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Old City Factory
Patrick Street, Derry, County Londonderry,
T: (028) 7130 8080
F: (028) 7136 4055
Two large galleries, artist studios, educational & conferencing areas and regular exhibitions.
Void Art Centre is an artist led space consisting of two large galleries, six artist studios, an education area, a conference room and cafe. Void's remit is to exhibit the work of contemporary International and Irish established artists.
Void is a contemporary art space with up to 5 exhibitions per year showing the work of established international and Irish artists. Void was founded in 2005 by a group of Derry artists called (DADA) Derry Artists for Derry’s Art. The gallery was situated in the downstairs of The Old City Shirt Factory until 2013 when it moved upstairs to a refurbished space. Void has established an international reputation for its wide-ranging and challenging exhibitions, the 2016-2017 programme features Katrina Palmer, Andres Serrano and Zarina Bhimji. Exhibitions are selected by a curatorial panel comprising of Maoliosa Boyle, Gregory McCartney, Jonathan Cummins, Conor McFeely, Orla Ryan, and Dr. Mhairi Sutherland.
Void Engage is the name given to the learning programme which places meaningful engagement at the heart of the gallery. Participative learning programmes are created for every exhibition with the aim of making contemporary art accessible to visitors of all ages, from every community. We deliver a wide range of workshops, talks, film screenings and other events inspired by our exhibitions, both within the gallery and in offsite locations. The vast majority of the programme is free of charge and we invite everyone to take part.
Artist and educator Dr. Mhairi Sutherland presents Aftershock a series of educational
workshops. Aftershock’ will take place Saturday 12,19,26 November at Void, 13.30 - 16.30.
Over the course of three Saturdays participants will explore the body by discussing contemporary and art historical examples of artwork, a movement session and through life drawing in a range of media. Suitable for beginner and experienced artists, coffee and an exhibition tour is included. This workshop is suitable for ages 16+, fee is £60 or £45 concession. To book email email@example.com or phone 028 7130 8080.
Origins of photography
The Engage team are also delighted to present Origins of photography with artist Blaine O’ Donnell on Saturday 3 December 11:00 - 16:00. This workshop will focus on the basic principles of photography. Participants will learn how to construct a pinhole camera and create a black and white photograph. Basic darkroom skills will also be taught so no prior experience required, all materials provided, please wear old clothes. Suitable for ages
16+, fee £20 or £15 concession.
Social Media and Online Presence workshop
Visual Artist’s Ireland Visual Artist’s Cafe: Social Media and Online Presence workshop will take place at Void, 24 November, 11:00 - 16:00. This workshop will look at ways artists can use free internet tools to support their overall professional development, and to promote specific exhibitions. The day will also include tips on how to use internet-based tools to support your applications and proposals. Admission is free, pre booking is advised.