The three stories are flattened

Katrina Palmer
Maoliosa Boyle and Jonathan Cummins

16 July - 10 September

We had an incredibly busy Summer at Void with a range of events for all ages. Collagraphy workshops with artist Stephanie Gaumond, Relief Printing with artist Daniel Mc Laughlin, Coptic Bookbinding with artist Laura McLaughlin and a Digital workshop with Derry Production were almost immediately booked out. 

Void Engage went on the road with artist Mhairi Sutherland delivering a programme for the AgeConcern Causeway active age group in Coleraine – you can watch a film about the Sharing Stroies project here

We were also delighted to collaborate with the Rainbow Project, the 2016 Pride Festival and the 2016 ISSTA Festival. In addition, we created a brand new Art Bits film review by artist Mara Cavalli and the Process Room was open Tues-Sat for all visitors to enjoy.

Saturday 6th August, 1-4pm 

Artist Stephanie Gaumond will introduce you to this accessible texture based printing method. Participants will design and assemble their own collagraph plates with found materials and natural ephemera. The workshop will touch on textural effects in printmaking as well as differing ways to ink the plates for varying results. 

Stephanie Gaumond (MFA) is a printmaker raised in Denver, Colorado amidst the Rocky Mountains and the excruciatingly banal suburban architecture. Her work explores patterns and symbols – particularly if they are used to transfer information. 
All ages are welcome. Under 10's must be accompanied by an adult. 

Saturday 13th August, 1-4pm 

Derry Productions will deliver this digital workshop exploring the idea of sculpture as a language-based activity. Participants will discover the creative possibilities of digital media, exploring how interactive technology is increasingly being used in the arts.  Guaranteed hands on creative fun and the chance to be involved in making a brand new digital artwork inspired by the exhibition.

Derry Productions are a small but perfectly formed company specialising in creative digital media for the arts sector, working with theatres, community groups, schools and arts organisations.  They recently created workshops, an ibook, interactive images and a motion sensor game at Void for ‘The Colony' exhibition.
All ages are welcome. Under 10's must be accompanied by an adult. 

Saturday 20th August, 1-4pm 

Artist Daniel Mc Laughlin will introduce you to relief and stamp printing, linocuts and letterpress. Your work will be produced on an Adana Eight-Five printing press using oil based ink, so please wear old clothes.

Daniel is a relief printmaker, specialising in letterpress. During his spare time he runs The Oaken Press, producing hand printed stationery and invitations as well as short run art prints. With a background in technology, he often combines the latest in digital design, but then produces the work on a printing press made in the late 18th Century.
All ages are welcome. Under 10's must be accompanied by an adult. 

Thursday 1st September, 6-9pm

Artist Laura Mc Laughlin will deliver this workshop in the oldest known method of bookbinding, the Coptic bind method. Using mainly stitching and decorative papers, you will produce your own, handmade sketchbook to take home. You don't need any previous experience of binding, just a willingness to learn something new. 

UU Fine Art graduate Laura McLaughlin, has been binding books for a few years now, turning her hand to full case binding, gold foiling and even some Edelpappband binding. She has completed bespoke bindings for a local author as well as previous project work in conjunction with the Derry Print Workshop.
ADULT / 16+  

Saturday 3rd September, 2 – 3pm. 

Join Maolíosa Boyle and Jonathan Cummins for a curator-led tour of the exhibition. 
​Admission free. Please pre-book

Thursday 8th September, 7.30pm 

Join artist Katrina Palmer and invited guests for a panel discussion exploring various themes present in the exhibition.This discussion will be chaired by the writer and art critic Siún Hanrahan.
Admission free. Please pre-book 


"I met some lovely fellow artists and I enjoyed working with them and I learned a lot about printing"