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Public Programme | Sampler

Aleana Egan’s exhibition Sampler is now open at Void and we are delighted to hold a number of online and onsite events and workshops in conjunction with the exhibition.

 

Please reads below for our upcoming range of events, including: activities for families, our public programme of talks, and workshops and more information about a special exhibition being held in the gallery by our youth group, Void Visionaries.

 

Stay tuned to our social media channels for further information and if you have a group that you would like to bring to the gallery, please do email Maeve Butler on engage@derryvoid.com.  We would be happy to organise a tour for you.

Talks

Aleana Egan and Vivian Sky Rehberg In Conversation

To celebrate the opening of Sampler, we were delighted to welcome writer and educator Vivian Sky Rehberg to Void. Vivian was in conversation with artist Aleana Egan about her work. The talk was recorded and will be available on our website in the next few weeks.

Family & young people

Void Tots

Saturday 26 February & Saturday 26 March
Session 1: 10.30 – 11.10
Session 2: 11.30 – 12.10

6 participants per session / £3 per child

We are delighted to announce that Void Tots will return onsite for Aleana Egan’s exhibition. Last held onsite in January 2019, these relaxed, fun sessions with artist Sinead Crumlish are always a hit with children aged 1-4 years old. For these sessions, we look forward to exploring painting using food!

We will also have 2 online videos from Sinead; a papier mache bird and a felt bookmark. These will be released on 9 and 16 February.

Curiosity Club

5 & 12 March
Sessions: 10.30 – 11.30 / 12.30 – 13.30 / 14.30 – 15.30

£3 per child

Inspired by Aleana Egan’s exhibition Sampler, the Curiosity Club will explore Bricolage, the process of creating from a variety of materials.  The Curiosity club will be filled with different materials for your little ones to create their own collages and hanging sculptures.

Drawing prompts

If you can’t make it to the Curiosity Club, we will have a range of drawing prompts and materials available throughout the exhibition for our younger viewers to explore the show during your visit.

Art packs 

The first art pack of 2022 will be a rag weaving activity. Using materials from the old shirt factories, create your own table mat. Available to collect from the gallery from 10 February. Email hello@derryvoid.com to reserve your pack.

Public Programme

Lifedrawing with Stephanie Gaumond and Mel Bradley

Wednesday 23 February
19.00 – 20.30
£3

Our ever popular Life-Drawing class with Mel Bradley and Stephanie Gaumond
returns on the 23 February. Come along and join model Mel Bradley and Stephanie Gaumond who will guide you through a range of drawing exercises.

Silver Tongued Deviance | Poetry evening at Void

Thursday 24 February
18.30 – 20.00

Our monthly poetry evening Silver Tongued Deviance returns this February. The night is open to Spoken Word performers/singers/ (acoustic) musicians. These sessions occur in tandem with Sampler, Aleana Egan.  While performers are invited to perform any pieces of work at the evening, you are welcome to develop and perform a work loosely in keeping with the themes of the exhibition.

Silver Tongued Deviance is a collaboration with Bluebell Arts, Derry and hosted by spoken word artist, Frank Rafferty.

Seen-Unseen

Friday, 25 February, 2.30 pm

Seen-Unseen deals with the non – visual exploration of art and allows the blind or vision impaired person to experience artwork through their other senses. Participants will visit Aleana Egan’s exhibition through an online tour. Clare will then lead a thought provoking, memory stimulating, interactive and sensory session which will explore the exhibition through a tactile workshop. For booking details, please email claremclaughlinemail@gmail.com

Void Visionaries

MMXXI

12 – 26 February

Closing event: 25 February, 18.00 – 20.00

To celebrate the first year of our youth programme Void Visionaries, we will hold an exhibition curated by the group in the education space at Void.

MMXXI brings together the work of fourteen young artists and group members.The work that will be on display attempts to form a discussion around the different ways the artists perceived the year 2021 and what it meant to them, invites the viewer to question how they felt in 2021 and emphasizes the unifying qualities of visual art.