This Void Art School exhibition Joyless Celebration and Purposeless Inquiry was an eclectic mix of media from a group of nine artists from across the spectrum of levels of art education; from GCSE to graduate level. The exhibition takes its title from the reversal of the themes of Derry’s year as UK City of Culture (2013).

Much of the promise and cultural infrastructure of 2013 has since been retracted – the gallery which hosted the Turner Prize has now gone. The ‘new story to tell’ resounds with much the same narrative as the old one.