As part of the Depot’s ongoing commitment to suicide prevention we are producing a publication on suicide awareness titled The Roaring Silence in which 65 creatives and some committed professionals speak out on an issue of personal and public concern.
An art auction will be held at the opening of the upcoming Escape Artists exhibition in support of The Roaring Silence with artworks kindly donated by artists from Escape Artists. This auction will take place on Saturday 3 September at 2.45pm with all funds raised going towards the production of the publication.
The auction will feature works by local artists:
In Aotearoa New Zealand, this country, our home, suicide takes many more lives than the road toll. Yet for many years suicide has been shrouded in secrecy, both in our daily lives and in the media. Suicide has been positioned as a dark taboo too dangerous to discuss, or too shameful to admit to. At the same time, the problem of suicide has grown. Suicide crosses all age, gender, cultural divides and affects families, neighbourhoods, friendship groups, communities of interest.
The Roaring Silence is a community-led initiative and an aspect of the Depot’s philosophy of empowering the community to tell its own stories and find its own solutions. The Roaring Silence will be published mid-September.
Read HERE for a North Shore Times feature on the publication and auction.
For more information on the publication, preorders or to register your interest please contact Amelia Harris at or Linda Blincko