Nothing But Longing
14 January - 11 March 2017
We had over 200 people experience Nothing But Longing through the Void Engage Programme, which consisted of 15 tours, 13 workshops and 1 virtual tour, and included:
School Tour and meet the Curator
Friday 20th January
A small group of lucky secondary school students from Buncrana got the chance to preview ‘Nothing But Longing’ on the Friday before we opened to the public. They spent the morning in the gallery meeting artists and watching them install their work, chatting with curator Sagit Mezamer before making individual artworks with artist Karen Cassidy
School Tour and Workshop
Wednesday 25th January
Void Engage's artist / facilitator Karen held a workshop with some very talented kids from The Model Primary School. The kids got a guided tour of the exhibition and were then given the chance to create some of their own artwork for their school, the gallery and themselves.
Seven Oaks Day Care Tour and Workshop
Friday 27th Jan
A group of adults from Seven Oaks Day Care (who are living with dementia) were joined by Colum Arbuckle from radio ulster as they explored the exhibition with Karen Cassidy.
We first worked with Seven Oaks in 2015 through the ERA – Encouraging Relationships with Art project supported by the Arts Council NI, and Karen, trained in arts facilitation specifically for adults living with dementia, has hosted them here many times since. Void is very proud of its Dementia Friendly status, and we work hard to make the gallery a place that is open and accessible to all.
Saturday 18th Feb
Karen took families on a tour of the exhibition before hosting a hands-on creative session in The Process Room.
Participants explored different types of art-making at specially designed stations, and made lovely art to take home.
Wednesday 22nd Feb
Students studying Interactive media at NWRC were given a guided tour of the exhibition
Tuesday 7th March
Panel Discussion featuring Bill Drummond, Sagit Mezamer, Raymond Watson and Becca Bor (Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign) This panel event which took place during Israeli Apartheid Week, examined a variety of themes surrounding the exhibition.