Exhibit at The Depot Artspace

The Depot Artspace kaupapa, “Creating an environment that encourages creating,” is brought to life through our exhibition programme where practising artists are able to attract and engage their audience in a multi-disciplinary creative space which embodies a strong sense of whanau community.

We accept exhibition proposals from practitioners of any artistic discipline, individually or in groups who fulfill the criteria outlined in our proposal form.

What exhibiting at the Depot means:

  • One of the key components of the Depot valued by its members and visitors is the experience of whanau/community. Through both the culture of the Depot and its exhibitions, we draw people together.
  • As a multi-disciplinary creative community there are opportunities for cross-pollination, collaboration and an ongoing relationship.
  • Exhibiting artists are able to participate in our annual Members’ Show and any other exhibitions with a membership base.

For our exhibition programme we invite:

  • Exhibitions that build community and create opportunities for individuals to work together, increasing individual wellbeing, environmental and social justice.
  • Exhibitions that encourage courageous leadership where artists question, take a stand, and tackle meaningful social and environmental issues.
  • Exhibitions that deepen our understanding of Te Ao Māori and celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique and evolving identity.
  • Exhibitions that are inclusive, people-focused, fair and welcoming to everyone, creating experiences that make a difference.
  • Exhibitions that stimulate creative innovation, cutting edge art that challenges audiences, and invites interactive and engaging participation.

Please note:  While exhibition spaces in 2020 are now limited, we would still value hearing from you as from time to time spaces become available and opportunities open up.

Exhibition Proposal for artists

Depot Artspace is a socially conscious creative hub. We employ the transformative capacity of the arts to engage, inspire, and challenge the community. We are guided by the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi: partnership, protection and participation.

  • As a result of our ongoing research into the creative sector and our engagement with Depot Gallery visitors and audiences, our 2019 programme responds more explicitly to the Depot Artspace values, the turangawaewae on which we stand: we are grassroots, inclusive, innovative, responsive, reflective and courageous.

    This is an exciting exhibition opportunity for artists who want to display art work/s on a single three meter wall in our front entrance area at The Depot Artspace in 2020; this independent opportunity to exhibit your art work comes as an innovative/alternative option from exhibiting in the main gallery space. We are open to new ideas, collaborative concepts, installation and/or simple display layouts; we can help you with curation and give sound advice for self-promotion. Any concepts you have may require additional information, support, research or technical help therefor costs are reasonable but negotiable depending on the services needed.

    We would love to hear from you and talk about your ideas, support your creative processes without the stress of needing to sell, (although this may be to your advantage) and to give our visitors a dynamic and adventurous visual experience.

  • Exhibitions run for 3 weeks including installation and de-installation.
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  • Tell us about your exhibition and how the proposal relates to the criteria of this call out and the Depot Artspace values.
  • How do you intend to promote your exhibition? Will you use the internet, print media, and flyers and how will you do so? While the Depot Artspace has a significant strategy for promoting the Depot Gallery Programme we anticipate you have networks and audiences to whom you will promote your exhibition/event.
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  • How did you find out about Depot Gallery and why did you choose to exhibit here?
  • The Feature Wall exhibition fee is $100.00 per week including GST, and a 25% commission charge made on sales to cover transaction and processing costs.

    All exhibitors are required to be Gallery members at the time of the exhibition. Annual membership fee: $30 individual / $40 organisation / $40 family / $10, U.B. Youth (under 20) / $35 International

    Please see the Feature Wall and Main Gallery floorplans on the page below.

    The Depot is staffed six days a week, Monday to Saturday. Exhibitors are required to make arrangements to staff the Gallery on one Sunday and/or public holidays that fall within the exhibitor’s timeline from 11am - 3pm. These are advertised as “Meet the Artist Day”. Full training will be provided.

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Main Gallery floorplan

Depot Artspace Main Gallery floorplan

Feature Wall floorplan

Depot Artspace Feature Wall floorplan