Depot Artspace and Creative Hub, Devonport

Well, another month has passed and we’re still working from home.

But the good news is the gallery opened to two beautiful exhibitions, PulseArt: Over My Shoulder and Hana Carpenter: Suspended Movement in November, and we were thrilled to sell several works online – so we now know our online gallery works and we can continue to support artists through future lockdowns, if need be. We’re thrilled to be supporting and welcoming to the gallery favourite local artists Robyn Gibson and Linda Gair in December and the beautiful new works of Rhea Maheshwari.

Speaking of local, we’ve been wonderfully inundated with entries to this year’s Members' show with more than 150 entries received. We will endeavor to get all of these online but seeing them in the gallery will be a real treat so please come and do some Christmas shopping with us and support local artists. All works are newly made and under $250.

As well as celebrating the opening of the gallery we have also had the pleasure of welcoming our new Creative Careers and Employment Manager, Siemone Rawson. She is an amazing addition to our team and has hit the ground running despite the complications of lockdown. Siemone is working hard with our Creative Career and Employment programmes; making sure that creatively minded graduates, school leavers and those on Job Seekers know that we are here to help with our two programmes, Artslab and Wayfind Creative, both unique career pathway programmes leading to creative employment and sustainable creative careers.

And finally a shout-out to all those trying to navigate this tricky time. It’s been challenging for sure but what has been most lovely throughout this time is the generous people who have reached out and extended kindness and care. We thank you. Here’s to 2022!

Depot Sound is celebrating the success of our in-house audio engineer Noah Page who is absolutely ecstatic to have been selected for the recent round of New Zealand on Air's development funding which enables music producers to work on developing music with new and emerging New Zealand artists. "Looking forward to getting into the studio in early 2022 and making some awesome music!!" – Noah

Wayfind Creative has celebrated some amazing successes for its creatives during lockdown as well as getting some incredible feedback from our recent Zoom programme workshops and industry panel discussions! If you would like to take your creative career to the next level, check out our exciting programme to start your path to creating a financially viable, sustainable and deeply rewarding career:

Depot Galleries

Don’t miss our four December exhibitions! Our annual members' show is perfect for unique Christmas gifts while supporting talented local artists.

Issue 126 December-January 2021