Tēnā koutou katoa,
Ko Ngapuhi, Tainui me Te Atiawa ōku iwi,
Ko Terehia Walker tōku ingoa.
Ko Māori me Itāria (Italian) ahau.
I’m passionate about sharing my culture in my community where we’ve lived for 34 years in Te Hau Kapua (Devonport).
The taonga (treasures) in my world are my husband of 35years, our daughter, Son N law and they have blessed us with 6 mokopuna (grandchildren) who are also our neighbours.
Designing and making quirky giant photo frames, groovy t-shirts and singing loud are things I enjoy with my whānau. Tihei Mauri ora.
I am an emerging curator with a background in Art History and an interest in socially engaged practices. As an Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi 2019 Intern, I co-curated A Way Through: Colin McCahon’s Gate III and developed public programmes for On the Last Afternoon: Disrupted Ecologies and the Work of Joyce Campbell, Te Taniwha: The Manuscript of Ārikirangi, and Auckland Art Fair.
My most recent curatorial project is Free of Charge, a digital exhibition facilitated by MEANWHILE gallery in 2020. I joined the Depot team early 2021 from Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington, where my previous role at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space afforded me insight into the workings of a community-centric gallery with an established local history.
I do the accounts and am also the coordinator for the ArtsLab programme which I love as it is a lot more interesting than numbers!
Auckland is my home, I was born here, grew up in East Auckland but have lived in Devonport for most of my life now with a few years in Fiji.
I don’t have a creative bone in my body but I love working with all these amazing people who do. It is a very cool place to work with something different happening every day.
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After joining the team at the beginning of 2021 as an intern on the New Zealand Music Commission’s Industry Internship programme, I quickly became part of the family at the Depot!
I am deeply passionate about all things music, found a second home in the studio and I have huge ambitions for the next stage of my time at the Depot. I am currently working on taking over the second studio at Depot Sound, in order to transform the room into a collaborative space for hire, as well as a hub for my freelance audio engineering and music production work. Drop me an email to book your session now!
My affinity for all forms of creativity, fuels my belief we need Art to understand and to share our individual and shared history. Art chronicles our own lives and experiences over time.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work within the Arts sector, as the Creative Careers Manager for the Depot Artspace
On a personal note I thoroughly enjoy meeting different types of people and hearing their stories. This motivates me to empower people to navigate their sometimes complex and fluid working lives.
Tēna koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings.
I am of Samoan and Chinese descent and was born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau. I have worked as a Careers Practitioner for over 12 years, providing career guidance to clients and groups in the education and community sectors. I also have experience organizing industry events and liaising with diverse employers. My professional interests include digital technologies, personal wellbeing, and supporting the career development of Māori and Pacific peoples. Outside of work I host a podcast series called “Career Coffee Chats”, play in a ukulele band (amateur of course), spend time with my Godchildren, and play the occasional game of tennis.
I am excited to manage the Wayfind Creative programme and look forward to supporting creatives to flourish in their careers.
Having spent many years as an Administrator in many different industries (from Investigation to TVNZ), I feel I have finally found the perfect next chapter in my career/life. I was born in Auckland of European and Ngai Tai (Torere) descent, and have lived in Australia and USA. My biggest achievements are my awesome kids and mokopuna.
I love museums, art galleries, music (live and recorded) and food, but not necessarily in that order! What I love most though, are people and their stories and the opportunity to help people achieve their goals.
After many years in adult education, I returned to my creative roots at Depot Artspace. I work as a creative employment consultant helping support creatives fulfil their potential and take steps towards their dreams.
Being a musician and writer myself, I am passionate about playing a small part in nurturing and growing Aotearoa’s overflowing talent pool. I have spent most of my adult life living overseas immersed in the preeminent creative scene of Montréal, as well as shorter chunks of time in New York City and Austin. I have also recently discovered a passion for psychology and career development, returning to University to develop these skills and pass on the newfound knowledge to my clients.
It is wonderful to be part of a new team and the exciting developments at Depot Artspace. My role is to provide creative development support and to help facilitate the networks and professional mentoring that foster and advance creatives to make connection with their creative industry.
Alongside this work I coordinate workshops, exhibition support and programme events that provide opportunities for creative participation. Earlier helped to form ‘Revolution Creative’ the interactive digital platform to enhance employment opportunities and a creative community between creatives/artists and business. The aim to support a flourishing and interconnected creative economy.
I have been working in NGO community mental health, education and arts for 30 years and thrilled to be working alongside the incredible skills and broad experience that make the Depot whanau so dynamic.
I’m honoured to be a part of the Depot team in supporting Tāmaki Makarau’s creative community.
With a background in fine art, design and music, I feel my interests perfectly align with the Depot’s breadth of programmes. I’m excited for this incredible opportunity to learn from other creatives while further developing my digital communication skills.
I’m a journalist by profession but work as a Community Manager for Amnesty International. I’m a human rights activist passionate about people power and I love the Depot’s ethos of supporting community, activism and creativity. I’m proud to be chair of the board of the Depot which delivers on so many fronts for so many creatives.
I have been involved with Depot Artspace for over 6 years, initially as participant on the ArtsLab programme. Subsequent to that, I was able to offer my skills and experience as a freelance ‘in-house’ designer, creating numerous brochures, publication designs, exhibition posters and logos, contributing to creative design aspects of the Depot. For the last two years I have been a Depot Board Trustee and bring to the Board 35 years of experience working in the advertising industry as well as a hands-on knowledge of the Depot and the extent and diversity of work undertaken here.
As the founder and creative director at Tanker Creative since 2003, my team and I focus on enabling brand, web and social for ambitious creative professionals. My main interests are in technology, creative practice and diversity, which I integrate into my business DNA by ensuring a respect for culture; ethnicity, sexuality, gender, social, economic and people with disabilities.
I am a not-for-profit specialist and work on most aspects of operations and governance, with particular emphasis on finance. I started out in the commercial sector before moving almost exclusively to working with community organisations.
Although many of these have been art focused, I reckon I am always by far the least talented as an artist.
I see creativity and the arts as a fundamental part of a community, big or small. From a background of Arts Administration, I founded web development company Birdhouse Digital with the goal of assisting artists to have a web presence which was affordable and under their control. Through Birdhouse Digital I have been privileged to work with a wide range of arts professionals and spaces, as well as a variety of other clients.
I also worked at the Depot Artspace from 2003 until 2008 and retain a profound appreciation of the Depot as a unique and significant organisation.
I am currently teaching human rights and conflict resolution at AUT University, and have a PhD in sociology. Before my academic career I worked in fashion and the music industry in Aotearoa, Australia and the UK, and loves music and the arts.
As a Devonport resident for twenty-five years, I have a longstanding connection with the Depot; my son Finn Andrews of The Veils recorded his first demos with Rikki Morris in the old Bus studio, my daughter Lia worked at the Depot for several years, and my son Ossian was a volunteer in the gallery. I am delighted to be on the Board and to be able to support the Depot’s commitment to creativity and the community.
I am a Devonport local with a recreational interest in the arts, and an admiration for the way the Depot fosters and promotes them in our community and beyond. My background is in tertiary and international education, and in representing the interests of various sectors within that.
The Depot has a wide range of activities, including the education and training of creatives, and I am delighted to be part of a board that contributes to their success.