Robert Cottingham: Artist Talk

17th July 2010, 5:45pm In partnership with Newtownbarry House Studio Programme, Wexford Arts Centre, and Anya von Gosseln we are delighted to host a talk by American artist Robert Cottingham. Robert Cottingham belongs to the first generation of American Photorealists, alongside Chuck Close, Richard Estes, Robert Bechtle and Ralph Goings. Born in 1935 in Brooklyn […]

Art on the Farm Photo Update

Our second week of Art on the Farm started with some life drawing. Under Julie and Rosie’s guidance everyone showed some really impressive progress in their drawings. We’re looking forward to what is produced tomorrow in our final session working with the figure. Our next three days were spent out west, starting in the Burren, […]

Congratulations Gaby!

We are happy to announce that the photography of Gaby Dressler, one of our former students from Art on the Farm, has been published in the New York Times. This past Sunday her excellent photograph from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2009 was selected for the “Why We Travel” competition published Sunday, April 4, 2010.

Camp Fairs 2010

For the next two months Rosie and Frank will be traveling the east coast visiting schools, attending camp fairs and holding information sessions for Art on the Farm. For those interested this is a great opportunity to speak with the programme directors and meet former students. Below is a list of the fairs we will […]

Workshop for Art Teachers: Making Cyanotypes

Saturday April 17, 2010 1pm – 4pm This three hour workshop introduces the cyanotype: one of the oldest photographic process that produces a stunning vivid blue and white monochromatic image. Creating cyanotypes is a simple, effective way to introduce traditional photographic processes to students, without the need for a darkroom. Participants will learn how to […]

Mr. & Mrs. Lennon

Mr. Jimmy Lennon and his wife, Madge, came to visit us just after we completed renovations. Mr. Lennon lives less than a mile away on Ballybawn Lane, and his uncle, mason Mick Lennon, built the Cow House in 1915. An impressive feat, constructing the 20 inch thick stone walls in 6 months.

2009 Open Studios

Above: Hanged-man orchid/Aceras anthropophora, artificial orchid taken apart thread by thread and reassembled, mixed media, 88 cm x 42 cm by Aoife Collins Saturday, 14 November 2009, 11am – 5pm Cow House Studios invite you to meet this years Artists in Residence; Julie Lequin (Canada), Aoife Collins (London) and Billy Rueck (USA). During their ten […]

Student Gallery 2009

It took a little longer than we hoped, but please have a look at our online exhibition of artwork made during Art on the Farm, 2009. We’re very pleased with the quality of work everyone produced, and as you’ll see represent a variety of media and styles. The photograph here was made by second year […]

About Town Opening

Frank recently took part the project “About Town”, where Wexford Arts Centre working in association with Wexford Borough Council and the Heritage council, presented an outdoor photographic trail depicting the architectural heritage features of Wexford. Curated by Peter Pearson, Frank took the large scale photographs that are installed in exterior locations around the town. Additionally […]

Artist in Residence 2009

We are pleased to welcome our 2009 Artists in Residence; Aoife Collins (London), William Rueck (USA) and Julie Lequin (Canada), who is the recipient of the International Artist in Residence and Exhibition run in partnership with the Wexford Arts Centre. All three artists are in residence for ten weeks from September 14 until November 22, […]

Thanks & Goodbye

Its been one short week since everyone left the farm and the place seems so quiet. As we get ready for the beginning of our residency next month we remember all the great times that were had chatting around the dinner table, goofing off in the darkroom, late-nite movies and trips. We’re so lucky to […]

A new crop of photos…

The past week has been a fruitful one where painting projects were completed on hand built canvases, and another photo project produced more prints in the darkroom. Our “one minute sculpture” project tested speed, creativity and sometimes balance, yielding some mysterious and imaginative photographs. On Thursday some people went to the under 18’s disco at […]

New photos from session 2

We’re now halfway through our second session here at the Cow House, and the last ten days here have been an eventful mix of art making and travel. Please have a look at our photo gallery for a look at what we’ve been up to. The first few days were spent getting to know eachother. […]

Photographs from our final week

Matt and Jenny’s arrival on Monday brought a new energy to the farm, giving everyone a needed boost for their final week of intense work in the studio. Whether it was a life drawing session with Matt, a portrait project with Jenny, inspiring artist talks, or a one on one tutorial the new perspective brought […]