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Job Vacancy: Creative Employment Consultant/s

We’re on the hunt for a Creative Employment Consultant/s (either one full-time role or 2 part time roles) for our ArtsLab programme. Having just recently celebrated 17 years of ArtsLab with our Woven exhibition, you can see the value associated with this unique professional development programme! To find out more about the role click HERE. […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]