We are delighted to announce our new associate artists (from left to right) Ann Maria Healy, Mathilde Ganancia, Sarah Tynan and Paul Gaffney who in their new roles will be teaching this summer during Art on the Farm. These four artists represent a diverse set of artistic practices ranging from painting to sculpture, installation, performance, video and photography. In their young careers, all have exhibited widely whilst receiving recognition for their exceptional work as recipients of numerous grants and awards. We look forward to working with them over the next few years and are certain they will have much to add to our educational and residency programming.
Community update with Abigail Taubman
Abigail first attended Art on the Farm in 2010 and returned for two more summers before graduating from high school and heading off to Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She returned as an intern for the summer of 2014 and again last year for How to Flatten a Mountain, our new residency in collaboration with PhotoIreland. We have had the privilege of watching Abigail grow as an artist and a person over the past seven years. Her return visits and our continuing friendship epitomise what we have tried to build here at Cow House Studios, a community of individuals who share our passion for the arts, our beautiful Irish countryside and the close relationships that emerge from time shared on the farm.
Community update with Colin Matthes
Colin Matthes was one of four residency artists during our 2012 autumn residency. His practice includes painting, drawing, installation, zine and graphic production, and public art projects. Matthes has exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Antwerp, Dublin, Houston, Seville, Ljubljana, Melbourne, and Berlin.
In addition to his residency at Cow House, he has participated in numerous other residencies including Hotel Pupik (Austria) and Werkkamp (Belgium). He won the Mary L Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in 2102 (Established) and 2007 (Emerging). In addition, Matthes works collectively with Justseeds, a network of twenty-six artists living in the United States, Canada, and Mexico that runs a print collective, contributes graphics to social movements, and co-publishes books.
Colin has been extremely generous with is time, taking care in thoughtfully answering our questions. It has been our privilege to catch up and read about all that has happened since his time with us in Ireland four years ago.
Cow House Studios will be featured on this weeks episode of Ear to the Ground, RTE’s weekly series that reports about Ireland’s rural, countryside and environmental issues. During our first session of Art on the Farm, presenter Helen Carroll visited the studios and spent the day speaking with Rosie and Frank, Sinead, Edel, Michael and Mary. The […]
We are incredibly excited by the announcement that Kate Strain has been appointed the new artistic director of the Grazer Kunstverein, Austria. Kate is our curator for the 2016 Residency program The Centre for Dying On Stage and previously curated our 2015 residency program I like to eat with my hands with Rachel Gilbourne as part of the paired curatorial […]
Recently Cow House Studios purchased four electric bicycles to be used by our residency artists. These bikes greatly increase the mobility of our artists, allowing them to explore more of our beautiful surroundings without the need to worry about our undulating terrain. They are perfect for a long daytime excursion or a nighttime trip to […]
Cow House Co Director Frank Abruzzese will be exhibiting new work from his ongoing series Live Load at the Wexford Arts Centre from today, June 14th untill July 12th. There will be a gallery talk on Saturday, June 28th at 2pm. All are welcome. You can see the work and read about the process here…
We’re happy to announce that we have added a new section to our website dedicated to catching up with former students, residency artists and teachers. We can hardly believe we’re going into our seventh year of programming, and some of our first students are now graduating from college! In our first interviews you can read […]
Cow House directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese have recently been featured on the new website Studio Beat. Studio Beat was co founded by recent visiting artist Rachel MacFarlane, and will feature new artists every week. In their words… Studio Beat is about artists and their spaces. It’s about their process, practice and idiosyncrasies. It’s […]
We are pleased to announce the 2012 residency artists. Colin Matthes (USA), Lois Patino (Spain), Marc Horowitz (USA) and Susie Tarnowicz (USA) will take up residence at the Cow House from September 16 until November 25, 2012. During the autumn of 2013 all four artists will exhibit new work at both Wexford Arts Centre and […]
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 […]
Opening reception April 26th, 6-8pm Live Load, a solo exhibition of work by Frank Abruzzese Live Load is the variable weight burdened by a structure, such as moving traffic on a bridge, furniture and people in a high-rise office building, or the weight of a person sitting on a chair. A farmer with an […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On November 25th we made the short journey with our residency artists to Coolbawn Castle, located two miles from the Cow House. Built in the mid 1800’s by Francis Bruen, Coolbawn Castle has a gorgeous view of the Blackstairs Mountains. The building is constructed of fine cut stone, and is elaborately ornamented with pinnacles and […]