Eoghan O Neill 2018 Award

At the AGM we announced that we would be introducing and annual members award to recognise our founder and former Chairperson Eoghan O Neill RIP. One of the proposals is for an annual members award in his memory. Eoghan saw need for an Arts group in West Wicklow. One which would accepting of all Artist and Creatives. One in which all members would work towards the betterment of all. where each person’s practice would be honoured, where there was an open skill sharing and celebration of natural creativity in all. Members will be asked to nominate a fellow member for this award, considering the qualities that inspired Eoghan to form Cruthu. Be alert for what your fellow members are doing and how they inspire you. Who will it be? Know your fellow members – watch, learn, be inspired…………………….


A group of 5 members have attended training sessions funded by KWETB. The group has generated lots of ideas for discussion. A lot of the initiative refer to improving in members connections / sharing of art ideas / welcome and inclusion of new members / community inclusion with some of our activities. A subcommittee will continue to meet to develop some of the initiatives discussed and report back.


We need to look at our responsibilities regarding legislation. The committee is looking into how this will impact Cruthu communications etc and we will be informing all members of the changes or actions required.

Premises update

We have started upgrading the lighting with low wattage blubs. This should improve light quality. Also the desk position has been changed. So far members on duty find the new arrangement working well. Let us know what you think of these changes.


Ann is operating the Instagram account. She requests images / videos of members work to grow the account and attract followers.

Kildare Youth Project

The Committee have been in touch with Annette Wooley from Kildare Youth Project. She is asking Cruthu to collaborate in some way with a community / Youth Arts Project she facilitating with young people in Blessington, Dunlavin and Baltinglass. The project is entitled ‘ Snapchat – conversations and connections captured on canvas.’ The project will culminate in November 2018 with an exhibition. If any member would like to be involved – contact Sally for further information.

Cruthu Summer Artsfest August 18/19

After the success of 2017 summer Artfest we are doing it again!!. Invited Craft Artists / demonstrations / children’s art activities. All members are invited to help and participate. More details to follow.