We’re excited to welcome in the month of June and celebrating Matariki.
As part of our Matariki celebrations we’re thrilled to be hosting the stunning exhibition Matariki Tuhono ki te Taiao that looks to Māori conceptualisations of time, being guided by subtle changes and patterns in the environment. The early winter skies signal a shift in the seasons traditionally prompting harvests, hākari (feasts), kai preservation, and crop planting. Matariki Tuhono ki te Taiao showcases the work of seven multidisciplinary artists and will run throughout June with a special closing ceremony featuring live music, performance, hangi and refreshments on Saturday 25th June at 4pm, so please come and join us!
Depot Sound Hamilton Boys High School was in the house! We were super excited to host music and film students from HBHS in our space recently. A huge thanks to inspiring teachers Mr Galbraith and Mr West as well as all the students for making it such a special day. The students loved seeing Noah (HBHS alumni) give them some real life studio experience and we loved having everyone here. www.depotsound.co.nz
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Depot Galleries Depot Artspace’s Puanga – Matariki exhibition and associated events will take place as part of the Indigenous Ecology and Arts Wānanga, co-curated by Natanahira Te Pona of local ecology group Restoring Takarunga Hauraki. This year we are joined by a range of multi-disciplinary ringatoi (artists) who each engage with te taiao and Te Ao Māori through raranga (weaving), whakairo or carved objects, paintings, and more.
We’re also thrilled to host ‘Wrung and Misshapen’, a photographic exhibition curated by Hayley Theyers as part of Auckland Festival of Photography. This exhibition features a selection of artists from Depot Artspace’s Wayfind Creative and ArtsLab programmes. Full exhibition details here: depotartspace.co.nz/events