Sound Walk Workshop with David Beattie – 12 June

Join Void Gallery for first sound walk workshop with artist David Beattie as part of his project Slowtime – the second Void Offsites commission generously funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Conceptually examining the in-between space through the intertidal zone of the River Foyle in Derry, Slowtime is a project that will span a period of several months in 2021. It consists of a number of related elements; a temporary sonic event to mark the high and low tides of the river in autumn 2021, a series of workshops and walking engagements that will invite the local community to listen to the river and find ways of exploring their locality through sound, and working alongside acoustic ecologists and marine scientists to gather data on the marine life and anthropogenic sounds from below the surface of the river. The intention is to create an interdisciplinary project based on the River Foyle that would propose an immeasurable gap between human behaviour and the natural world, an interconnected network of living and non-living things.

Meeting at Void Gallery at 2pm, the walk will take us to the River Foyle on the City Side and St Columb’s Park on the Waterside and utilising specialist recording equipment, we will examine the sounds of the river.

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David Beattie Biography

David Beattie is a visual artist and lecturer based in Dublin, Ireland. Often assembled from a variety of everyday materials, his work attempts to provide a framework for assessing our daily surroundings and is manifested through sculpture, installation, sound and photography. Recent projects have focused on the social and environmental impact of digital technologies and machine learning.

He was awarded the Harpo Foundation Award in 2010 and was a recipient of the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection in 2016. Recent exhibitions include The Glucksman (2019); Berlin Opticians (2018+19); CCA Derry-Londonderry (2017); and Irish Museum of Modern Art (2017).


This project is kindly supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Void Gallery is supported using public funding from Arts Council Northern Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Enkalon Foundation, Ragdoll Foundation, COVID 19 Charities Fund, Art Fund, Community Foundation NI, The Art Society, and Garfield Weston Foundation.

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