It’s Not The Thing But How: Celebrating Barry Brickell’s Life In Devonport



The Depot Artspace is working together with TGS student and Duke of Edinburgh Award participant Loretta Riach to put together a publication which commemorates the Devonport days of a much loved NZ cultural icon – potter, conservationist, writer, painter, railway enthusiast and engineer Barry Brickell, who passed away at Driving Creek, Coromandel, in January this year. The publication will be a collection of community memories, Barry’s personal recollections, photos of Barry and images of his work. It will be titled It’s Not The Thing But How, one of Barry’s favourite sayings which  really sums up his philosophy of life.

We would like to honour Barry, his life here in Devonport and the memories and meaning he gave to the life of others, by creating an intimate,  enduring and well-presented publication.

We are hoping to raise $2,000 for this purpose which would enable us to produce and print 200 bound books of around 80 pages. We will soon be launching a Boosted campaign, fronted by Loretta, to raise the funds. We will notify you once it’s up and running.

Thanks in advance for your support.