Spiced Aubergine & Chickpeas

Recipe: Spiced Aubergine & Chickpeas, Radish & Celery Salad, Quinoa & Minted Yogurt

This dinner is adapted from a few recipes in Yotam Ottolenghi’s fantastic book Jerusalem. We absolutely love this book and use it on a weekly basis. If you like this meal, you’ll love the book. Many of the recipes are vegetarian, healthy and really satisfying. This book alone has accounted for about half of the spices we now hold in our red kitchen pantry and well worth having around. A sprinkle of Za’atar on some scrambled eggs with a dollop of Greek yoghurt is a satisfying break from your usual breakfast routine.

Cow House Studios Irish Brown Soda Bread

Irish Brown Soda Bread

Recipe: Irish Brown Soda Bread

We’re thrilled to be launching a new series of posts on our website sharing recipes from our kitchen. We couldn’t think of a better one to start with than the traditional Irish Brown Soda Bread. Brown bread is one of those recipes that can vary from home to home. Everyone adds their own special touch whether they might bake it in a tin or on a stone, add seeds for extra bite or buttermilk for added depth. Cutting this bread requires a steady hand and some strength. The crust is thick and hard and the internal texture is quite delicate. Cut them too thick and you’ll be accused of making “doorsteps” as Rosie’s family likes to say.

Satellite Residency: Celina Muldoon & Niamh O’Doherty

Muldoon (b.1980) is an Artist based in North West Ireland. Graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art, I.T. Sligo in 2014, her work was purchased for their permanent collection. Muldoon completed an MFA in Sculpture from N.C.A.D. in 2016. She was a member of Jesse Jones NO MORE FUN AND GAMES (2016) feminist collective and Amanda Coogan’s I’ll sing you a song from around the town 2015. Her graduate work We are in cahoots…You and I was selected for Mobius(Boston) international performance festival, 2017 and Craw festival Berlin, 2018. Muldoon has completed residencies in MART and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. She has exhibited in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, The Complex, Waveparticle and Celine gallery, Glasgow and Project Arts Centre Dublin. She has been awarded the Next Generation Bursary award, The Artist in the Community scheme award and a residency in Cow House Studios in partnership with The Mothership Project this November.

Born, Donegal, Ireland, 1988, Niamh O’Doherty is a visual artist based in Dublin. O’Doherty received her BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2010 and her MA in
Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, in 2014. Solo exhibitions include “Standing at the Still Point” Linnenhall Art Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo in 2017 and “Reflections on Time” at Broadstone Studios (2014).

Satellite Residency: Kate Warner & James Ó hAodha

Kate Warner grew up in Co. Wicklow and lived in Dublin before moving to London. She studied painting at NCAD and then the Royal College of Art (London). Solo exhibitions include Cross Gallery, Dublin, and Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray. She participated in the Unbuilding Project (2010), a collaborative group of artists and curators, supported by Wicklow County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. Other group shows include recent exhibitions in London and Kent. In 2017, Kate designed and facilitated a workshop at Tate Exchange, as part of ‘Occupation’, an exhibition and seminar on Art Education in collaboration with UCL Institute of Education and Freelands Foundation.

James Ó hAodha [O-Hay] (b. 1985, Wexford) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Manchester. Graduating in Sculpture from NCAD in 2009, Ó hAodha has continued to develop a socially engaged practice, working for the most part beyond the bounds of the exhibition space. Most recently, he completed the MFA program at Glasgow School of Art, pursuing ongoing interests in performance and video work and exploring the physical agency of the moving-image.

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.

Marissa-Alper

Marissa Alper

Community update with Marissa Alper

Marissa was a student during our summer programme Art on the Farm in 2013 and is currently located in Richmond, Virginia where she is pursuing a BFA in Photography and Painting at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Marissa’s work explores her experience bridging the gap between adolescence and adulthood. While exploring this, she touches on different aspects of her personal life and her relationships with those around her.

Recently, Marissa’s work was featured in Lomo Women among many other online and print publications. We’re incredibly happy to see Marissa getting some recognition for her fantastic work and were delighted when she agreed to take a bit of time to answer a few of our questions.

