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 grew up in rural Ireland and lives in New York. In 2003 she represented Ireland at the 50th Venice Biennale. She’s interested in creating works that contribute to an awareness of the politics of place, while reflecting the vulnerabilities implicit in everyday life.
Locky Morris was born in Derry~Londonderry where he continues to live and work. Within his artwork that has spanned three decades there has been a persistent recurring focus centred around his immediate terrain. The dead elm tree in Brooke Park in Derry~Londonderry is a few hundred metres away from his current studio and it is this that he will focus on to make an artwork that incorporates sound, as one of Void Sites Artists’ Gardens projects.
Ackroyd & Harvey
Ackroyd & Harvey are acclaimed for large-scale architectural interventions working with living material and for their work making complex photographs utilising the pigment chlorophyll. They were awarded the legacy art commission for the London 2012 Olympic Park and their project “History Trees” opens in 2014. They have collaborated for over twenty years and exhibit both nationally and internationally.