Cork Textiles Network AGM 9th October 2021
Present- Fiodhna Ní Bhaoill , Mary French, Kim Ling Morris, Carmel Creaner,
Mary Palmer, Dara Healy, Imelda Connolly, Shiela O’Sullivan, Anne Jeffares, Anne Kiely, Diane Payne, Dee Sunart, Helen O’Shea, Lesley Stothers, Maeve Hunter, Sidella O’Brien, Una Ni She, Claire Lynch, Avril Lomasney, Rosemary Burke, Anne O’Connor
Apologies- Margaret Thuillier, Arlene Shawcross, Nicola Brown, Tracy Wardle, Hillary Bell
Amanda Hogan, Helen O'Leary
Chairperson Fiodhna Ní Bhaoill
Co-Chair Mary French
Treasurer Kim Ling Morris
IT Manager Carmel Creamer
GANS Liaison Mary Palmer
Secretary Dara Healy
- 1.Report from the Chair Fiodhna Ní Bhaoill
Fiodhna introduced the committee and gave a run down of this years activities.
Fiodhna thanked the board members for their time and commitment throughout 2021.
We have had zoom Thread Talks in 2021 and these are well attended with an average of 20-30 attendees. These will continue for 2022.
February: Alice Fox
April: Helen O'Shea
September: Jilly Edwards
October: Shelly Goldsmith
- 2.Treasurer’sKim-Ling Morris
Kim gave a presentation to simplify her Treasurers Report
Our income is down on 2020 and previous years as we only offered associate membership due to the pandemic uncertainty from €5,786 in toto to €3,090 in 2021 which consisted mostly of the €2,000 DCCI grant funding.
Our outgoings for 2021 are €4,846.
The Network made a loss of €1,581 in 2021 which was not unexpected given the current situation we find ourselves in and the fact that we only offered associate membership for €10 in 2021.
A reduced membership subscription of €30 for 2022 was agreed by the committee to enable us to continue top provide online services.
- 3.CTN Textile AwardCarmel Creaner
Carmel and Mary French attended at the Crawford Graduate Show and viewed all the students work, noting the Textile Artists and choose Lorraine Parker to award the CTN prize. The prize consists of €500, the chance to give a Thread Talk to our members and one years membership.
The other Crawford Textile Students are given a years membership to encourage and support them as they leave college.
Going forward we will award two prizes; the Helen Stringer Memorial Prize €250 for concept based textile work and the CTN prize €250 for excellent demonstration of technical ability and mastery of their chosen skill. Both artists would be invited to give a thread talk on their works and inspiration.
- 4.Survey: Plan for Post-CovidFiodhna
The committee has decided that a survey monkey survey will be sent to all members in early 2022 to held decide on the direction the network will take going forward.
It was proposed:
5 Artist Talks (Jan, Mar, May, Sep, Nov)
1 Workshop (Apr)
There was no other business and the meeting closed.