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September 2017

Estranged by Umbrella

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - October 18 @ 3:00 pm
Main Gallery

From a group of recent Whitecliffe MFA graduates called Umbrella, ‘Estranged’ is an exhibition that expresses how we identify in a world of change.

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Spinning Demo by Priscilla Lowry

September 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Gallery

Priscilla’s enthusiasm and passion for spinning is infectious and we are excited she will here again demonstrating for Depot Gallery visitors. We hope to can come along to see her in action one last time!

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The Art Room Extended

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - September 27 @ 3:00 pm
Main Gallery (Back)

To celebrate its success and to promote its presence we are extending The Art Room into half of the Main Gallery and bringing together an eclectic collection of works from a variety of artists

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Craig Humberstone: The Seashell Flesh

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - September 27 @ 3:00 pm
Main Gallery

‘The Seashell Flesh’ is a series of oil paintings by Craig Humberstone on historic slate roof tiles which depict complex natural compositions from the foreshore, mud flats and high tide zones of Butler Bay, Northland.

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Pecha Kucha Night – Courage

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This event explores the topic of Courage and its many interpretations. Proudly hosted by Torpedo Bay Navy Musuem, Depot Artspace and Pecha Kucha Auckland!

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Lloyd Macomber: 21 in 21 – Our Built Heritage

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - September 27 @ 3:00 pm
Vernacular Lounge

As part the Festival of Architecture 2017, 21 in 21 represents the confluence of architect and photographer in the continuum that is recording New Zealand’s built heritage.

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August 2017

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

August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Gallery

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.

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Gum Sarn: Evolving Notions of the ‘Sweet Earth’

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - September 6 @ 3:30 pm
Main Gallery

An exhibition celebrating the recent history of Chinese in New Zealand through photographs, ephemera and a cultural map of Auckland.

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July 2017

From the Rivers to the Shore

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - August 16 @ 3:00 pm
Main Gallery

‘From the Rivers to the Shore’ features prints from over 40 artists who have produced specific responses to their local environments, in particular highlighting the birds that move between the North and South Islands every year.

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Kathrin Simon: Fade

July 22 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 7:00 pm
Vernacular Lounge

Fade explores the historical churches that dot the Northland countryside. The exhibition invites viewers to step into these churches and to explore their sense of fade, both physical and temporal.

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Handweavers and Spinners Guild: On the Wing

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - July 26 @ 3:00 pm
Main Gallery

The Handweavers and Spinners Guild showcase new creations that meld traditional techniques with innovation, all to the theme of “On the Wing”.

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A Conversation of Mana and Matariki with Witi Ihimaera and Friends

July 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Depot Artspace,
28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland

Join NZ writer and editor Witi Ihimaera and friends for a conversation around mana and its relationship to Matariki.

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June 2017

Soul Depot: Fundraising Concert

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Main Gallery

A concert to raise funds for refugee resettlement, Soul Depot features performers Donna Dean, Albi & The Wolves and Nigel Gavin’s Gitbox Rebellion.

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Michael Krzanich: Someone’s Mana

June 30 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm
Vernacular Lounge

Melbourne based Kiwi photographer Michael Krzanich explores the contemporary entity of mana in this show drawn from his photo book ‘Someone’s Mana’.

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Artist talk and demonstration by calligrapher Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Gallery

If you have an interest in calligraphy, letter forms, ink and brush techniques or Middle Eastern art, come along to this intimate talk by a true gentleman artist on Sunday 25 June, 2pm. Talented calligrapher Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary will talk about the art of middle eastern calligraphy and give a live demonstration. Ali is an outstanding calligrapher who has been a practising artist and teacher for over 20 years. He will be discussing the themes and techniques he explores…

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Build Hope youth workshop with Amnesty International

June 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kerr Street Artspace,
Access road to Mt Victoria, Devonport

The Build Hope youth workshop will use visual and drama techniques to explore ways to engage empathy and action for human rights.

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World Refugee Day Speakers Evening

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Gallery

Celebrate World Refugee Day with an evening of compelling speakers, delicious food, live music and beautiful art.

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Where Shall We Call Home?

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - July 5 @ 3:00 pm
Main Gallery

A powerful exhibition featuring over 50 artists to raises awareness of the plight of international refugees, and funds to assist refugee resettlement programmes in Auckland.

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Celebrating 30 years of Nuclear-Free event with Mayor Phil Goff

June 10 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

WILPF is hosting an event where you can meet some of the people who helped to make Aotearoa/New Zealand Nuclear-Free and listen to their stories. Mayor Phil Goff will be in attendance.

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May 2017

Bob Nelson: Light Industry

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - June 14 @ 3:00 pm

Influenced primarily by the New Topographics movement (New York 1975), Bob Nelson investigates the geometric and colour permutations evident in the New Zealand industrial landscape.

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Celebrating Devonport’s History of Peace Activism

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - June 14 @ 3:00 pm

An exhibition of historic images by Gil Hanly and John Miller, two committed long-term documentary photographers, who were heavily involved in photographing significant peace protests in New Zealand.

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John McCallum: The Hokianga

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - June 14 @ 3:00 pm

Assembled from images made so far through differing seasons since 2008, John McCallum’s photographs intend to offer glimpses of a way of life that is largely lost to modern New Zealand.

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Fashion and High Tea: Conversation with Niki Hill on Mother’s Day

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on Mother’s Day for high tea and conversation with artist Niki Hill on Sunday 14 May, 2pm start.

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Niki Hill Artist Talk

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join artist Niki Hill for a discussion on her exhibition, Fresh, Fur & Flesh at the Depot Artspace, Sunday 7 May, 2pm start.

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Niki Hill: Fresh, Fur & Flesh

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - May 24 @ 3:00 pm

Niki Hill takes the ephemeral nature of the traditional ‘Still Life’ convention and gives these tableaux the unconventional twist of contemporary conversations that range from fashion, fantasy, fairytale whimsy, brand marketing and environmental issues.

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Riki Bowler: Magical Realism

May 2 @ 10:00 am - May 20 @ 3:00 pm

Riki Bowler’s paintings articulate her perception of the flora and fauna of Aotearoa New Zealand as they are when nurtured and celebrated for their delightful diversity and uniqueness.

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April 2017

Be There, Be Square – 10” x 10” Members Exhibition

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - May 3 @ 3:00 pm

Our 2017 Members Exhibition gives you the chance to unleash those creative brain cells on your Be There, Be Square 10” x 10” works.

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The Pigment Club

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - April 30 @ 3:00 pm

The Pigment Club encourages any ages to express and experiment, to allow their own big or small or tiny imaginations to paint a vivid picture in their minds.

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David Barker: Artist Talk

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

David Barker will be talking about his latest exhibition Fragments on Sunday 2 April, 2 – 3pm.

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March 2017

David Barker: Fragments

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - April 12 @ 3:00 pm

Paintings of sea shells, sheds, ships, and skyscapes by David Barker, each is but a ‘fragment’, a fixed format, a visual patch of life passing by.

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