Looking for a creative lockdown escape? Add a little RGB to your day with this QR code to create a #RGBhyacinth anywhere you go!

While we cannot welcome you into the gallery space to experience the current solo exhibition by Irish artist Alan Phelan we thought we could bring a little bit of it to you.

As part of the exhibition echoes are always more muted a small hyacinth flower is enlarged via a mobile phone AR app. Since you cannot come to the gallery we wanted to bring the QR code to you. Simply use your phone to read the QR code, follow the instructions to install, and you can bring the RGB Hyacinth with you everywhere you go.

We ask that you share your hyacinth by taking a photograph of it in your own environment and tagging us #RGBhyacinth @derryvoid. At the end of the show we will display the best of them in an online slideshow.

Thank you and enjoy!


This is part of the exhibition echoes are always more muted by artist Alan Phelan. It is currently closed due to COVID restrictions.

echoes are always more muted is kindly supported by the Arts Council, Ireland; Creative Ireland; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; Demeter Fragrance Library; Dublin City Council; Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin; Meath County Council; National College of Arts and Design, Dublin; the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Solstice Arts Centre, Navan; Small Night Zine; Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin; The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon.

Void Gallery is supported using public funding from Arts Council Northern Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Enkalon Foundation, Ragdoll Foundation, COVID 19 Charities Fund, Art Fund, and Garfield Weston Foundation.

Image credits

Thank you to Maeve Paris, Noel Kelly, The Royal Oak, and Bishop’s Gate Hotel Derry, and Alan Phelan for allowing us to use these photographs.