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 […]

2011 Teacher Retreat

During the third week in March we hosted a wonderful group of high school art teachers from the United States. During the week we were treated to presentations on making books from recycled materials, weaving, conductor line studies, cyanotypes and one minute sculptures inspired by the artist Erwin Wurm. The mornings were spent presenting these […]

Peafowl: Old & New

Rosie’s father Michael recently bought two peacocks at the local fowl market. There were peacocks on the farm in previous generations, and the photo above, taken about 80 years ago, shows one of the last peacocks resident at the O’Gorman farm. Sitting gracefully with the peacock are Rosie’s great aunts; Sheila and Brigid O’Gorman. To […]

Project Basho Destination Trip, Ireland

Explore Ireland’s southeast from the streets of Dublin to the rolling hills of the Wexford countryside. This one week trip offers an opportunity to photograph the unique urban scenes, landscapes, townscapes, personalities and details Ireland has to offer. This is a shooting trip, however we will also take the time to visit some of Dublin’s […]

Lunar Eclipse 2010

On the evening of the 21st Frank stayed up late to witness the Lunar eclipse. During this celestial event the earth’s shadow is cast upon the surface of the moon. The brilliant red color is the result of the sun’s rays passing through the earth’s atmosphere. Imagine witnessing a sunset around the entire circumference of […]

Goodbye to our 2010 Residency Artists

At the beginning of December we said goodbye to our four residency artists. It was an absolute pleasure to host Gail, Laurie, Marisol and Matthew for ten weeks, to see the work they created and enjoy great company and conversations over dinner. The residency provided these artists with the time and space to develop their […]

Hen House Video Screening

During the unseasonal heavy snowfall last week, we were treated to a night-time outdoor video screening by resident artist Laurie Lax. Laurie has relished the past few days of snow, and spent an afternoon covering the wall of the “hen house” with snow to create a surface on which to project. As we sipped hot […]

Coolbawn Castle

Coolbawn Castle

On November 25th we made the short journey with our residency artists to Coolbawn Castle, located two miles from Cow House Studios. Built in the mid-1800s by Francis Bruen for his wife, Lady Catherine Anne Nugent, Coolbawn Castle has a marvellous view of the Blackstairs Mountains. The building is constructed of fine cut white granite […]

Camp Fairs 2011

This winter Rosie and Frank will be traveling to the United States and France visiting schools and attending camp fairs for Art on the Farm. If you notice any of the locations below are in your area please get in touch and we will be happy to schedule a home visit. California Westridge School, Pasadena: […]

Cow House Open Studios

Sunday 14th November, 1pm – 6pm Please join us in viewing recent work by our 2010 residency artists; Gail Cunningham (USA), Matthew Denniss (UK), Laurie Lax (UK) and Marisol Malatesta (Peru). During their ten week stay, these artists are given the time and space to concentrate on making a new body of work. Cow House […]

Residency 2010

We recently welcomed our 2010 residency artists. Gail Cunningham (USA), Matthew Denniss (UK), Laurie Lax (UK) and Marisol Malatesta (Peru) are resident at the Cow House from September 22 until December 6. In partnership with Wexford Arts Centre, Gail and Matthew were also awarded an exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre which is due to take […]

Childrens Workshop: Dates Announced

Please have a look at our newly announced autumn workshops for children ages 7-12 years. Focusing on sensory, intellectual and creative enrichment; learning how to approach the world visually, these fun and engaging workshops also introduce the work of important artists. We will be holding four workshops exploring drawing, painting, photography and collage. More details […]

Underfloor Heating System Installed

We are happy to announce that over the past few weeks we have been busy installing underfloor heating in the studio. This new system provides a much more comfortable working environment in the Autumn, Winter and Spring for our resident artists and portfolio students. Underfloor heating ensures an efficient, ecologically sound method for heating such […]

Photos! Photos! Photos!

It’s hard to believe the summer is over. It seems like just yesterday we were picking up the first group from the airport, and now the farm is quiet again. We had such a great time with everyone in our first full nine week summer. We’re really going to miss the group of characters we […]