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Void: Artists Gardens: Derry~Londonderry City of Culture 2013

Date uploaded: January 21, 2013

Void Sites 2013:

As part of the Derry~Londonderry City of Culture 2013, Void will extend its activities to various locations around the city and its hinterland in the form of 'Void Sites’ a brand new initiative consisting of three major off site projects: Artists Gardens, Resonance FM and Terminal Convention.

Spring: Artists Gardens
Void will create three gardens which will facilitate the re-imagining of Derry~Londonderry’s city centre environment for the UK City of Culture 2013 celebrations.

The intention of the project is to focus on the natural in Derry~Londonderry’s city centre and surrounds by creating artist’s gardens in disused/abandoned/unusual spaces and create landscapes which will be catalysts for reflection, imagination and innovation.

Katie Holten, Locky Morris & Ackroyd & Harvey

  • Katie Holten grew up in rural Ireland and studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin. In 2003 she represented Ireland at the 50th Venice Biennale.
  • Locky Morris was born in Derry where he continues to live and work. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.
  • Ackroyd and Harvey are acclaimed for large-scale architectural interventions and for their work making complex photographs utilizing the pigment chlorophyll. They have received the NESTA Pioneer award, the Wellcome Sci-Art award and the L’Oreal Grand prize for Colour for their photosynthesis based photography and have exhibited this work worldwide.

Void: Void is an artist-led contemporary art space. Void houses two gallery spaces, six studios and education area and a conference room. Void usually has 8 exhibitions per year showing work of established international and Irish artists.

Click here to visit the VOID website.