Members Show: Mana and Mahi – CALL OUT!

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).

Members Show: Mahi and Mana

It's that time again! Depot Artspace Members are invited to submit up to four works for the Members Exhibition: Mana and Mahi

Dreamscapes – Jerry Howlett

Jerry S Howlett (b. 1993) is a Dunedin born sculptor.
Stories have been an important part of Howlett’s life, providing hope, inspiration and escapism. They are kindling to the fires of imagination.

Nourishing The Roots Of Empathy

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.

Middle Ground – Feature Wall

Depot Artspace 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland

A cultural reflection of sexuality to consumerism, normalised racism and environmental issues to feminism and violence. 

Empathy Speaks

An Evening to Celebrate the United Nations International day of non-violence.

Four Seasons in One Day

For this exhibition, the Handweavers and Spinners Guild will be responding to the compelling subject of the seasons.

Te Kura O Hoani Waititi

An exhibition of new work by children attending Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi Marae.

Rock Art: Tradition and Change

This exhibition features images of ancient rock art, or cave paintings, discovered in sites around Aotearoa. It shows how these images have been, and continue to be, referenced in contemporary works by both Māori and Pākehā.

What We Saw, What They Saw: A Personal Journey

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.

Motu Maua Maunga: Paintings by Chas Foxall

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.

Christmas Pop-Up

From Nov 30th to Dec 18th we’re celebrating Christmas with a special Depot pop-up featuring local art, craft and design.
In this mass-produced, quick fix, throw away world, we’re on the look-out for unique, local, affordable works that family, friends and art lovers alike will cherish.

Book Launch: Gone World

Ian Rockel & Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers warmly invite you to the launch of Ian’s new collection Gone World.
Introduction by Ian Mune; artwork by Robyn Gibson.

Message regarding Covid-19 Lockdown

To all our valued visitors, Depot whānau & wider community,

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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We thank you for your continued and ongoing support of the Depot Artspace.

Keep well x

Depot Artspace team.

Update Re: COVID-19

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.

Clare Slako: Resonance

"'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 […]

Judy Rogers: Steampunk Inclination

“I don’t draw or plan out any of my creations, I see the potential within each wooden canvas and go from there allowing the piece to speak to me about its rebirth.”

Four Walls (Tara Wha)

FOUR WALLS brings together four artists who will have use of a single wall each in the main gallery.

Penny Clark – It couldn’t happen here

Artist Penny Clark's emotive response of the April 15th terrorist attack in Christchurch through pictures & words in the form of collages compiled from ink and coloured pencils .

Te Rua Raranga: Woven 2

Te Rua Raranga weaves together the diverse works of ArtsLab photographers as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.

Members Show

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.

RANGONA: SENTIENCE – Matariki Exhibition

In this group exhibition we develop the theme of Matariki through contemporary painting, installation, carving and sculpture which celebrates the sentience of our environment at this time.

Sex workers of Aotearoa

This exhibition features works from over 20 artists who work in the sex industry in New Zealand with the theme: ‘A day in the life of...’

Sex Work and the New Zealand Social Model: Decriminalization and Social Change

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.

Susanne Khouri – Equilibrium *Exhibition extended till 16th Sep*

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 – Devonport, Architecture of Land & Sea

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.


Akiko Diegel: the day before tomorrow

Auckland based Japanese artist exhibits highly detailed hand-drawn pieces which reflects on her re-positioning from being the 'consumer' to the 'creator'; in relation to the consumption of everyday life that surrounds us.

Rangitoto – A discussion with Geoffrey Clendon

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.

Vivienne Lingard – Book Lauch

Hutt Valley-born author Vivienne Lingard describes the origins of her book The (almost) True Story of a Man Called Jack; from a brief discussion with her daughter, to the development of a narrative about her father and family in the Hutt Valley through the 1950s and 60s.

Robyn Gibson – Vacuum Cleaners & other Exciting things

New works by Robyn Gibson: The often familiar subjects in Robyn's works form a narrative about everything. Life, Challenging experiences, consumerism and survival skills. Dissected ideas and influences drive the vehicle that consistently develops these concepts.