Cow House Studios on Ear to the Ground

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 […]

Congratulations to Kate Strain

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 […]

New Electric Bikes

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 […]

Studio Beat

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coolbawn Castle

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 […]

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 […]