Promotional image for Alan Phelan, solo exhibition echoes are always more muted, Void Gallery 2020

Alan Phelan’s exhibition echoes are always more muted is part of an expanded series of exhibitions that encompass his continuing research into the intersections of history, sexuality, material culture and politics which have evolved through sculpture, participatory events, and photography.   The genesis of this new body of work is the photographic process invented by [...]

Ima-Abasi Okon, promotional image of an item of clothing lying on a bedspread with a floral pattern; exhibition at Void Gallery, 2020

sur— [infinite Slippage: production of the r ~e ~a ~l as an intensive magnitude starting at zero-eight] —plus is a commission by London and Amsterdam based artist Ima-Abasi Okon in partnership between Void and the Chisenhale Gallery. Okon works with sculpture, sound and video to produce installations that explore exhibition-making as an exercise in syntax, adopting linguistic [...]

Film still from The Last of England film by artist Derek Jarman, image depicts man looking out a window with the reflection of a red brick building displayed to the right of the image

The Last of England, an exhibition by Derek Jarman at Void Gallery in 2019/20, explored the work of one of Britain’s most iconic filmmakers, painter, writer, gardener and political activist. During the ‘80s and ‘90s, Jarman shifted from being apolitical – with his films documenting his private life in a ‘cinema of small gestures’ – [...]

Sonia Shiel, image detail of artwork displayed as part of solo exhibition at Void Gallery, 2019

In all works of fiction there belies an agreement that the reader/the viewer will allow for a suspension of disbelief. In this exhibition I Am What You've Come To See, the artist Sonia Shiel has transformed the three gallery spaces into a circular narrative, casting the audience as its central protagonist. The viewer is compelled to move [...]

Installation view of exhibition Command Lines by artist Candida Powell-Williams at Void Gallery, 2019

Command Lines is a theatrical installation of sculpture, performance and animation by artist Candida Powell-Williams. The works re-imagine the iconic tarot as a three-dimensional experiment in symbolism, action, story-telling and magical thinking. Powell-William’s installation uses the term Command Lines to frame the exhibition, insinuating systems, networks and feedback loops, control over and order of information. [...]

Man leaning into net, promotional image for A Visibility Matrix by Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne, at Void Gallery, 2019

A Visibility Matrix is an artwork that explores the politics and conditions of visibility. Initiated by Dublin-based artists and long-term collaborators, Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, A Visibility Matrix assembles contributions from a distributed panel of artists, film-makers and others within a synchronised, multi-channel video installation.   There is now an expectation of visibility, from [...]

The Road Ahead, title of photography by Derry artist Willie Doherty, featured as part of group exhibition Opened Ground at Void Gallery, 2019

Opened Ground is an exhibition featuring the work of artists Willie Doherty, Aslan Gaisumov, and Amar Kanwar.   The title Opened Ground is taken from a collection of poems by Seamus Heaney; written between 1966 and 1996. The poems span a turbulent time in Northern Ireland and delve into both the physical and psychic landscape [...]

Promotional image for Liam Crichton, Stereo Object, 2019, Void Gallery

Liam Crichton begins 2019 with his exhibition titled Stereo Object. Crichton creates large-scale sculptures and installations that investigate the built environment. His research revolves around concepts of urban voids, hauntology, anti-monuments, post-minimalism, and silence. Aesthetically driven and predominately site-specific, his work is often characterised by a dialectic approach, which challenges traditional perceptions and the cultural environment. [...]

The Long Note by Helen Cammock, promotional image, woman's arm extends as she writes musical notes on a music sheet with a recorder sitting off centre, a warm wooden floor underneath her

The Long Note Curated by Mary Cremin The Long Note is a solo exhibition by artist Helen Cammock, celebrating the involvement of women in the civil rights movement in Derry in 1968 and coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the first march in Derry on October 5th. Cammock  has created a new film work – commissioned [...]

Alex Cecchetti jumping in the air to draw a line across a plain white wall. Promotional image used for solo exhibition At the Gates of the Music Palace by Alex Cecchetti at Void Gallery, Derry, 2018. Curated by Mary Cremin

At the Gates of the Music Palace is a solo exhibition by Alex Cecchetti. Cecchetti's multi-disciplinary practice explores the senses through the experiential nature of his work. His exhibition brings together performance, drawing, painting, sculpture and sound installation.  At the Gates of the Music Palace is conceived as a 3-dimensional music concert; the different sound pieces will be set [...]

Architecture of Change promotional image, exhibition at Void Gallery, Derry, 2018

Architecture of Change explores urban ecology and notions of play through sculpture, installation, film, talks, and workshops. As a city, Derry has a unique history, demonstrated through its archaeological sites. In more recent times it has shifted from being a mercantile, industrial city to its present ‘critical’ phase. It has the potential to be something [...]

Film still from Disseminate and Hold by Rosa Barba

between objects in the waking world was a solo exhibition at Void Gallery in 2018 by artist Rosa Barba. Barba’s work situates itself within the realm of film and expands into sculptural forms through the exploration of the physicality of film itself and how that plays with light and spatiality. For this exhibition between objects in the [...]