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Void Contemporary Art Space

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Void Engage 

Winter 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 open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. Admission is free. Void Gallery is supported using public funding from Arts Council Northern Ireland and Derry City and Strabane District Council.

 

Derek Jarman – The Last Of England – opening weekend

 

 Preview Friday 15th November - 6:30-8:30pm

Plus screenings of Jarman’s Super 8 films

 

Saturday 16th November - 1-3pm

With an introduction by producer James Mackay

 

Void Gallery are delighted to present The Last of England: an exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist Derek Jarman. This year marks the 25th anniversary of his death and his work still feels urgent and contemporary.

The exhibition will focus on the GBH paintings series along with his film The Last Of England (1987); they were selected as they reflect and resonate with our current political environment, especially within the context of Northern Ireland.

This exhibition is organised in partnership with IMMA, DublinManchester Art Gallery, and John Hansard Gallery, Southampton.

Kindly supported by Euro London Films and LUMA Foundation.

 Void Gallery is supported by the Arts Council of Northern IrelandDerry City and Strabane District Council, and Northbound Brewery.

 

 Void Derek Jarman Event

Modern Heart - Journal Workshop with Mhairi Sutherland

 

Saturday 23rd & 30th November, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

£5 plus booking fee for both workshops

Book now at https://www.facebook.com/pg/derryvoid/events/ or call 028 7130 8080

 

‘Modern Heart’ is the title of a Saturday afternoon programme for enthusiastic dreamers, doodlers, activists and anyone interested in curating their thoughts and ideas into a vivid, visual and personalised journal. These workshops are themed around the exhibiting artist, the late film-maker, diarist, gay rights activist and gardener Derek Jarman.

Session 1: 
Exhibition tour, Introductory talk, Dungeness visit and notebook/sketchbook examples

Practical book-making techniques using drawn, text and photographic methods.

Session 2:
Practical making with found and own materials, collage, inserts and cut-outs.

Journal ‘sharing’ and viewing Jarman’s notebooks and approaches

Suitable for: Sessions are most suited for adults, including secondary and third-level students with an interest in art and design. No previous experience required. £5 fee covers both days.

Participants: All journal-making materials and equipment provided, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, including coffee and croissant.

Bring your own notebook, either a favourite with blank pages or a new, crisp notebook for some fresh ideas. Notebooks can also be provided, please state when booking.

 Void Notebook Event

Drawing Workshop with Stephanie Gaumond

Thursday 12th December 

6.30-8 pm

Cost: £2 plus booking fee

Explore our current exhibition through drawing in this relaxed session with artist Stephanie Gaumond. To book click on the linked date above. 

 Drawing Workshop

 

Book now at https://www.facebook.com/pg/derryvoid/events/ or phone us on 028 7130 8080

 Drawing Workshop with Stephanie Gaumond focused on the exhibition of work by Derek Jarman. Explore Derek Jarman's exhibition The Last of England through drawing in this relaxed session with artist Stephanie Gaumond. Materials are provided but if you would like to bring your own please feel welcome do so.

Book now at https://www.facebook.com/pg/derryvoid/events/

 

 Christmas Decoration-Making Workshop

 Saturday 14th December, 1-4 pm

 £2 plus booking fee

 Book now at https://www.facebook.com/pg/derryvoid/events/ or phone us on 028 7130 8080

Ho ho ho! Get into the festive spirit with our annual drop-in Christmas decoration-making workshop! This family workshop is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit by making decorations for your home - or as gifts for friends and family!

 Christmas Event

 

·      In 2019/20 Void Engage has kindly been supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Ireland Funds, the Change Something Fund, the Ragdoll Foundation, Derry City and Strabane District Council Youth Fund, the Acord Trust, The Edward Gostling Foundation, the Enkalon Foundation, Ulverscroft, the Victoria Holmes Foundation, the Walled City 400, Halifax, and Esme Mitchell.

 

 

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

marketing@derryvoid.com / 028 7130 8080