Void Online – responding to COVID-19

Void Gallery is currently closed because of the pandemic, COVID-19. The gallery is postponing all upcoming events. Over the coming weeks, Void is looking forward to bringing you content through the social media channels so stay tuned for virtual tours of our exhibition, 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 social media channels – Facebook I Instagram I Twitter.

Make sure to stay connected with Void through our website and social media and don’t forget to take some photographs of your creations and post them to our Facebook page and Instagram page @derryvoid #VoidCommunities! You will enter a draw to win a free family workshop!

Over the next two weeks on Void online, we have lots to keep you entertained.

Director Recommends

Tune in on Saturday and Sunday 25th & 26th April for recommendations of what to read and watch during this lockdown by Void Director Mary Cremin. Content will be published on our Facebook and Instagram pages @derryvoid

Ima-Abasi Okon

Our current exhibition may be closed to the public but we are still bringing the work of Ima-Abasi Okon straight to your screen. Void will be publishing detailed imagery of her work as it is installed in the gallery and providing accompanying text to describe what the works are. These will be published on Facebook and Instagram @derryvoid.

Void for Kids

Flying Bird Kids’ Workshop
With Sinead Crumlish

Published online on Thursday 23rd April, 3pm

On Facebook @derryvoid  I Instagram IGTV @derryvoid I YouTube Void Derry channel

Sinead Crumlish returns with another great activity for the kids. In this super easy session, Sinead will show you how you can make a bird out of paper that you can fly outside!  Perfect for the sunny weather.

Rise & Shine – Easy Paper Mobile
With Sinead Crumlish

Published online on Wednesday 29th April, 3pm

On Facebook @derryvoid  I Instagram IGTV @derryvoid I YouTube Void Derry channel

In this workshop, Sinead will show you how to make a sun which moves in the breeze – great to hang outdoors.

Void online workshops – don’t miss a thing!
With Karen Cassidy, Sinead Crumlish and Stephanie Gaumond

27 April – 3 May

With so much fantastic content being shared by organisations across the world, sometimes it’s easy to miss something you might have loved to engage with, so Void will be re-sharing some of the fantastic workshops for both kids and adults alike during the week of 27 April – 3 May to ensure that you don’t miss a thing. Learn how to make giant bubbles, Pom Pom chicks, paper crafts, and mindful drawing. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for more.

See our Facebook events for each workshop for the list of materials needed – everything used should be something you have already or can easily pick up when you’re doing your main shopping.

Workshops for Adults

Everyday Drawing for Mindfulness
Drawing Workshop
With Stephanie Gaumond

Published online on Saturday 25th April, 3pm

On Facebook @derryvoid  I Instagram IGTV @derryvoid I YouTube Void Derry channel

Stephaine Gaumond returns with her second online drawing session. This time, she will focus on everyday objects for inspiration, using doodling as a mindfulness tool. There has been extensive research into how drawing can support health and wellbeing and in recent years we have seen an increase in people engaging in the activity, from adult colouring books to mindful drawing classes. Check out this link at Big Think which looks at the importance of drawing and doodling for our brains – and why don’t you download some of these great free downloadable images that you can colour in! Go here.

Void Archive

Void celebrates its 15 year anniversary this year and as part of this we have been looking back at some of the exhibitions and educational projects that we have run. This week we look at a project we ran in December 2019 called This is ME!

This is ME!
With Kippie & the Liberty Consortium Playtrail

Published online on Sunday 26th April, 9pm

On Facebook @derryvoid  I Instagram

Void ran a wonderful project with a group of young Adults from Day opportunities at the Playtrail. Led by Katherine and Justine from Kippie, this 8-week workshop explored a variety of art activities and culminated in an exhibition of the participants work in Void’s Process Room.  Tune in to see some content from the workshop including the artworks that the participants created!

Void Gallery 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, on marketing@derryvoid.com / 028 7130 808

Void Gallery, City Factory, Patrick Street, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 7EL.

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