Author Archives: Depot Artspace



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, […]



Gum Sarn on Radio New Zealand!

We had a fantastic opening event for Gum Sarn: Evolving Notions of the ‘Sweet Earth’ on Saturday (more photo’s to follow!). Margaux Wong (curator of the exhibition and Depot team member) was interviewed on Radio New Zealand’s show Standing Room Only with Lynn Freeman, which aired on Sunday 20 August at 1:46pm. Follow the link […]



National Poetry Day 20th Anniversary “20 Poets in Devonport”

To celebrate 20 years of National Poetry Day, Michael King Writers Centre in partnership with Depot Artspace, will be holding a special celebratory event, “20 Poets in Devonport” on Friday August 25, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, at Depot Artspace. Twenty poets, past and present will give poetry readings and presentations to mark the event, plus there will be […]



Call Out for Artworks for the “The Art Room Extended”

Since establishing The Art Room to provide an opportunity for Depot members to sell their works without committing to a full exhibition, or to maintain a profile in the community or test audience response to their work, visitors are now calling in more regularly to check out what’s new and available in this continually changing […]



NZ Herald Letter to the Editor – Youth Suicide Awareness

In February this year we launched The Roaring Silence, a book about suicide awareness, comprising of contributions from 79 artists, writers, poets, and a few professionals from all generations and backgrounds. It collectively communicates the message that life is both dark and bright and that none of us is immune from times of shadow. Last week, Linda wrote […]



Opportunity for full gallery hire: Summer 2017/18!

We are inviting artists and other creatives interested in hiring the Depot Galleries at the Depot Artspace in Devonport from 23 December, 2017 through to 21 January, 2018, to get in touch with us! This is a unique opportunity over a significant holiday period in a vibrant community, for an artist or group to hire the entire gallery space, and […]



Depot keen for mutual understanding with the Maunga Authority

For those of you living in the Devonport area and/or living in close proximity to one of Auckland’s treasured Maunga (ancestral mountains), you will have heard that market rents may accrue to community facilities that reside on Maunga, following the return of Maunga ownership and co-governance to the Mana Whenua iwi and hapū of Auckland. […]



Exhibition Opening: On the Wing – Creative Textiles 2017

We had a fantastic opening event for the On the Wing exhibition on Saturday 8th July, showcasing textile work from members of the Handweavers and Spinners Guild!  A huge thank you to everyone involved in the production of this exhibition. These colourful & innovative works are available to view until Wednesday July 26, 2017.