Depot Artspace, Devonport

We have a bumper month of May lined up with some really fantastic events happening. As part of NZ Music Month we’re running our North Shore Schools Songwriting Competition again which was a huge success last year and saw the winners and runners-up professionally record their songs at Depot Sound with our top notch engineering team - this is for Intermediate and Secondary school students. And as part of Techweek, we’re hosting a panel event on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of NFTs, and showcasing the first ever 3D printed musical instrument exhibition, in partnership with the Auckland University. Our creative employment programmes, Artslab and Wayfind Creative, continue to run regularly and this month we go back to delivering workshops in person! Yippee! So if you’re looking for support in building a creative career, make sure you come and visit us or check out our website to see what’s going on.

Depot Sound has long been involved in supporting emerging local songwriters and 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:

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of NFTs. Join the conversation hosted by Depot Artspace as we demystify and explain what NFTs are. We will host a panel discussion featuring creative practitioners and artists, sharing their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges posed by NFTs in Aotearoa and beyond. Panel event to be held at the Depot Artspace on Tuesday 17 May, 6-8pm.

Synthesis: An exploration of 3D printed Art. Be part of history as we showcase NZ’s first 3D printed musical instruments. Depot Artspace is thrilled to host as a part of NZ Tech Week NZ's first live performance on 3D printed musical instruments. Opening night will feature a short and punchy discussion from the University of Auckland’s Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab, Professor of Additive Manufacturing Olaf Diegel on the intersection of Art and 3D printed technology. Opening: Friday 13 May, 5-7pm. The instruments will be on display from 7-28 May.

Depot Galleries. 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. and