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Void Engage

2020 Programme Of Events


 Void Gallery is a contemporary art space located in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. With up to 5 exhibitions per year showing the work of established international and Irish artists, Void has created an international reputation for its wide-ranging and challenging exhibition programme. A key element to the gallery is the Void Engage programme, which places participation, engagement and learning at the heart of Void, making contemporary visual art accessible to visitors of all ages.

Void is committed to exhibiting national and international artists, we commission and produce new works that allow for artists to expand their practice. An integral part of Void is the Engage Programme that engages with diverse audiences through the education and outreach programme.

Void Gallery is currently closed because of the pandemic, COVID-19. All upcoming events have been postponed. Over the coming weeks, the Void team will bring content  through their social media channels so stay tuned for virtual tours of exhibitions, ideas to keep the kids occupied, adult workshops, and suggestions for reading material and films inspired by Void’s programme. Details of what is outlined below will be provided via our website and our Void Online Facebook group.


This week on Void online, we have lots to keep you entertained.


Online Tour of Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition sur— [infinite Slippage: production of the r ~e ~a ~l as an intensive magnitude starting at zero-eight] —plus


On Saturday AprIl 4th at 11am, Stephanie Gaumond will bring Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition online with a virtual tour. Tune in to see it on our website and social media - including our YouTube channel.


Director Recommends

Wednesday 1st April at 11am - Director Mary Cremin’s podcast I reading I film suggestion for this week: listen to Jennifer Higgie’s Bow Down: Women in Art podcast, which covers significant female artists of the past. This episode with Laura Mulvey speaking about Chantal Akerman - an important post war filmmaker - is a good homage to her work. Tune in to hear it on our website and social media - including our YouTube channel.


Thursday 2nd April at 9pm - This week Mary recommends the film by Ackerman, Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), a poignant portrait of a widow whose underlying anxiety is seen through her performance of everyday tasks and her means of survival by entertaining ‘gentleman callers’. Ackerman has many  films and this work is one of more well known films. While it is not available for free online you can still view a remix here.


This visual essay remix (produced by Dr. Drew Morton, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at Texas A&M University-Texarkana) - more of a tool for formal analysis - layers Chantal Akerman's three days upon one another in order to facilitate the analysis of visual patterns and temporal rhythms. This remix is by no means a replacement for watching the film linearly, but as a supplemental guide map for cinephiles and scholars.


Void Archive

On Wednesday April 1st at 9pm, we will also be adding an audio recording of a talk featuring Michael Charlesworth and Francesca Balboni from the University of Texas, Austin that took place as part of our Derek Jarman exhibition The Last of England. This exhibition was a collaboration with IMMA.


Void for Kids

Building on our collage activities, this week we will focus on Assemblage, taking inspiration from artists who utilised this method in their artwork including two that we have shown in the past year – Derek Jarman and Candida Powell-Williams so check out our website for information on the artists and activities inspired by their artwork.

We are delighted to have Sinead Crumlish show us how to make colourful fish out of materials that you have in your house - tune in on Wednesday 1st April at 11am to Facebook I Instagram IGTV and our YouTube channel.


Don’t forget to take some photographs of your fishes and post them to our Void Online Facebook group and Instagram page @derryvoid #HomeIsWhereTheArtIs!


  • Bow Down: is a new podcast about significant women artists from the past who deserve our attention. For each 20-minute episode, Jennifer Higgie – frieze editor at large – invites an artist, writer, historian or curator to nominate an artist to whom we should all … well, bow down

  • We will continue to monitor this extraordinary situation and will reopen when it is safe to do so. Our staff continue to work so please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions. You will find our contact details on our website. Looking forward to seeing you when we reopen the Gallery. From all of us at Void, stay safe, stay connected and stay creating.

  • For further information on Void Derry or to arrange a tour or interview, please contact: Tansy Cowley, Press & Marketing Coordinator, Void Gallery, Derry / 028 7130 8080



 For further information about all events visit the Void website here 


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• For further information on Void Derry or to arrange a tour or interview, please contact: Tansy Cowley, Press & Marketing Coordinator, Void Gallery, Derry / 028 7130 8080