Void Gallery is delighted to announce that in April 2021 it will move to a dedicated exhibition space in the heart of Derry city. This exciting move will enable Void to bring its visual arts programme to a wider audience. Void’s new home will be located at the foot of the Derry Walls, at 10 Waterloo Place, and will provide an exciting new tourist attraction for the area with two main gallery spaces and a walk-in education space. The building is street facing with a wide glass front, which will enable the gallery to present its programme, even in lockdown.
As part of the move, Void has commissioned the artist collective Forerunner to design the gallery’s reception and office spaces. Forerunner is a platform for collaborative visual arts practice bringing together artists from different disciplines and backgrounds.
The inaugural exhibition will be Before the Cypress Broke, launching April 17th; a fundraising exhibition that was initiated in response to the recent catastrophic events that have taken place in Beirut, Lebanon. It is presented in partnership with the Beirut Art Residency (BAR). Bringing together works by contemporary Lebanese artists and past BAR artists-in-residence, the exhibition will combine works on paper, photography and video works depicting personal investigations of artists in relation to the city.
Void is delighted to welcome upcoming artists to exhibit in its new space this year including Elizabeth Price, Eva Rothschild, and Aleana Egan.
Void’s education programme will have a dedicated drop-in area at the front of the building where members of the public can call in and get involved. The new building will also be fully wheelchair accessible.
Void looks forward to celebrating the move to its new space on 17 April, coinciding with the launch of exhibition Before the Cypress Broke, and will announce further details soon pending COVID-19 government restrictions. Please stay tuned to their website for further details.