It's that time again! Depot Artspace Members are invited to submit up to four works for the Members Exhibition: Mana and Mahi (31st Aug - 18th Sep).
Art for Change, curators of the 2017 refugee themed exhibition Where Shall We Call Home?, continues its work of using art to raise awareness about important social issues by presenting Nourishing the Roots of Empathy: Towards a Non-Violent Aotearoa/New Zealand, a fundraising exhibition of works around the theme of human empathy – brought into even sharper focus by the recent tragic events in Christchurch.
November 2019 will be the 40th anniversary of the Erebus disaster which affected not only those, like the artist, who lost loved ones but also many New Zealanders and people from further afield. In February 2011 Kate Hill traveled, together with other relatives of the victims, to Antarctica on the Erebus Remembrance Flight and took a series of photographs from the plane and at Scott Base.
Chas Foxall lives in Auckland and has been an experienced art teacher and Head of Faculty at both secondary and tertiary levels, specialising in photography, painting and design. He has wide experience in photography, having worked as a freelance photojournalist in South East Asia during the turbulent 70’s.
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In response to the Prime Minister’s instructions, Depot Artspace will be observing the COVID-19 lockdown. We will be closed for the lockdown period of 4 weeks or until further notice.
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In response to the COVID 19 situation, a decision has been made to cancel the openings of Depot exhibitions in the immediate future. We are now inviting visitors to drop in through the day during our usual Saturday Depot Artspace opening hours of 10 – 4pm. This way visitors can come and go as they please rather than group together in large groups.
On new exhibition opening occasions, artists will be encouraged to be on site so they can participate in an artist ‘Q&A/Artist talk’ Facebook livestream to members and wider audience. Other promotional opportunities will also be made available because of this change. We invite you to join this on Facebook.
"'Resonance’ is a series of digital and analog photography which explores a ‘sense of place’. I created the series during my time in Northland: living at Ruakaka I used my camera to connect with the landscape. These still life were then created in the studio by 'floating' the objects on a mirror: I hope they […]
Our 24th Annual group exhibition, Unite, Create, Liberate brings together Depot members to create works that feature at least one element liberated from its past existence; a shoe could be made into a painting, a piece of frock fabric could add to a collage, an old can could be turned into the torso of a tin figure.
Altogether we received 99 works from 33 artists.
The Depot Gallery is closed on Sundays until further notice. Thank you for your ongoing support.
We will talk about the decriminalization of sex work in NZ, it's impacts, and enduring issues such as a stigma, and the exclusion of migrant sex workers, based on our new book published by Bristol University Press.
This is run in conjunction & in the same venue as the Sex workers of Aotearoa event held at the Depot Artspace.
Printmaker Susanne Khouri's new series of works which arose from the Covid19 Lock-down period.
"I began a process of drawing shapes, which I felt had an appeal because they inspired a kind of open-ended interpretation. I liked how I could bunch the shapes up in clusters, to make them small or large, or leave lots of space in between and so notice some sort of meaning change. They then also became metaphors for the small and large things we carry within us, involuntarily mostly." - Susanne Khouri
Martin Law, Painter of Paradise, presents paintings of Devonport, architectural perspectives and the maunga, the sea and the land. The wide and open skies in many of the paintings is intentional, as we lift our gaze from the streets and the architecture, to consider the proximate foreground and skyward views. From Takarunga/Mt Victoria and Maungauika/North Head to the beaches fringing the land, colours of the skies are blended to abstract cubes in the style that Martin presents, as a backdrop and also loving accompaniment to the architecture below.
This captivating play "Rangitoto" by playwright Geoffrey Clendon inspired by real life encounters explores deep themes relevant to our current day & uncertainty of life across NZ & the globe during this period. This is proudly brought to you in conjunction with current Martin Law Painter of Paradise main galley exhibition.