Command Lines is an exhibition by artist Candida Powell-Williams which will be on display at Void Gallery from 25th June – 24th August 2019. The preview will take place on Friday 21st June on the Summer Solstice. As part of the preview, there will be a performance choreographed by the artist. Animating the sculptural forms, the dancers will configure and reconfigure architectural structures found in the artist’s invented tarot cards. Set to meditation music and metamorphosing between each tableaux, dancers pierce and divide the space in a choreography inspired by spiritualist diagrams.

Tours & Lectures

Artist's Talk

21 June, 6pm

Join Candida Powell-Williams for an informal walk through of her exhibiton Command Lines and gain an insight into her working practice. 

Director's Tour

9th July


Join Mary Cremin on a lunchtime tour of our current exhibition Command Lines, and learn more about the processes involved in her work

Free, no booking necessary.


This Must Be The Place

Inaugural Youth Visual Art Competition at Void Art Centre – open call for emerging artists

Void is inviting entrants for This Must Be The Place, our inaugural youth art competition for emerging artists. Taking inspiration from the city that we live, artworks can be from a variety of art practices from two-dimensional work such as paintings, drawings and photography to three-dimensional sculptures and ceramics, as well as contemporary installations, mixed media artworks, video and digital work.

The competition it open to 2 age groups: 

16 – 19 years old

20 – 24 years old

All artworks will be exhibited in Void’s Process Room during DCSDC's Youth 19 Arts Festival and there will be a £50 Eason's voucher up for grabs for an outstanding work in each category. 

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday June 28th. Submissions can be dropped to the gallery or posted for the attention of Maeve Butler – c/o Void Gallery, City Factory, Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL. 

Please include your name, age, home address, email address and telephone number, along with a few short lines about your artwork and its title.



Summer Kids' Workshops

Void Tots (1-5 years old)

29th June & 20th July

Void is delighted to announce an Early Years programme. Beginning with our Summer exhibition Command Lines by Candida Powell-Williamjoin artist Sinead Crumlish for a morning session exploring the exhibition through multi-sensory activities for early years children in Void’s Process Room. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers, all are welcome. Be prepared to get messy!

Book through the link above or visit this link.


The Art Factory – Art Bootcamp

Ages 8-11

16 -19th July, Tuesday-Friday, 2pm-4.30pm

Inspired by the work of Candida Powell-Williams, join artist Karen Cassidy on a stimulating creative journey over 4 afternoons. With different techniques investigated every day, from creating your own Andy Warhol style self-portrait to an Alexander Calder mobile, this promises to be stimulating and rewarding week.

Book through the link above or visit this link.

Digital Art Workshop

Saturday 20th July
2 – 4pm
Maximum participants: 10
All ages welcome – suitable for families or individuals
Please note: Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult 
Cost: £4 plus booking fee

Inspired by Candida Powell Williams work with Gifs, join the award-winning team from Kippie for a relaxed afternoon of digital art creation. After a short tour of the exhibition the team will guide you step by step through the process of making your own unique interactive animation using the free software Gamemaker. No previous experience necessary.
Each participant will work on a laptop and families / friends are welcome to work together. The maximum amount of people per laptop is two, to allow for greater interaction between the facilitators.

Book through the link above or visit this link.


Explore Command Lines through drawing

No experience necessary


11 July 2019 and 8 Aug 2019

Time: 6:30 -8:00 pm 

Explore Candida Powell-Williams work through drawing in this relaxed session with artist Stephanie Gaumond. This session is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to accomplished artists. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbook.