On Saturday 4 March at 5:30pm, join artists Locky Morris and Jaki Irvine as they are joined in conversation with Anne Tallentire, to discuss the exhibition Re_sett_ing_s, which opens at Void Gallery on 4 March, and its origins. Book via our website at www.derryvoid.com. The event will also be live streamed on Instagram for those who cannot join in person. The exhibition opening will follow from 6-8pm.


For more about the exhibition, go here.


Jaki Irvine Biography


Jaki Irvine works with video installation, photography, music composition and writing. Her immersive video and sound installations tell stories through fragmented, elliptical and open-ended narratives informed by rigorous research. Irvine picks out evocative details from the landscape or cityscape, in particular honing in on Dublin and Mexico City, two cities that have shaped and informed her practice. Contested histories, sonic bricolage, the built environment, and the customs and communities of a city’s residents have all found their way into Irvine’s deep-reaching and polyphonic work: songs that filter through a city’s streets, overheard conversations, the flap of a hummingbird’s wings are given equal gravitas. Her attention is often turned to the peripheral or the undervalued: re-centring stories or figures written out of history, particularly female figures, or presenting an alternative approach to the present, making space for strangeness. Humans and nature become intertwined in her imaginative worldview, with plants, birds and creatures permeating her practice, and adding to the sense of the unknown and unknowable, and blurring the boundary between the real and the imagined.


Locky Morris Biography


Locky Morris was born in Derry City where he continues to live and work. Renowned for his early work that explicitly dealt with the conflict in Northern Ireland – most notably from a socially embedded perspective – he has gone on to develop another working vocabulary that moves fluidly between the personal, public and political. While still informed by the complexities and intricacies of his immediate landscape, this work extends across photography, video, gallery installation and incorporates the social media platform, Instagram. Morris’s practice, born in part out of a fascination for what confronts him in the often chaotic details of the everyday, is rich, inventive and marked by a visual playfulness that feels distinctly his own. Running parallel to this have been numerous large-scale works and interventions in the public realm. The work has also been influenced by his active musicianship.


Anne Tallentire Biography


Anne Tallentire (b. County Armagh, Northern Ireland) has lived and worked in London since the 1980’s. Her practice encompasses moving image, sculpture, installation, photography and performance. Through visual and textual interrogation of everyday materials and structures, Tallentire’s work seeks to reveal systems that shape the built environment and the economics of labour. In 2018 Tallentire was the recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Award for artists. She is Professor Emerita at Central Saint Martins, where she taught from the early 1990s to 2014.


Image credits:
1. Jaki Irvine
2. Locky Morris
3. Emilie Holba




Void Gallery is supported using public funding from Arts Council Northern Ireland, All Island Fund, Austin and Hope Pilkington Foundation, Arnold Clarke Foundation, Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, Community Foundation Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Enkalon Foundation, National Lottery Community Fund, The Ireland Funds, Ragdoll Foundation.