Void gallery going online to keep visual arts alive during lockdown

Void in Derry is looking forward to bringing you online tours of the current exhibition by Ima-Abasi Okon.

Friday, 27th March 2020, 10:07 am
Updated Friday, 27th March 2020, 10:08 am
Installation view, Void Gallery, 2020. Commissioned and produced by Void Gallery in partnership with Chisenhale Gallery, London. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tansy Cowley.

The gallery will explore the 15 year exhibition history of the Void programme through images, talks and videos.

A spokesman for the gallery said: “We will post suggested readings, artists talks and links to artists films.

“Void Engage will take place online, where we will bring you activities designed to keep you and the kids entertained while we are all practicing social distancing.

“Over the coming weeks, our lovely artist-facilitators, Karen Cassidy and Sinead Crumlish will be coming to you online with activities for the kids, including bubble making (get those kids outside!), slime and messy play workshops.

“These videos will be posted on Facebook, Instagram, and our YouTube channel so that you can come back to them again and again.

“Each week while the gallery is closed, we will look at different artists who use a specific medium in their work.

“From Monday 23rd - Friday 27th, we will focus on collage and look at the artists; Picasso, Matisse, Lee Krasner, and Louise Bourgeois. Please go to www.derryvoid.com/ for more information about the artists and activities inspired by their work.

“We encourage you to make your own artwork inspired by these artists and post them to our Void Online Facebook Group.

“For Instagram post as normal and tag us @derryvoid”.

Void Gallery will be closed from the 13th of March until further notice.

As a public cultural institution, the health and safety of our team and visitors is of paramount importance to Void Gallery. Thank you for your understanding and continued support, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Please visit our website and social media for updates www.derryvoid.com