Maeve Butler Head of Access & Engagement

New Head of Access & Engagement

Void Gallery is delighted to announce Maeve Butler as our new Head of Access & Engagement.

On her new position, Maeve said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Void, I look forward to building upon the work of Void Engage and to working with local communities to create a culturally inclusive Access and Engagement programme.”

Maeve Butler has extensive experience working in the Visual Arts. Previous roles include Gallery Development Manager for Photo London; Assistant Curator in the Touring department of the Hayward Gallery organising the exhibitions, Elizabeth Price Curates, Art From Elsewhere and Listening; Exhibitions Manger and Galleries and Museums liaison for Antony Gormley Studio where she oversaw the installation of large-scale commissions and exhibitions worldwide; Exhibition Manager at the Royal Academy of Art, London where she managed various exhibitions including Anselm Kiefer; From Paris, A Taste for Impressionism and Mexico: A Revolution in Art. Maeve also spent 4 years working at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, working with a wide variety of contemporary and modern artists including Philippe Parreno, Douglas Gordon, Liam Gillick, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lucian Freud, Rivane Neuenschwander and Isaac Julien. She was part of the founding team of Dublin Contemporary.

Chairperson of the Board at Void, Eamonn McCann, said:

"We are delighted to be able to announce that Maeve Butler has agreed to join Void as Head of Access and Engagement. All of us are excited at the prospect of working with Maeve to develop our programme for involvement with the Derry community and making contemporary art relevant to wider society.

The cultural vibrancy of Derry is recognised and celebrated across Ireland and farther afield. Maeve, hugely respected throughout the arts community and with a wealth of experience in arts promotion, education and administration, is the ideal person to help deepen Derry’s cultural footprint for the benefit not just of arts practitioners but for our entire region.

She will be a vital element in building on Void’s achievements and sparking us into the new and challenging era which lies just ahead."