Session 2, our first batch of photos…

The first week of our second session has been jam packed. After some fun group activities everyone got stuck into a variety of different projects; building their own camera obscura, creating collages, printing in the darkroom and making watercolours. There have also been many early morning bike rides, playtime with the dogs in the sunshine […]

Final Photos from Session 1

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 […]

Photo Update Session 1

Our second week of Art on the Farm started with everyone continuing their hard work in the studio. Rachel’s drawing marathon, Nora’s narrative project and the two life drawing sessions provided us with plenty of great work to talk about during our critique. We spent three fantastic days out west, starting in the Burren, Co. […]

Renovation Photographs

Over the next few weeks, we will be adding a new mezzanine to the Cow House. This addition will add permanent, self-contained studio space for both our residency artists and students. Beginning the work of putting up the new structure has sparked some memories of when we first began renovations six years ago. We have […]

Visiting Artists, Art on the Farm 2012

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 […]

NFAA Honorable Mention

Two of our former students Jordana Gluckow and Allegra Sussman have been recognized by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts for their outstanding photography. The photograph above is from Jordana’s series exploring the people and places in our local community. The NFAA YoungArts program is the signature national organization that recognizes and […]

Camp Fairs 2012

This winter Frank will be traveling to the United States visiting schools, meeting families and attending camp fairs for Art on the Farm. If you notice any of the locations below are near you please get in touch and he will be happy to schedule a home visit. California Westridge School, Pasadena, CA: Sat, February […]

Cow House Open Studios

Sunday 20th November, 2pm – 6pm Please join us this Sunday in viewing recent work by our 2011 residency artists; Antony Clarkson (UK), Sabina Mac Mahon (Ireland), Shiro Masuyama (Japan) and Hilary Wilder (USA). During their ten week stay, these artists were given the time and space to concentrate on making a new body of […]

Meet Trigger

We would like to announce the arrival of Trigger, the newest addition to our Cow House family. Trigger is a stunning 5 year old retired racehorse, and after his time in competitive racing has made his way down to the farm to spend his time grazing our fields. He’s very friendly, and has settled in […]

The Drover turns the Cattle

Tomorrow, Friday October 14 Monster Truck Gallery opens “The Drover turns the Cattle” a group show featuring our 2010  residency artists Marisol Malatesta, Gail Cunningham, Laurie Lax and Matthew Denniss. The show will run until October 29th. “In the fall of 2010 four artists with disparate practices, different approaches, different tools, different materials and from […]

Art on the Farm 2011

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 […]

“Retrieval Systems” at Wexford Arts Centre

Opening Thursday, June 9 Wexford Arts Centre, in collaboration with Cow House Studios will host a two-person exhibition of recent work by 2010 artists-in-residence, Matthew Denniss and Gail Cunningham. In developing their work at Cow House Studios, Denniss and Cunningham examine the various aspects in which energy resides. With Cunningham’s work, her highly controlled, precision-cut […]

2011 Residency Artists Announced

We are pleased to announce our 2011 residency artists. Hilary Wilder (USA), Sabina Mac Mahon (Ireland), Antony Clarkson (UK) and Shiro Masuyama (Japan) will take up residence at the Cow House from September 18 until November 27. During the autumn of 2012, all four artists will exhibit in a group show that will travel to […]

National Archive O’Gorman Family Portrait

The O’Gorman family portrait above was taken by photographer A.H. Poole in Waterford circa 1930. This glass plate photograph is part of the archive at the National Library of Ireland. From top left are Rosie’s great aunts Brigid and Eilish, Rosie’s grandfather Eugene, and great aunts Stella and Shiela. Bottom left is Rosie’s great grandmother […]