Helen Cammock The Long Note

Void Engage

Participative learning programmes are created for every exhibition with the aim of making contemporary art accessible to visitors of all ages, from every community. Join Void for a range of events as part of our current exhibition The Long Note by Helen Cammock.


Final Events:

As the show draws to a close, Void invite you to join us for a special live performance and an insightful conversation between exhibiting artist Helen Cammock and curator Mary Cremin. We will also be celebrating the commencement of 2018 at the gallery on Friday 14th after the performance with drinks and mince pies – do come along and celebrate with us!


The Long Note: Live Performance

Friday 14th December, 8pm

Please join us at Void for a special performance by local women of a new song written by them and Helen Cammock, inspired by The Long Note, a film that celebrates women and their role in the 1968 civil rights movement currently on view at the gallery.

Void Gallery commissioned the film The Long Note and presented it to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement in Derry.


Helen Cammock in conversation with Mary Cremin

Saturday 15th December, 12 noon

Join artist Helen Cammock and Void Director Mary Cremin as they discuss Helen's new work The Long Note. This will be the last chance to see this new work before the exhibition closes so make sure to join us at Void. 


Christmas Decoration Workshop

Saturday, December 2, 1pm - 4pm 

Come join artist facilitator Karen Cassidy for an afternoon of festive Christmas decoration-making in the Process Room.  Join us on Saturday 1st of December  for a free, walk-in workshop between 12 noon – 4pm.

Enjoy mince pies, get into the festive spirit listening to Christmas Music and make your own Christmas cards, Clay tree decorations and Willow & tissue lanterns. You will be able to take your creations home to give away as gifts or keep for your self. 

Admission is Free, Adults, Families and Children are welcome. Children under 12 must be supervised


Intergenerational Singing Workshop with Helen Cammock

Void is looking for participants for a female intergenerational singing workshop with artist Helen Cammock.

Inspired by Helen Cammock’s new film The Long Note, which celebrates women’s involvement in the 1968 civil rights movement and Derry’s shirt factory history, the workshop will take place from the 11-13th of December and will culminate in a unique performance at Void on Friday 14th. Time TBC.

If you are aged between 13-18 years old and 50+ and would like to get involved, please contact Void on engage@derryvoid.com for more information.



*** Our workshop is now sold out. However, we are taking expressions of interest for a second workshop very soon, so please let us know if you would like your name added to the list. Thank you.


Family workshop

Saturday, 17th November 2pm – 4pm

Age group: 4+

We are delighted to welcome artist Leanne McLaughlin to Void for a family workshop. Inspired by our current exhibition, The Long Note,  by Helen Cammock and referencing the history of Derry’s Shirt Factories, hand weave your own dream catcher from old shirts.  

Traditionally dream catchers are believed to have originated from the Ojibwe Chippewa tribe in particular the Lakota tribe. The Ojibwe word for dream catcher actually means spider referring to the web woven loosely around the hoop. According to Ojibwa story a mystical and maternal "spider woman" served as a protected to the tribe, as the tribe grew the spider woman found it difficult protect and watch over her tribe and so the first dream catcher was made as a means of protection. 

The female voices from our past may at times have been unseen and even unheard but their strength was always felt. Our grandmothers protected and fought for our civil rights empowering us with the freedom we experience today. 

The silent voices of our female ancestry can be celebrated by creating our own versions of a dream Catchers. Creating a blanket of protection, weaving our webs using old shirts, and in doing so referencing  the female staff in the shirt factories working in  Derry in the 1960's and onwards. The dream catchers will be handwoven in various sizes and shapes 

Admission is free but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please email hello@derryvoid.com to register your interest. 


Director's Tour

1pm, 21 November 2018

Join Void Director Mary Cremin as she gives an in-depth tour of The Long Note.


Primary and Secondary schools

Interested in bringing your class to visit Void and taking a tour of our current exhibition The Long Note?  Speak to Void today about how we can tailor our tours to fit with your curriculum. Contact us on engage@derryvoid.com  or call 028 7130 8080.


Director's Tour

Wednesday 10th October at 1:30pm & Wednesday 21st November at 1pm


Curator of the exhibition Mary Cremin will lead a guided tour of the exhibition, where she will discuss the core themes of the show, and answer any questions that you may have.


Opening Reception


Friday 5th October, 6:30-9pm

Join Void to launch this poignant exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the first civil rights marches in Derry in 1968. Void are delighted to welcome activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey to formally launch the exhibition.