Dates: April 23 – May 4, 2018 howtoflattenamountain.com How to Flatten a Mountain is an annual residency opportunity which takes place at Cow House Studios in County Wexford. On Monday, April 23rd twelve artists arrived at the studios to experience ten days on the farm making new work, learning about each other’s artistic practice and working with […]
Program Description: The Open Residency Program at Cow House Studios is intended to offer artists critically valuable time and space to think, research and make new work. The aim of this residency is to minimise distraction and ensure that momentum gained while working in the studio can be acted upon, helping to make even shorter […]
Bealtaine Artists’ Residency, Cow House Studios Wexford
Residency: Sunday, May 7th – Saturday, May 20th
Public Discussion: Friday, May 19th (2pm)
We are thrilled to once again host a residency with Age & Opportunity for the 2017 Bealtaine Festival. Following on the success of last year’s residency, artists Vivienne Dick, Kevin Gaffney & Kathy Prendergast have been invited by Bealtaine to take up residence at Cow House for two full weeks from May 7th to the 20th. The premise for this residency is to allow this intergenerational group of artists time to consider their art practice in our rural surrounding.
Image left Kevin Gaffney still from A Numbness in the Mouth, 4K Video, 2016, centre Vivienne Dick still from The Irreducible Difference of the Other, 2013, right Kathy Prendergast, Fujidelic, ink on paper, 2015-2016
Cow House Studios Autumn Residency, 2017
With the generous support of Wexford County Council & The National College of Art & Design, Cow House Studios presents Rising from the Hill: Local Systems in Global Contexts, a 6-week residency that will explore and develop methods of giving aesthetic forms to real-life, situations. In particular, participants will respond to the local environment of Cow House Studios, in the rural Irish countryside of Wexford. Participants will be encouraged to use ideas, strategies, and metaphors of “systems” to consider the complex relationships between this local context and larger global systems such as economics, telecommunications, meteorology and so on.
This residency was conceived in the spirit of meaningful exchange between practice and theory and as an outcome of on-going collaborative projects between Francis Halsall and Kelley O’Brien investigating social relations through the lens of systems. This means to uncouple systems from individual humans and think of them, instead, as complex interactions of people, architecture, things, communications, and environments. In other words, individuals are not separate from their environments, but rather, an integral part of them.
Dates: October 17th – 28th, 2017
The Map is Not the Territory is an exciting new residency opportunity open to emerging and mid-career artists, writers and those operating at the intersection of the two art-forms, during which participants work with a dynamic group of facilitators to produce material, both textual and visual, for a collaborative publication. This residency is a joint effort between Cow House Studios and two of the Co-Editors of Paper Visual Art Journal, Nathan O’Donnell and curator Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll.
The curatorial team & project facilitators aim is to capitalise on the natural resources of the local area through a direct engagement with the land surrounding Cow House Studios. They take their cue from Alfred Korzebski’s dictum, ‘The Map is Not the Territory’, which points to an ontological gap between lived reality and the mapped or otherwise abstracted models of reality through which much of the world is understood. Following on from this conceptual dichotomy, this residency will explore the geographic location of the studios, unpacking ideas of abstraction, translation, cartography, and other fictions.
Applications are now open!
The Open Residency Program at Cow House Studios is intended to offer artists critically valuable time and space to think, research and make new work. The aim of this residency is to minimise distraction and ensure that momentum gained while working in the studio can be acted upon, helping to make even shorter stays highly productive.
Applications are open to both Irish and international cultural practitioners working in any discipline; visual artists, theatre-makers, writers, thinkers, choreographers, designers, performers, filmmakers, sculptors, photographers, etc. are all strongly encouraged to apply.
Dates: April 24th – May 5th, 2017
How to Flatten a Mountain is an exciting residency opportunity open to emerging and mid-career visual artists whose artistic practice in whole or part, makes use of digital and/or analogue photographic processes.
The aim of this residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2017. During the residency, participants will take an active part in a series of workshops led by guest facilitators and as a group will be sharing ideas, making work, processing, printing, editing, as needed, always working in collaboration. As an integral part of the residency, three artists based in Ireland will facilitate day-long workshops to provoke and animate different avenues for thought. Each facilitator brings to the residency new perspectives, challenges and opportunities for participants.
