They Were Young Once is representative of the depth and emerging scope of photography in Aotearoa and brings together the works of NZ photographers, both iconic and emerging in recognition of the creative journey and its origins.
This exhibition celebrates Puanga Matariki as we move forward in 2021. Ten participating artists bring their unique perspectives on Puanga Matariki – Joanne Barrett, Lindsay Antrobus Evans, Liz McAuliffe, Stacey Noel, Tira, Ngaroma Riley, Joanne Kyriazopoulos, Kristina Sokolova, Natanahira Te Pona and Brian Wright.
As part of the Creative Exchange project developed by Depot Artspace with funding support from Foundation North, this exhibition enables two distinct communities, Hokianga and Tamaki Makaurau, separated by distance, resources, and circumstances to come together to share their works, and to create new exhibiting experiences for both artists and audiences.
Join artist, master carver & curator Natanahira Pona to design, construct, and paint your own lantern from earth-friendly materials.
Then activate your lantern collectively with others in a special final trail walk to Depot Artspace to see the closing of Matariki exhibition 'Te Hauhake - Harvesting'