Call for applications

How to Flatten a Mountain – Residency

PhotoIreland/Cow House Studios, Enniscorthy, Ireland
Deadline: 29 February 2016

How to Flatten a Mountain – Residency

© 2016 Cow House Studios

A dynamic group of curators and creative practitioners have been assembled to lead a series of day long projects, discussions and critiques resulting in new works and an exhibition to be presented at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin during PhotoIreland Festival 2016.

How to Flatten a Mountain is a residency open to emerging and mid career visual artists whose practice in whole or part, makes use of digital or analogue photographic processes. Applicants must be 20 or older and may be enrolled in third level or graduate degree programmes. Applicants should be sure to present a cohesive body of recent work along with accompanying artist statement.

The aim of this 10 day residency, coordinated by Ángel luis González, Frank Abruzzese, and Kate Strain, is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition/publication of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2016.

Residency Details

The residency project will take place at the fabulous Cow House Studios, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland. It is open to up to 12 local and international participants. The cost of the 10 days residency is €750 and it includes:

Daily healthy meals

Most comfy accommodation

Informative and challenging instruction

Travel to and from Dublin

Materials such as ink and paper for printer, film and b&w paper for darkroom

Access to all Cow House Studios facilities, like computers, darkroom, and studios.

During the residency, the participants will take active part in a series of workshops led by guest facilitators Karl Burke, Mark Curran, Paul Gaffney, Miriam O’ Connor, and Luna Dolezal & Fiona Hallinan. As a group, you will be sharing ideas, making work, processing, printing, editing, etc., as needed, always working in collaboration. Each facilitator brings to the residency new challenges and new opportunities for your practice.

The group will take a one-day trip to Dublin, for an organised visit to selected exhibitions and to meet with curators and artists. Exploring the local area around Cow House Studios, adjacent mountains and forests will also be part of the experience.

Throughout the residency, the participants will work together with the project coordinators on all the practical and theoretical steps towards producing an exhibition/publication of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2016.

Note that flights and airport transport are not covered.


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