Amar Kanwar, A Season Outside, 2017. Opened Ground, Void Gallery

Void Engage

Participative learning programmes are created for every exhibition with the aim of making contemporary art accessible to visitors of all ages, from every community. Join Void for a range of events as part of Opened Ground – 09 February – 30 March 2019.


Family Workshops

We have two fantastic workshops coming up:


The Edge of Things

Saturday 16th February


Join artist Stephanie Gaumond to explore drawing as an important tool to understand the world around us. Focusing on line, the workshop will begin with inspiration and examples of how lines are used in contemporary artists work and non-artistic uses. This will lead into a variety of hands on experimental line drawing experiments using a range of materials and processes. The course will venture beyond the gallery walls if the weather permits.


Perfect for anyone ages 6 – 96 (children must be accompanied by an adult)

12 participants max


Make your own Origami Butterfly!

Saturday 9th March 2019


Responding to the uncertainty surrounding to Brexit and its impact on Northern Ireland, artist Leanne McLaughlin returns to Void make large origami butterflies.  A symbol of joy, butterflies are often considered a miracle of transformation and resurrection.


Ages: 6+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)

12 participants max


Director's Tour

Wednesday 20th February


Join curator Mary Cremin on a tour of Opened GroundMary will discuss the core themes of the show and answer any questions you may have.


Borders: An Afternoon Symposium

Paper Visual Art

Saturday 23rd March

The next issue of Paper Visual Art Journal, focussed on borders and contemporary art, will have its Northern Ireland launch at Void, Derry on the 23rd of March 2019. Join us for an afternoon of talks and screenings that will explore the theme, in tandem with Void's exhibition Opened Ground.


School Tours

As ever, we are delighted to welcome schools and colleges for tours. Please contact engage@derryvoid to book it in.

Stay tuned for more information about new programmes coming to Void!