The galleries have been the face of Depot Artspace since its establishment in 1996, embodying the sense of community or turangawaewae we have always considered is its guiding principle. The Depot is not just a venue but a community, committed to supporting artists and to engaging a wide audience in Aotearoa New Zealand’s contemporary art through exhibitions, artists’ talks and conversations, cross-disciplinary and collaborative events and other artist-initiated activities. It’s an exciting time to be involved in this community as it celebrates and showcases the infinite forms of creativity in a local and socially conscious context.
Over the years the galleries have continually undergone change as a considered response to the evolving art world, both local and international. Our commitment is to make exhibiting accessible to artists and to develop diverse, engaging and enjoyable experiences for our audience.
The Depot Gallery offers a variety of spatial configurations creating the capacity to support large bodies of solo work and group exhibitions as well as to provide more definitive spaces for smaller shows.
The many dimensions of the Depot community coalesce in this dynamic creative space where you will find works of established and emerging artists across all mediums, including sculpture, painting, assemblage, jewellery as well as thought-provoking publications on Aotearoa New Zealand issues.
In less than a year, the Art Room has become a popular exhibition space and a destination for visitors looking to buy something new, different and often unique.