2021 Annual Members Show Call for Entries

Image of a previous entrant's work, by Akiko Diegel

Akiko Diegel, ‘Edmonds Cornflower’, gel ink on paper bag, 200mm x 200mm.


Depot Artspace extends an invitation to all Members to present works for Sampler, an exhibition in December of small works showcasing each artist’s unique abilities and style.

We welcome well presented, good quality, and easily handled works, 250x250mm or under, of all mediums (2D or 3D) under the $250.00 price. All works will be available to purchase in anticipation of the December holidays.

Here’s what you need to know if you’d like to exhibit in this show:

*The submission deadline has been extended to this date in response to Tāmaki Makaurau alert levels. Please note the galleries are not fully staffed or open to the public at alert level 3, so deliveries will have to be arranged at level 3 by contacting . Postage from non-local artists can also be arranged by contacting gallery staff.

For Members seeking inspiration in the lead-up to Sampler, here is an optional challenge:

In a way that you feel represents a strong or distinguishing feature of your creative practice, depict a chosen view from your lockdown bubble with the materials you have on hand. Due to the restrictions to art materials we are facing under changing alert levels, you may find that limitation generates new modes of creativity, or a newfound strength within your practice.

A distinguishing feature of your work may be, for example, use of archival source material, your distinctive brushstroke, or the cultural figures you draw inspiration from. For Members without access to materials such as canvas or board, this may mean turning to digital, drawing, or sculptural means to create new work.

Exhibition Proposals

Depot Galleries are not currently taking on any more proposals for our 2021 programme, however if you are interested in exhibiting with us in the future feel free to email your expression of interest to . We may not get back to you immediately, as our current focus is on delivering upcoming exhibitions. Keep an eye on our socials for an open call for 2022 proposals.

Depot Galleries

Depot Galleries offer a variety of spatial configurations, with the capacity to support small or large bodies of solo work and group exhibitions.

Installation view. Abhi Chinniah, ‘A Migrant’s Path’, August 2021, Depot Artspace Central Space. Courtesy of Diana Hu.

Installation view. TSU, ‘6. (The sky that lights upon us)’, July 2021 in Depot Street Front Space.

Courtesy of Summer Shimizu.

Installation view. Oleg Polounine, ‘Selected Work 2015-2020’, May-June 2021 in Depot Street Front Space.

Courtesy of Diana Hu.

Installation view. Linda Jarrett, ‘Composition/Decomposition’, June 2021 in Depot Street Front Space.

Courtesy of Diana Hu.

Opening event spoken word performance for Trixi Rosa’s exhibition, ‘Double-knotted shoelace’, January 2021.

Courtesy of Diana Hu