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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

New Websites

I am happy to announce that we have posted new websites for Cow House directors Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese. You may visit Rosie’s site at www.rosieogorman.com, and Frank’s can be found at www.frankabruzzese.com. Pictured above left is an installation view of “Remain” by Rosie, and above right is “Everyone” answering the question, What do […]

Cow House Studios partners with Wexford Arts Centre

Wexford Arts Centre, in partnership with Cow House Studios have initiated an annual international residency and exhibition programme. This collaboration consists of a ten week residency for an international visual artist at Cow House Studios, which will facilitate an exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre. This programme provides a significant opportunity for international artists to live, […]

Hook Lighthouse

Lighthouse at Hook Head

Hook Lighthouse is one of the local sites we will be visiting this summer. Thought to be one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world, it is a unique example of an almost intact medieval lighthouse. Dating from the early 13th century it was a major feat at the time of its construction. Purpose […]

Old Aerial Photograph

   We found this old aerial photograph of the farm while cleaning out one of the barns the other day. Mary, Rosie’s mother says it’s from the early 70’s. The Cow House is the large building on the bottom left.