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Bealtaine Festival Artists’ Residency 2018

Bealtaine Artists’ Residency, Cow House Studios Wexford Artists’ Residency: Saturday, May 5th – Saturday, May 19th Public Discussion at Wexford Arts Centre: Friday, May 18th (2 pm) Year after year we look forward to this artists’ residency with Age & Opportunity. In years past, this programme has included many artists for whom Co-Directors Rosie O’Gorman & Frank Abruzzese […]

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Zsofia Schweger

Community update with Zsofia Schweger

Zsofia was one of our visiting artists for Art on the Farm in 2011 and taught painting alongside Rosie for the entire summer. She studied at Wellesley College before moving to London in 2013 where she attended the Slade School of Fine Art, graduating with an MA in 2015.

Zsofia was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 and has been supported by several generous prizes. These include the Jealous Prize, Griffin Art Prize, the Alice C. Cole Award, and the ‘One To Watch’ Award. Her first solo exhibition was held in 2016 at Griffin Gallery.

Zsofia was an exceptionally hard worker and woke up early every morning to paint before her teaching duties began. We had no doubts that she would do well and were thrilled to hear of her success. We’re grateful Zsofia has generously taken some time to answer a few of our questions.

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Richard John Jones Public Sculpture

Richard John Jones Public Sculpture

During the week beginning March 17th, 2018, during our Open Residency programme, artist Richard John Jones installed his work Public Sculpture, a figure without a body. We hope for this to be the first of many public sculptures in the woods adjacent to the Cow House. This installation found its beginnings as a work included in the exhibition The Plough And Other Stars curated by Kate Strain in 2016 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. This exhibition was associated with our own 2016 residency The Centre For Dying On Stage #3 also curated by our then curator in residence, Kate Strain. We were thrilled when shortly after the exhibition we were contacted by both Richard and Kate who proposed the farm as a permanent home for the work. After much coordination, it was wonderful to see the successful installation despite some fairly horrific weather. Special thanks to artist Deirdre Buggy who took time out of her busy schedule to help Richard with the installation. We look forward to sharing this special addition to the farm with our future visitors.

Martina O’Brien: At Some Distance in the Direction Indicated

Recent artist in residence Martina O’Brien is currently exhibiting new work at the fantastic Butler Gallery in Kilkenny. This exhibition stems from research gained by O’Brien through her time at The Irish Centre for High-End Computing, Dublin (2016) and here at Cow House Studios this past autumn during Rising from the Hill: Local Systems in Global […]

Terra Nostra Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: March 2nd to April 27th, 2018 Opening Reception: March 9th, 6 PM The work of Cow House Studios Co-Director Frank Abruzzese is featured in Terra Nostra, the most recent exhibition Situated in the Wexford County Buildings. The exhibition is curated by Karla Sanchez and presented by the Arts Department of Wexford County Council. […]

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Satellite Artist Residency

In collaboration with The Mothership Project, we are thrilled to offer Satellite, an artist residency for Autumn, 2018 designed specifically for parenting artists in Ireland. As part of this work, The Mothership Project will conduct research into the experience of parenting artists in Ireland that will be used to produce a publication that highlights their needs. To help us advocate for parenting artist in Ireland please fill out our survey here.

Satellite is funded by The Arts Council and Wexford County Council Arts Office and is supported by Visual, Carlow and Wexford Arts Centre.

How to Flatten a Mountain 2018 Facilitators

For our third instalment of How to Flatten a Mountain, our fantastic residency opportunity in collaboration with PhotoIreland, workshops will be led by an outstanding group of artists. This year’s group includes Irish-based New Zealander Cathy Fitzgerald, whose creative practice and research is a response to eco-socio-political concerns, Barcelona based artist, photographer and bookmaker Laia […]

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.

Rising From the Hill Exhibition

“Rising From the Hill” takes the form of a process-based exhibition stemming from a six-week long residency at Cow House Studios and collaboration with Art in the Contemporary World Masters Program in which artists were asked to explore and respond to the local environment and beyond. The artists in residence present their process, sketches and […]

Limited Edition Mugs to Support Student Scholarship

If you have been to Cow House, then you know we love our tea so a mug seemed like the perfect way to launch our little shop. We will periodically offer limited edition beautiful things made by Irish craftspeople embellished with designs by our former resident artists. 

Arran Street East is small Dublin based ceramic studio, we LOVED their mugs from the moment we laid eyes on them and you will too. This small batch is extra special because each one holds a little surprise when you lift your cup for a sip of tea or coffee. The drawings were specially designed by Woosung Lee, each mug is hand thrown and the drawings are hand stamped. 

All proceeds go towards our scholarship fund. In other words, if we sell all these mugs, it will go towards funding a partial scholarship for a student to attend Art on the Farm. It’s a win-win; receive something beautiful and unique while helping to provide a special experience for a young artist.