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.
This body of work captures split seconds in the experiences of freediving and snorkelling, engaging the viewer by drawing them close with intricate textures and patterns. These works express the wonders of the ocean, prompting people to think about their understanding of marine life. Each piece is a linocut that has been hand printed using water- or oil-based ink on paper.
The Depot Gallery offers a variety of spatial configurations creating the capacity to support large bodies of solo work and group exhibitions.