Cow House Studios is a progressive artist-run school and residency set in the farmland of county Wexford, Ireland. A productive farm to this day, the 180 acres of land provides an authentic and inspirational backdrop, while facilitating multidisciplinary practices for artists in residence and students, focusing on cross-cultural learning and creative exchange.
Cow House Studios' aim is to support contemporary visual arts practice. We hope to foster a deep curiosity for one's surroundings and encourage further engagement with the creative process as a catalyst for independent thought. To this end, we provide art education for children, teens and adults; facilities for colleges, schools and artist led groups; and an artist-in-residence programme for professional artists.
Presenting opportunities to visual artists, the Artist in Residence programme makes artists aware of a broader rural context and brings critically engaging contemporary artwork to our community.
Cow House Studios’ education programme provides the guidance necessary for students to think independently and create with intent and purpose. Our classes focus on individualized teaching while balancing observational skill and practiced craft with critical thinking and exposure to contemporary art.