Gum Sarn on Radio New Zealand!

We had a fantastic opening event for Gum Sarn: Evolving Notions of the ‘Sweet Earth’ on Saturday (more photo’s to follow!). Margaux Wong (curator of the exhibition and Depot team member) was interviewed on Radio New Zealand’s show Standing Room Only with Lynn Freeman, which aired on Sunday 20 August at 1:46pm.

Follow the link to listen to the interview: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/standing-room-only/audio/201855421/generations-of-chinese-new-zealanders 

National Poetry Day 20th Anniversary “20 Poets in Devonport”

To celebrate 20 years of National Poetry Day, Michael King Writers Centre in partnership with Depot Artspace, will be holding a special celebratory event, “20 Poets in Devonport” on Friday August 25, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, at Depot Artspace. Twenty poets, past and present will give poetry readings and presentations to mark the event, plus there will be a chance to create a collaborative poem for Devonport! Register your interest here.

We have also just heard that New Zealand Poet Laureate [2015-2017] C. K. Stead will read his work, including the piece especially created
“A Birthday” (The Royal New Zealand Navy turns 75). 
C.K Stead is one of our Cultural Icon’s, you can watch his interview here.

 

 

 

 

Call Out for Artworks for the “The Art Room Extended”

Since establishing The Art Room to provide an opportunity for Depot members to sell their works without committing to a full exhibition, or to maintain a profile in the community or test audience response to their work, visitors are now calling in more regularly to check out what’s new and available in this continually changing salon-style space.

To celebrate its success and to promote its presence we are extending The Art Room into half the Main Gallery, while Craig Humberstone exhibits his remarkable paintings on Historic Slate Roof Tiles at the front of the main gallery in The Seashell Flesh.

To apply download an application form HERE (.doc format) and email the completed application to zn.oc1503351168.ecap1503351168strat1503351168oped@1503351168anama1503351168l.reb1503351168ma1503351168 by Friday August 25 at 5pm.

  • Members may apply to exhibit through a simple application process.
  • If you are not yet a member, please ensure to fill out the membership form as part of your application.
  • Please ensure you thoroughly read the criteria and conditions for exhibiting at the Depot before applying.
  • The application form provides details on how to submit an application as well as the criteria and conditions for exhibiting.

For additional information, please contact Amber Lamana, Gallery Manager zn.oc1503351168.ecap1503351168strat1503351168oped@1503351168anama1503351168l.reb1503351168ma1503351168 or ring 09 963 2331.

The Art Room Extended, 9 – 27 September, Back Gallery

NZ Herald Letter to the Editor – Youth Suicide Awareness

In February this year we launched The Roaring Silence, a book about suicide awareness, comprising of contributions from 79 artists, writers, poets, and a few professionals from all generations and backgrounds. It collectively communicates the message that life is both dark and bright and that none of us is immune from times of shadow.

Last week, Linda wrote a letter to the New Zealand Herald in response to their latest special series – Break the Silence, an investigative look at  youth suicide in New Zealand.

Below is a copy of her letter from the July 14th newspaper, and here is the link to the Break the Silence series in the New Zealand Herald.

If you are interested in learning more about The Roaring Silence visit http://www.depotpress.co.nz/2017/02/27/the-roaring-silence-book-launch/ or to order a copy ($30.00 RRP) email: zn.oc1503351168.ecap1503351168strat1503351168oped@1503351168gnow.1503351168xuagr1503351168am1503351168 

Opportunity for full gallery hire: Summer 2017/18!

We are inviting artists and other creatives interested in hiring the Depot Galleries at the Depot Artspace in Devonport from 23 December, 2017 through to 21 January, 2018, to get in touch with us!

This is a unique opportunity over a significant holiday period in a vibrant community, for an artist or group to hire the entire gallery space, and fully self-manage a ‘pop-up’, exhibition or other creative venture of your choosing. The Depot Galleries comprises of a large, open space and a smaller gallery, which exhibits a diverse range of works and presents many opportunities for exhibitors to use the space as their own.

The hirer will be entirely responsible for all aspects of the gallery including; installing the works, promotion, sales, staffing and dismantling their exhibition or display. A reasonable hire rate can be negotiated and the Depot will not take a commission from the sales of any work.  The only stipulation for the hire is that it cannot be a commercial enterprise or an extension of an existing shop or business.

No need to submit a proposal, we are looking for people who would like to hire the space and to hear the ideas you might have for utilising it!

So if you are interested in hiring the space for an opportunity to host a solo show, retrospective, ‘pop-up’, group show, or other creative venture, please get in touch with our Depot Gallery Manager, Amber Lamana, amber.lamana@depotartspace.co.nz

Depot keen for mutual understanding with the Maunga Authority

For those of you living in the Devonport area and/or living in close proximity to one of Auckland’s treasured Maunga (ancestral mountains), you will have heard that market rents may accrue to community facilities that reside on Maunga, following the return of Maunga ownership and co-governance to the Mana Whenua iwi and hapū of Auckland.

Depot Artspace has it’s sister studio, Kerr Street Artspace at the base of Takarunga (Mt Victoria), and as you can see in the article below, we are intent on achieving an outcome that works for everybody. As our manager, Lynn Lawton has expressed:

“The Depot’s staff understand the place and meaning of the Maunga among the Maori community, and we were able to enter into a meaningful conversation about its history, present and future”

 

Follow this link to read the full article printed in the North Shore Times on July 3rd 2017.

For more information about Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority click here

Exhibition Opening: On the Wing – Creative Textiles 2017

We had a fantastic opening event for the On the Wing exhibition on Saturday 8th July, showcasing textile work from members of the Handweavers and Spinners Guild!  A huge thank you to everyone involved in the production of this exhibition. These colourful & innovative works are available to view until Wednesday July 26, 2017.

 

Where Shall We Call Home End of Exhibition Art Sale

ONLINE SALE VIA FACEBOOK: final days – 20% off original prices.

Your last chance to purchase art from the amazing ‘Where Shall We Call Home’ exhibition, on until Thursday at the Depot Artspace.

All funds go to NZ Red Cross Pathways to Settlement Programme and Auckland Refugee Family Trust (ARFT) to help refugee resettlement in NZ.

Thanks for your support!!!

Please click HERE to see the images and how to purchase

 

A Conversation of Mana and Matariki

We were incredibly honoured to have hosted, along with The Michael King Writers Centre & Penguin Random House, this phenomenal conversation with Michael Krzanich, Witi Ihimaera, Haare Williams and guests.

This conversation was in conjunction with Michael Krzanich’s exhibition Someone’s Mana. A photo book of the same name was also published, with an introduction by Witi Ihimaera and Haare Williams, and poetry by Haare Williams.  The Someone’s Mana publication is available to purchase from the Depot Artspace for $85.

 

 

Here is a short video of Haare Williams describing mana.

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