iarnród Éireann train station PA systems across Ireland to play the sound of birdsong to the general public from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, every day, for two weeks, […]

New Scholarship Opportunities

We are delighted to announce substantial new scholarship opportunities for FieldWorks, our 12-week gap year program, and Art on the Farm, our 25-day teen summer program. Moving forward, for each session, we now award three different forms of financial support, a portfolio scholarship, and two different need-based awards. All scholarship applicants must submit a portfolio […]