I Am What You've Come To See is a solo exhibition by Irish artist Sonia Shiel. The exhibition runs from 6th September – 1st November 2019. It is kindly supported by the Arts Council Northern Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council, and Northbound Brewery.

Please see below for the events which will be running during the course of this exhibition.


Culture Night 2019


Friday 20th September

Wrap up in culture!


Void welcome exhibiting artist Sonia Shiel to the gallery for an evening of readings and performances on Culture Night 2019. We are also delighted to be part of the Poetry Trail organised by Frank Rafferty.


5:40pm Poetry Trail


6pm Director's Tour with Mary Cremin


6:30-8pm Join Sonia Shiel for an evening of performance and readings


Void Tots


Saturday 19th October & 30th November

Session 1: 10:30-11:15am

Session 2: 11:30am-12:30pm

Be prepared to get messy!

Our Early Years Programme continues this Autumn with the popular Void Tots workshops. Come along and experience multi-sensory activities for early years children in Void's Process Room.Mums, dads, grandparents and carers are all welcome to come and get stuck in!

Suitable for ages 1-5.

£2.74 incl. booking fee. Booking can be made by following the links above.


Drawing Workshop


Tuesday 22nd October & Thursday 12th December


Explore Sonia Shiel's exhibition I Am What You've Come To See through drawing in this relaxed session with artist Stephanie Gaumond.Materials are provided but if you would like to bring your own please feel welcome do so.

Admission free. Booking required – follow link in title (above).


Make Your Mark – Family Workshop


Saturday 19th October


Join us on the 12th of October for a family workshop with artist Leanne McLaughlin. In the first half of the workshop, participants will create individual abstract artworks using everyday objects and materials and exploring various medium including painting and collage. For the second half of the workshops our objective will be to creative one collaborative large scale piece, using the tools and skills we have learnt throughout the day.

Max participants 10

Age group- 6-10

£2 plus booking fee


Hallowe'en Workshop


Saturday 26th October


* This workshop is now booked out but you can still add your name to the waiting list!


Bring your little ghoulies along to an afternoon of spooky activities!

Suitable for children aged 4+. Book via the link above.

£2 plus booking fee


Three Words – A Reading by Sonia Shiel


Friday 1st November


I Am What You’ve Come To See concludes with Three Words – a performative reading made up of charade-like sketches between the artwork and its fictional maker as they journey through the landscapes-cum-chapters of the exhibition. Among other things, Shiel's folie à deux thrashes between form and façade, sculpture and prop, dialogue and monologue to explore the veracity of creative intent, the indeterminacy of meaning, and the sound that circles make as soon as they are born.