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  • February 23, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Youth Programme: Void Visionaries

Void Visionaries is a group of like-minded young people aged between 14 and 20 at Void exploring their personal and collective creativity alongside each other while gaining experience on a professional level.

Members have the opportunity to explore their personal and collective creativity through artistic skill and process based workshops, innovative research, experimentation and to create work in response to our ambitious exhibition programme.

To date, members have taken part in a series of photography workshops and experimented with the techniques of Cyanotype and Lumen printmaking with local photographer Carly Campbell, explored the process of film making through our ‘Small Histories’ mobile film course with filmographer, Mara Cavalli, celebrated National Drawing Day through an Explorative Drawing Session, shadowed a professional fashion photoshoot with fashion designer Caoimhe Grant, attended guided art exhibition tours within the city came up with the dynamic new group name, ‘Void Visionaries’, worked with graphic designer, Wayne Daly, from Daly & Lyon to discuss the envisaged identity of this new logo, gained an insight into the exhibition installation process and have most recently started to plan their own arts project.

Members also have the opportunity to complete their Silver Arts Award (which is a RFQ level 2 arts award). Please note, completing a Silver Arts Award qualification is not an essential part of the programme – young people can still attend any of the Void Visionaries activities without signing up to complete their Arts Award.

In the coming weeks and months the members of our Void Visionaries programme will experiment with spray paint through our Graffiti workshops with Peaball, have the opportunity to explore the process of printmaking with artist Stephanie Gaumond, plan and host their own exhibition and events, attend artist talks and guided exhibition tours together and continue working on their Silver Arts Award.

Void Visionaries is an on-going programme, which is open to new members with attendance always as voluntary action.

Check out our @voidvisionaries Instagram page to find out more and if this sounds like something you would be interested in, sign up and join our Void Visionaries mailing list today by filling out our sign up form, https://forms.gle/e8NGAgFcUJBgcFJp6, or email Zoe at intern@derryvoid.com if you have any questions.

Acknowledgements

 

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, The Arts Society, Community Foundation NI, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Garfield Weston Foundation.