DEPOT GALLERIES AND FUTURE EXHIBITIONS: 2021

Covid 19 has presented many challenges to Aotearoa NZ, including the creative and cultural landscape Depot Artspace inhabits.

Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget signals cuts to all services, including parks, community, arts and events and other funding sources, such as Lion Foundation note the impact of Covid-19 on their available resources.

Government’s Arts Relief package has targeted funding to specific arts centres, disciplines and services, but has left Councils in charge of its regional services, including Auckland Art Gallery.

As a creative community funded by Council and other agency grants we are faced with questions about the sustainability of our galleries, at least in their current form.

As we review our future over the next few months we will not be accepting applications to exhibit for 2021. However, if you do have an interest in booking the gallery we would like to invite you to submit an expression of interest.

It’s an opportunity to introduce yourself and tell us about your idea/theme for the exhibition; who would be taking part; how it would involve, engage or benefit audiences; the value to you of exhibiting at the Depot.

The gallery continues to be available for event bookings that fit in with the exhibition layout for that occasion.  Please send your EOI or request for an event to Gallery Manager, Tracey Kitchingman

And once we have a clear picture of our direction we will be in touch with you.

In the meantime, keep well and keep creating!!!

  • 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