Community Calendar

June 2024

DEPOT Artspace - Matariki 2024: Mai i te Moana ki te Whenua 
Saturday, 29 June - Saturday, 10 August
10:00 - 16:00

Mai i te Moana ki te Whenua is a multi-media exhibition that shares stories of Matariki and Puanga, acknowledging the many ways that this time of year is celebrated throughout the country. Coming from across the motu, the artists will share their knowledge of mātauranga Māori through toi whakairo, raranga, and rongoā.
As part of our Matariki 2024 exhibition we're also delighted to be hosting several free workshops and events throughout July – register today at

  • Opening / Artist Panel: Saturday 29 June, 2-4pm
  • Curator's Tour: Friday 5 July, 11am
  • Rongoā (Medicine) Workshop: Saturday 20 July, 11am
  • Live Whakairo (Carving) Session: Saturday 27 July, 11am

The Depot Shop, Toi Toa has also curated a wonderful Matariki 2024 collection, so be sure to stop by and browse these incredible works.

July 2024

World Choir Games 2024
Wednesday, 10 July - Saturday, 20 July

Auckland’s melodic masterpiece: 11,000 participants, over 40 countries, one unforgettable World Choir Games!

The World Choir Games, the biggest choral competition and festival on the globe, comes to Aotearoa New Zealand for the first time ever from 10–20 July. It will be by far the largest choral event to be held in this country. More than 11,000 singers from over 40 countries will arrive in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland to compete, enjoy workshops, ceremonies and evening concerts in the city, and to give free daytime concerts throughout the supercity.

The Vic Open Mic Night
Thursday, 25 July - Thursday, 25 July
20:00 - 22:30

Our stage is open to poets, storytellers, musicians, magicians, and everything in between!
Contact if you are interested in performing, or just come along to support our shining stars on stage!

DEPOT Sound: Professional Development Workshop
Sunday, 28 July - Sunday, 28 July
10:00 - 17:30

DEPOT Sound presents a Professional Development Workshop tailored for emerging recording artists, songwriters and producers looking to advance their careers in music. For more information and to register, go to the website:

August 2024

DEPOT - First Thursdays: Charcoal Workshop with Dr Richard Coldicutt
Thursday, 1 August - Thursday, 1 August
17:00 - 19:00

Join local artist Dr Richard Coldicutt for an engaging Charcoal Workshop on 1 August, 5pm as part of First Thursdays in Devonport, Te Hau Kapua! This back-to-basics workshop offers an opportunity to experience the delights and endless possibilities of creating with a humble burnt stick; charcoal.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of our hospitality partner Toi Toi Wines.
Head to to secure your spot!


North Shore Music & Keyboard Club - August Club Night
Tuesday, 6 August - Tuesday, 6 August
19:00 - 21:30

Our August Club night will feature a selection of Club members performing on the Club’s Yamaha Clavinova CVP809 digital piano.  Following a light supper, our guest artist will be Ben Fernandez and friends. Ben is a renowned professional musician, regularly performing all around Auckland AND the world having just jetted back from performing in Toronto and New York!

Held upstairs at the Takapuna Bowling Club, Bracken Avenue, Takapuna, there is a $8.00 (cash only) door charge. Club starts at 7:00pm and will finish at 9:30pm.  

Contact:   Gordon 027 636 8589


DEPOT Artspace - Sponge City
Saturday, 17 August - Saturday, 28 September
10:00 - 16:00

Sponge City is a group exhibition addressing urban resilience against the adverse weather effects of climate change. As feelings of unease escalate around the global climate crisis the need to take urgent action is critical, as can be felt throughout Tāmaki Makaurau after the recent extreme weather events.
Join us for the exhibition opening on Saturday 17 August, 2-4pm. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Toi Toi Wines.

New Zealand String Quartet x DEPOT Artspace
Friday, 30 August - Friday, 30 August
19:30 - 21:30

Surrounded by DEPOT Artspace’s August exhibition Sponge City, the New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ) will perform a programme of fresh and familiar classical works on Friday 30 August, 7.30–9.30pm. Whether you’re a classical music fan, an art enthusiast, or simply looking for a memorable night out, this concert is not to be missed.