Meadhbh McIlgorm - Creative Professional

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Curator - 'Images Need Apply' 

Craft NI exhibtion in partnership with Belfast Print Workshop. Showcasing the work of 5 artists working across a variety of materials including, ceramics, glass and metal, who's work highlights the interaction between image and object in creating meaning and narrative. Shown at Craft NI, Cotton Court Waring St, Belfast. September 22nd - 30th. 

Editor/Coordinator - GSoI Publication - 'A celebration of Irish Glass 2016' 

The organisation's 3rd printed annual featuring news stories and significant events for Irish glass in 2016 as well as a member's 'yearbook' feature with their own personal glassIE stories. Can be bought here

'Creatives Conversations' - Project Support & Evaluation - Voluntary Arts Ireland.

These civic conversations in Ballyogan (Dublin), Belfast and North Antrim were designed to involve citizens identifying the things they can do together in their communities and/or with Voluntary Arts Ireland and local councils to support the creative lives of people in their local area.

My main responsibilities in this project were to design the evaluation approach, collect notes and supporting documentation at the events, write up case stories to share our learning and offer recommendations towards creating space and awareness of grassroots and ‘everyday creativity’ in the community. 

Here you will find a selection of projects that I've been involved with in the last few years. For a full CV or more details on these projects, please contact me.  

Editor/Coordinator - GSoI Publication - 'A celebration of Irish Glass 2016' 

The organisation's 3rd printed annual featuring news stories and significant events for Irish glass in 2016 as well as a member's 'yearbook' feature with their own personal glassIE stories. Can be bought here

Project Assistant for Roisin de Buitléir  on 'Waterford the Glass City' workshops and conference. September 2015

A series of projects including two exhibitions, design workshops and a symposium celebrating the tradition, heritage and future of glass-making in Waterford. Part of Irish Design 2015. 

Project Officer - Craft NI 

Role involves the planning and delivery of the organisation's various programmes and acting as the main point of contact between the organisation and regional partners. Projects I oversaw included: 
 

- Event management for Maker Professional Development programmes; 'The Art of Presenting Craft' and 'Making It' 

- Coordinator for August Craft Month 2017 - a multi-site festival celebrating and promoting craft in NI. All aspects of project planning and delivery including PR, design, distribution, data capture, evaluation and reporting. 

-Responsible for the delivery smaller events and partnership programmes such as the Craft in Business Award, the Assembly Gift Shop retail initiative, various talks and information sessions as well as general office admin and communication to support core advocacy functions such as the directory and craft map

Director - Glass Society of Ireland 

From 2012 - 2017 I held a voluntary director’s position on the board of the GSoI. Most recently as the Vice-Chair, and formerly as Media and Communications Officer. I was part of a team which rebuilt the organisation as a dedicated national platform for promoting and connecting the Irish glass community at home and abroad.

 

Projects I was involved with during my tenure include the production of sector e-newsletters, management of the society's online platforms (website, blog, social media), the production of 3 printed publications and the delivery of the following events: 

Orientate, international glass symposium, exhibtion and  workshop programme, Cork 2013
 

Contours, international glass symposium, Dublin 2014

Siolsiú - international glass symposium, Dublin, 2015

Solas - A juried members exhibtion,. Toured Dublin, Limerick, Waterford and Cork 2015/16 

'A GlassIE Gathering' - GSoI member's tour of Ulster Museum glass collection and networking afternoon. Belfast, April 2017.