Wednesday, November 22 , 1.15pm – 2.15pm
Join Void Director Mary Cremin as she gives an indepth tour of our current exhibition Where History Begins. Where History Begins is curated by Mary and features the work by Kader Attia, Duncan Campbell, Ali Cherri, and Christodoulos Panayiotou.
This is a free event but booking is required.
Christmas Decoration Workshop
Saturday, December 2, 12pm - 4pm
Void are getting into the festive season by ho-ho-hosting an afternoon extravaganza of Christmas decoration-making in the Process Room. Join us on Saturday 2nd December with artist facilitator Karen Cassidy for a completely free, walk-in workshop between 12 noon – 4pm.
We will be eating mince pies, listening to Christmas Music and making Christmas cards, Clay tree decorations and Willow & tissue lanterns. You will be able to take your creations home with you to give away as gifts or keep for your own gorgeous tree.
Admission is Free, Adults, Families and Children are welcome. Children under 12 must be supervised
Ceramics workshop with artist Tom Agnew
Thursday, December 7, 6pm - 9pm
Recreating Neolithic Grooved Ware. Renowned local ceramic artist Tom Agnew will deliver this specially designed workshop for adults. Ceramics, one of the first useful arts to be developed by man, continues to be an essential activity. A given lump of clay may become a roof tile, a brick, a votive sculpture or effigy, a water jug, a child's toy, or a venerated tea bowl or vase in a museum case admired by thousands.
Using the simplest of tools, as would have been available to our neolithic ancestors, participants will recreate Grooved Ware ceramic pieces. These will be fired by Tom after the workshop and available for collection before we break for Christmas.
All materials provided. Old clothes essential. Pre-Booking with payment in full is essential. Price is £30 / £20 students or unwaged.
The Story of Derry – A 90 Minute Walking Tour conducted by Mark Lusby
Saturday, December 9 at 1:30 PM – 3 PM
The tour will take place in the Merchant Quarter in which Void Gallery is located and will proceed through the Bogside to Double Bastion on the Derry Walls. Mark Lusby, Coordinator of the Friends of the Derry Walls will discuss how the Story of Derry is memorialised in streetscapes, buildings, and monuments of the city from the sculpted heads on the former City Factory to the engravings on the 17th ordnance on the Walls.
Admission free. Please RSVP to email@example.com to book.
Archaeology & the Troubles: a talk with Brian Lacey
Wednesday, December 13, 6pm – 7:30pm
In this talk ‘Archaeology and the Troubles: Researching the Past of a Divided City,’ Brian will reflect on his career as an archaeologist and museum director in Derry, particularly his role in excavating centre-city sites at the height of the Troubles, and researching the fascinating but politically controversial history of the city as both an author and a creator of museum exhibitions.
Dr Brian Lacey is a historian and archaeologist specialising in the early medieval period in Co. Donegal and Derry city. He lectured at Magee College, Derry, (1974-86) and later set up Derry’s Heritage and Museum Service having directed a series of salvage excavations at 'Troubles' bomb-sites in the city. He directed the pioneering archaeological survey of Co. Donegal (1980-3) and headed the Discovery Programme, an institute for advanced research in Irish archaeology (1998-2012). He is the author of many research papers and about 12 books, including St Columba: His Life and Legacy and Medieval and monastic Derry: sixth century to 1600. His most recent published Derry research dealt with what happened in the city during the Easter Rising of 1916.
Admission free. Spaces limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to book.