CTN is a collective of Textile & Fibre artists based in Cork, Ireland. With over 50 members throughout Ireland working in a variety of textiles and fibres the diversity of works exhibited show a high standard & quality that has earned CTN its professional reputation over the years. CTN provides a support network for textile artists with Master classes, workshops, skills exchanges and a number of exhibitions throughout the year. Members practice on a number of levels and include new comers, graduates, national and international professional artists. Within the membership there are many national and international award winners and a number of members have completed residencies in Ireland and abroad.
The network was established in 1998 and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a 2-part exhibition entitled ‘Heads & Tales’. ‘Heads’ will showcase a group installation of self-portraits worked in each member’s chosen medium whilst ‘Tales’ is a curated exhibition of works made in response to the artist’s chosen book.