Opening: Saturday 7 May 4–8pm
See the colours of Aotearoa through the eyes of Mohad Ben Fahmi, an established artist who has returned from Dubai to share the light that drew him back to this corner of the world. Impressions of Idyll reveals the stronghold these local vistas hold over the artist, from bright Paihia and Tauranga in the north to the mists of the West Coast down south. This series of larger-than-life paintings depart from Fahmi’s earlier practice; in over 50 years of active art practice, this is his first exhibition dedicated to the landscape genre.
Depot Sound has long been involved in supporting emerging local songwriters/bands and we are excited to announce that we will once again be running our North Shore Schools songwriting competition as part of New Zealand Music Month!
This was a huge success last year, with over sixty entries, and we’d love to provide the opportunity once again for local students to have the chance to come back and make use of the studios.
Submissions end on 31 May.
For more info & to submit: www.depotsound.co.nz
Opening: Saturday 4th June, 10am-12pm
Closing event: Saturday 25th June, 4-5.15pm
Taking the phrase ‘i ngā wā ō mua – to turn to the times of the past’ as a starting point, this exhibition looks to Māori conceptualisations of time as event-based and non-linear, as being guided by subtle changes and patterns in the environment. Epitomising such interconnection with te taiao, the natural world, the appearance of Puanga and Matariki clusters of whetu (stars) in the early winter skies signal a shift in the seasons; traditionally prompting harvests, hākari (feasts), the preservation of kai for the colder months, and the planting of new crops.
Opening: Saturday 4th June, 2- 4pm
Wrung and Misshapen is curated by Hayley Theyers and features a selection of artists from Depot Artspace’s Wayfind Creative and ArtsLab programmes.
We know that creative people don’t like boring talks, so we’re taking a complex topic, and making it as painless as possible.
Creators have the ambition to share creativity with the world and we’re here to help you bolster your artistic career, by adding tools to help you strengthen the foundation of your business.
In this free, one hour workshop, funded by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and presented by Copyright Licensing NZ, Karen Workman will provide an overview of our rights as creators, to build on our understanding, and guide in strengthening business practices.
In the workshop we’ll define and discuss:
This workshop is open to creatives and artists, or anyone who has an interest in creative rights.