Author Archives: Depot Artspace



Woven: The Exhibition

A special multi-disciplinary exhibition celebrating 17 years of Artslab by showcasing the work of ArtsLab creatives both past and present.



The Reed Pen’s Tale featured in Office of Ethnic Communities newsletter!

During his hugely successful debut solo show, Master Calligrapher Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary’s exhibition The Reed Pen’s Tale was featured in the Office of Ethnic Communities newsletter!       The Office of Ethnic Communities is the government’s authoritative advisor on ethnic diversity in New Zealand. They also provide information, advice and services to, and […]



Rewa Walia: Abducted

Abducted explores the possibility of the blurring of cultural identities and a newly formed universal identity which everyone can relate to, by adapting the old New Zealand icons, and fusing them with the global icons of the digital world.



Three female artists take on contemporary social themes in three thrilling exhibitions!

We have 3 incredible exhibitions in our Main Gallery and Vernacular Lounge right now – Jacqueline Macleod’s Memory for $ale, Robyn Gibson’s Solace in Familiar Things and Beatrice Carlson’s Unwearable: 2010-2017 WOW Retrospective. Here is an article from Stuff courtesy of the North Shore Times and the official media release. All 3 exhibitions are available to […]



Wilson Family: Drawn to Paint

Devonport local Scott Wilson returns to the Depot along with his daughters Leah and Erica for their first family exhibition, Drawn to Paint, which explores and celebrates the natural environment and its interconnection with humanity.



Robyn Gibson: Solace in Familiar Things

Solace in Familiar Things explores our self-indulgent consumerist society where the products designed for an apparently innocent domestic market are often, ironically, the source of human suffering.



Jacqueline Macleod: Memory for $ale

Jacqueline Macleod’s focus on the effects of digital media within female identity challenges our reliance on and captivation with technology.



20 Poets in Devonport celebrate National Poetry Day in style!

Friday night saw a packed (wall to wall packed!) Main Gallery for the National Poetry Day event – 20 Poets in Devonport – which we co-hosted with the Michael King Writers Centre. The poetry was exceptional, some pieces were read to honour those who are no longer with us (Barry Brickell, A.R.D. Fairburn, Janet Frame, Lee Dowrick, […]



Gum Sarn on Chinese TV(WTV)!

Margaux Wong – curator of Gum Sarn: Evolving notions of the ‘Sweet Earth’ was interviewed for Chinese TV (aka WTV, broadcast on Freeview 28) last week, and below is the video to the news segment that her interview was included in. This channel is specifically targeted towards New Zealand Chinese, Chinese migrants and/or refugees and […]



Gum Sarn: Evolving Notions of the ‘Sweet Earth’ – Opening Event

Here are a few pics from our hugely successful opening event for Gum Sarn: Evolving notions of the ‘Sweet Earth’! Visitors to the exhibition were enthralled by the history and culture on display, and we think that most people went away with a renewed appreciation of New Zealand Chinese. For the full album of photos, […]