10 October – 20 November 2016
Cow House Studios and Kate Strain are delighted to announce the participating artists for the upcoming residency programme: The Centre For Dying On Stage #3
The participants of the 2016 Cow House Studios Autumn residency programme are: Jessica Foley, Marjorie Potiron & Lisa Hoffmann, Steven Randall, and The Artist and Himself at 29 (TAH29). The five artists will be invited to reside at Cow House Studios from 10 October – 20 November, with the collective aim of producing an exhibition in the form of a play, to be realised at Wexford Arts Centre, on 11 & 12 November 2016. We look forward to welcoming the incoming resident artists in October.
Residency: Monday, 2nd May – Saturday, 14th May Public Discussion: Wexford arts Centre, Friday, 13th May (2pm) We are delighted to collaborate once again with Age & Opportunity. Following last year’s artists’ residency and public discussion, Bealtaine has invited sculptor Tina O’Connell, painter Brian Bourke and artist Sarah Tynan to reside at Cow House from […]
PhotoIreland & Cow House Studios present a unique 10-day residency. We are thrilled to announce How to Flatten a Mountain, a new residency programme in collaboration with the fantastic PhotoIreland festival. The aim of this 10-day residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition/publication […]
I like to eat with my hands. Image courtesy Fiona Hallinan, 2015 14 September – 8 November, 2015 Cow House Studios in collaboration with RGKSKSRG were delighted to host the recipients of the Cow House Residency for 2015: artists Taro Furukata, and Ann Maria Healy, dancer/choreographer Claire Huber, and publisher/writer/artist duo KVM – Ju hyun Lee […]
Artists’ Presentation and Discussion: Friday May 1st, 2:30pm Cow House Studios is currently hosting a residency in partnership with the Bealtaine Festival run by Age and Opportunity. This residency brings together three visual artists with different relationships to Ireland- those who left the country, those who remained here and those who made Ireland their home; […]
Artists in Residence, 2014 Images above top left from the installation You Cannot Eat an Image and an Image Cannot Eat You by Joey Bryniarska, top centre Bam! by Mathilde Ganancia, top right Untitled from the series We Make the Path by Walking by Paul Gaffney, bottom left Run Away by Woosung Lee and bottom […]
Artists in Residency, 2013 Images above from left to right are 25 Years by Corinne Schulze, Crystal Lake by Seulki Ki and Structure for Creation/Distribution of Energy by Ian Clark. Corinne Schulze Corinne was raised in the countryside of Kentucky (b. 1981). Much of her work involves going to natural environments and spending intense periods of time reinterpreting […]
Artists in Residence, 2012 Pictured clockwise from top left are a video still from Montaña en Sombra by Lois Patiño, ping pong setup by Susie Tarnowicz, Homemade Flotation Device by Colin Matthes and Dead FriendZ by Marc Horowitz. Lois Patino I am a filmmaker and artist with a background in psychology studies. My video works move […]
Artists in Residence, 2011 Pictured from top to bottom, left to right are relics from ‘Longevity, if not Immortality’ by Sabina Mac Mahon, Removing obstacles of relationships by Shiro Masuyama, Self Portrait with Jenga by Antony Clarkson and TheViking’s Skiff by Hilary Wilder. Sabina Mac Mahon (Ireland) Sabina Mac Mahon lives in her […]
Artists in Residence, 2010 Pictured from left to right Drainage by Gail Cunningham, Phonautograph by Matthew Denniss, The Others were Cowed into Apathy by Marisol Malatesta and Hen House by Laurie Lax. Gail Cunningham Gail is based in her native Philadelphia. She studied at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia and received her BFA […]
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 […]
Artists in Residence, 2009 Pictured from left to right are Shilly-Shallying by Aoife Collins, Parasol by William Rueck and Character for the Video True Stories (Almost) by Julie Lequin. Aoife Collins London-based artist Aoife Collins received her B.A. from National College of Art & Design, Dublin, in 2002, followed in 2004 by an M.A. […]
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 […]