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Linda Jarrett interviewed for Devonport Flagstaff magazine!



Our current exhibiting artist, Linda Jarrett was interviewed by Emelia at Devonport Flagstaff for the June 1 edition. Her debut solo exhibition officially opens tomorrow evening (Fri 1 June, 5:30pm). Alongside Linda J, our Creative Director Linda Blincko was also interviewed about our participatory photography exhibition, Out of Control. Read the full magazine here. 




Submission Shout Out for Arts in Action blog



The arts provide a powerful platform for raising and addressing issues that face humanity, our wellbeing, our planet.  Arts in Action is part of the Depot Artspace community where we offer commentary, opinion and alternative solutions on a variety of issues. And now we’d like to hear from you!

 

Arts In Action is offering an opportunity for you to highlight your concerns and creative solutions to them, from changing the health system in Aotearoa to advocating for the arts as a beacon for freedom.

We are keen to receive submissions for Arts In Action from utopians, iconoclasts, activists, basically anyone  impassioned about making a difference to this world of increasing inequity and injustice. For inspiration check out the articles we’ve published so far this year and our latest LOUD Magazine.

Send your submissions to Linda Blincko, Creative Director of Depot Artspace in Word.doc format with accompanying images (including image credits). Please note that selection & publishing of submissions will be at the Creative Director’s discretion.




Fauze & Fiona host vibrant opening event!



Last Saturday 12 May saw the opening of Fauze Hassen’s debut solo show, Yellow Street Light Madness and Fiona Gray’s solo show, Flight of Light. Both artists were thrilled with the turnout and we were lucky enough to have live music for part of the event from Coromandel based duo Let’s Go Descarrego who just recently recorded songs at Depot Sound.

Here’s a few pics from the event, the full album can be found on our Facebook page. Make sure you visit both of these shows before they close on Tues 29 May.




A Moving Tribute & The Giant Peace Poppy featured in The Devonport Flagstaff



We were thrilled to have the opening of our 2 latest exhibitions, ‘A Moving Tribute’  by Helen Pollock (ONZM) and The Giant Peace Poppy by Tony McNeight featured in The Devonport Flagstaff (May 4 issue)!

A huge thanks to reporter Emelia Lake, from The Devonport Flagstaff for such a brilliant summary of what was a very moving and aroha filled event.

The opening event took place on Monday 23 April, 2018 in the Main Gallery. 




Coming Soon: The Giant Peace Poppy Project



The Giant Peace Poppy Project by Tony McNeight is a participatory exhibition in honour of ANZAC Day, opening on Monday 23 April, 6:30pm. [Please Note: the dates indicated in this article are incorrect]. Here’s an article from the April 6 issue of Devonport Flagstaff magazine:

For the full exhibition listing click HERE.




Depot Sound launches Beats Vs. Vocals!



Depot Sound Recording Studio are excited to launch their new project for producers and vocalists: Beats Vs. Vocals. 

Here’s some info from Depot Sound music producer and audio engineer (and the brains behind this project!) Morgan Allen:

If you are producer/beatmaker looking for a vocalist to collaborate with, or likewise a singer looking for an instrumental to write to, this project is for you!

This is a project we’re super excited about and thanks to Auckland Council Creative Communities we’re able to offer our services to those involved free of charge!

So what it is? 

Beats Vs. Vocals is a collaborative project looking to bridge the gap between vocalists and producers (those making beats or production based music) by providing an opportunity for emerging artists to collaborate with one another and create new works. Those selected for the project will be able to meet and work with like minded musicians resulting in a recording session at Depot Sound.

How do I get involved?

Send us an email telling us your story. The more the better. If you have any existing work or demo’s we can listen to, send those through too. Let us know what it is you’d like to do, the kind of work you’d like to create and why your music is important to you.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can to discuss how this project might work for you.

Send your email to .zn.o1537315696c.dnu1537315696ostop1537315696ed@na1537315696grom1537315696 We’re also happy to chat and answer questions about the project anytime, so feel free to give us a call on (09) 963 2328

Stay connected with Depot Sound on Facebook and Instagram or visit www.depotsound.co.nz for more information about the services they currently offer. 




Depot Artspace encourages submissions for Auckland Plan 2050



Why have the arts, culture and creativity been excluded from the Auckland plan’s strategic priorities?

Arts activist Elise Sterbeck points out that, “this plan replaces the previous Auckland Plan and the “liveable city” vision, and removes one of the guiding principles for our sector, the goal of “integrating arts and culture into the everyday lives of Aucklanders.” Without this objective, the policies (Toi Whitiki – Council’s Regional Arts and Culture Strategy) and resources dedicated to supporting our sector are at risk.”

We cannot over-emphasise the need to make a submission regarding the essential part the arts play in the life of a city and that Auckland Council has a responsibility to ensure its sustainability.

To make a submission to the draft Auckland plan and 10 year budget go to: shapeauckland.co.nz and give your feedback under the “Any other feedback” sections.  Submissions close Wednesday 28th March, 8pm. 

Depot Artspace is a passionate advocate for community arts. In 2014, we wrote an alternative action plan in response to Auckland Council’s Arts Strategy which was thin on the ground in relation to art in the community, focusing more on structured and institutionalised activities and facilities. You can read our Alternative Grassroots Arts and Culture Action Plan 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 for, ethnic communities in New Zealand and administer funds to support community development and social cohesion*.

Principal Advisor for the Office of Ethnic Communities, Abigael Vogt attended Ali’s opening, held on 8 December 2017. Follow this link to read the full article.

*Source: https://ethniccommunities.govt.nz/story/about-us




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 view until Wednesday 29 November!