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 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 […]
On November 17th we visited the Irish Sky Garden at Liss Ard Estate in Skibbereen, Co. Cork, one of James Turrell’s exceptional skyscapes. All of Turrell’s skyscapes comprise of an enclosed space with an opening of varying degrees in the roof allowing the sky to become a vital part of the space and experience upon […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
From June 8 – 10, 2010 New York based artist Bill Beirne spent time filming his latest video project, The Parachutist, A Non-Combatant Aesthete here at at Cow House Studios. We are proud to have played a small part in the production of this new work. Below is Bill’s brief description of the project. The […]
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.
For the summer of 2010 we will host artists Manya Fox and Julie O’Rourke. For these nine weeks they will run workshops, give individual tutorials and speak about their own creative process. This gives our students for Art on the Farm a great opportunity to work with and learn from young, dedicated and talented artists. […]
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. 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.
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 […]
Rosie and Frank visited the Presentation Secondary School in Wexford town in March, to host workshops with the transition year students. Frank taught a cyanotypes workshop, and Rosie worked with the girls to produce large scale charcoal drawings focusing on negative space. Here are a few photos of the days activities.
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 […]
Artists in Residence, 2008 Pictured from left to right Haden Nicholl, Aoife Cassidy, Maria Hinds and Peter Allan Haden Nicholl Originally from Colorado, Haden currently lives in San Francisco where he works with troubled teens. He received his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, California, and his BA in Psychology and […]
Sunday, 2 November 2008, 12pm – 7pm Cow House Studios invite you to meet our Artists in Residence. The Cow House Studios Artist in Residence Programme provides studio space and accommodation to professional visual artists. During their two month stay, four artists are given the time and space to concentrate on making a new body […]